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  • Writer's pictureVicky Lopez

Dubrovnik Diaries: Unveiling the Pearl of the Adriatic - Croatia

The best way to describe Dubrovnik is simply by calling it enchanting. Every inch of the city oozes history and charm, from the well-preserved old town perched on the Adriatic Sea to the ever-growing list of accolades it receives as one of the world's most spectacular destinations.

Dubrovnik is a beautiful vacation destination that offers something for everyone. The city is home to a variety of historical and cultural attractions, as well as a lively nightlife scene. Visitors can explore the city's many museums and galleries, or take a walking tour of the old town to see some of its most famous landmarks.

Dubrovnik is also a great place to relax and enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere. There are numerous beaches to lounge on, as well as plenty of restaurants and cafes to sample the local cuisine.

Whether you're looking for an action-packed vacation or a leisurely getaway, Dubrovnik is sure not to disappoint.

Whether you're a first-time visitor or a returning lover of all things Croatian, Dubrovnik is always worth another visit. Here are just some of the reasons why...and things you can do.

The City Walls

Prepare to be transported through time as you embark on a journey along the renowned Walls of Dubrovnik. These majestic fortifications, which have stood the test of time, are not just a favorite part of the city, but a symbol of its resilience and historic significance. The city walls are truly unique and special, offering a glimpse into the city's rich history and offering breathtaking views. These ancient walls, dating back to the 13th century, encircle the entire Old Town of Dubrovnik, creating a protective fortress-like barrier against the outside world. Walking along the walls, you'll be immersed in a journey through time, passing by impressive watchtowers, cannons, and fortified gates. The promenade atop the walls provides panoramic views of the sparkling Adriatic Sea, red-roofed houses, and charming cobblestone streets below. It's an experience that transports you back in time and leaves you in awe of the architectural beauty and strategic importance of Dubrovnik's city walls.

Fort Lovrijenac

In the captivating city of Dubrovnik, one fortress stands out above the rest – Fort Lovrijenac. This imposing structure, perched on a rocky cliff overlooking the Adriatic Sea, is a must-visit for history buffs and Game of Thrones fans alike. Known as the "Gibraltar of Dubrovnik," Fort Lovrijenac offers panoramic views of the city walls and the azure waters below. Its fascinating history is intertwined with legends and tales of resilience and defiance. Did you know that no enemy ever breached its walls? Explore the impressive fortifications, wander through its ancient chambers, and marvel at the stunning coastal vistas. And for Game of Thrones enthusiasts, Fort Lovrijenac is a pilgrimage site – it stars as the famed Red Keep in the popular TV series. So, whether you're a history lover, a Game of Thrones fanatic, or simply seeking incredible views, a visit to Fort Lovrijenac is an absolute must.

Jesuit Stairs

When you think of Game Of Thrones, what comes to mind? For me, it's the iconic stairs from one scene in particular- "the walk of shame." The stone steps lead up and down as actors step onto them while being paraded before crowds who jeer at their expense. Installed right here outside Old Town walls near City Gate #3 (par excellence) these same Jesuits Stairs have always been a must-see for any traveler passing through this historic place!

The first bastion surrounding the Old Port of Dubrovnik and protecting it from harm was built here already in 1470! Today you can find small private boats inside.

Dubrovnik Cathedral

The Assumption Cathedral in Dubrovnik, Croatia is a beautiful church that has been the seat of the Diocese since 1479. This cathedral not only serves as an important religious site but also holds many history lessons about life during medieval times on this continent!

The city of Dubrovnik had a difficult time recovering from the earthquake that destroyed much in 1667. They called on an Italian architect named Andrea Bufalini who designed their new church to be built using Baroque style with features such as naves and aisle spaces, but also having one cupola above all else! Other architects came after him including Francesco Cortese (who worked there until his death) and Paolo Andreotti from Genoa City - he helped create what you see today.

The construction of this cathedral was a long and arduous task that spans centuries. It started with the ruins of several old cathedrals, including ones dating back to 7th century England; 10th century France as well as 11th -12th Century Germany. The final product landed on English shores after being assembled by volunteers who contributed their time alongside King Richard I 'The Lionheart' around 1240 AD, when he funded part way through its building process due to touching down locals' money which had been collected during votive offerings towards safe keeping after navigating shipwreck near.

Dubrovnik Cable Car

Last but not least, for a breathtaking bird's-eye view of the city and the gorgeous clear waters of the Adriatic Sea, a ride on the cable car is a must!

Ready to embark on an unforgettable journey to the captivating city of Dubrovnik? Don't miss the chance to explore its ancient walls, soak in the breathtaking views, and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture that make this city so unique. Whether you're a lover of architecture, a Game of Thrones enthusiast, or simply seeking a slice of paradise on the Adriatic coast, Dubrovnik has something to offer everyone. So pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready for an experience of a lifetime. Book your trip to Dubrovnik today and let Gotta Luv Travel help you create memories that will last a lifetime. Your adventure awaits!


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