... Dubrovnik: Second Day ...
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For my second day in Dubrovnik, I planned to explore the "City Walls" and other monuments inside the walls.
Dubrovnik City Walls are pretty impressive, I need to say. 1940 m long stone walls are just stunning to take your breath away. If you're a photography lover and you got a professional level camera, you will get amazing frames. During your walk through the walls by the sea, you might dream about mediaeval times. I think a little bit imaginagination makes your journey much better. You know, a touch of spice makes the dish tastier =)
Ticket for the City Walls was 50 (or maybe 70) kn. Your ticket for city walls include the entrance of Fort Lovrjenac (which is separate from the main wall, but just a few minutes away from the Pile Gate), I saw some tourists did not visit that part or just skip it (I understand, I was kinda bored to see walls everywhere after a while).
After your long journey over the fortifications, you can walk all the way through the City Bell Tower, Rector's Palace and Cathedral. Don't forget to refill your water at Small Onofrio Fountain. Next to the City Hall, you'll see Sponza Palace. Inside that building, there is a small room dedicated to Dubrovnik defenders as a museum. Entrance is free.
Thereafter, you can walk through a little bit and get access to the Marina, or you can keep walking through the narrow streets of this historical town and find interesting corners.
You can find some local shops where you can see some jewellery, handcrafts etc. You can access to the sea and find a cafe/bar to chill-out! or maybe a restaurant where they serve local dishes. Who knows?
There are a few more tips by me about visiting the walls;
- If you don't like to sun on your top and getting sweaty, do not make your walk on the walls in the afternoon. It's definitely nerve racking. ( I did, so experience is talking here =)) My advice is get up early and take your tour before the noon. So you will enjoy the view delightfully. Trust me.
- Do not forget to carry a bottle of water with you. You'll be extremely thirsty.
- You need approx. 1,5 hours to see every part of the walls. If you wanna take a short break for a drink, it takes more. Remember this.
So, if you decided to visit the Old City Walls on a hot day with the sun on the top, good luck in advance ;)