Dubrovnik is an astonishing city that offers an incredible medieval experience. Situated on the southern coast of Croatia, this incredible town is surrounded by thick medieval walls, soaring battlements and massive gates. Once you arrive here you will have the feeling that you have returned back to a time when Dubrovnik was a major maritime power commanding the third-largest navy in the Mediterranean. These days, Dubrovnik is probably well-known, because it was used as a filming location for the famous HBO series “Game of Thrones.” However, this city also offers beautiful nearby beaches and other opportunities for outdoor activities. Here are three beautiful attractions in Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik’s City Walls
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Once you arrive to Dubrovnik, you will notice that this town is surrounded by huge medieval walls. These incredible walls encircle the entire Old Town quarter and will take more than an hour for visitors to explore them. Most of these beautiful walls were built around the 13th century, but over the years and after repeated attacks, the walls were reinforced. In some places, these medieval walls feature 25 meters high and approximately 6 meters thick.
Dubrovnik’s Old Harbour
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Dubrovnik’s Old Harbour can be found in the eastern section of Dubrovnik. This incredible port is protected by two breakwaters: Kaše, built in 1485 from huge stones piled on wooden foundations, and Porporela, which was built in 1873. Nowadays, Dubrovnik’s Old Port serves as a tourist attraction and also as a departure point for cruises to the beaches.
Dubrovnik Cable Car
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Probably the best way, to enjoy the incredible panoramic view of this ancient city is on an ultramodern cable car. This cable car station can be found outside the city walls and offers visitors an easy and quick mode of transport to the peak of the mountain. There, visitors will also find a small museum, a snack bar, a restaurant and a souvenir shop.
Dubrovnik is one of the most famous cities in the world, especially after serving as a filming location for “Game of Thrones.” Have you ever been to Dubrovnik?