Saturday, September 28, 2013

CROATIA: DUBROVNIK

We arrived at Dubrovnik at 17:30 pm. The driver kindly left us beside Pile Gate, where we had our accommodation. One minute before I was astonished by Fort Minceta, a tower of the City Walls, when the minibus drove next to it.

After leaving the bags in our Sobe in Pile district, we took a bath in a nearby small beach. In the evening we were ready to discover Dubrovnik. After a first walk along the Stradun, where we booked an excursion to Mostar in Lea Travel agency, We had dinner at the Pizzeria Tabasco, located near the Cable Car Station.

The most interesting places we visited in Dubrovnik were:

  • Pile Gate
  • Onofrio Fountain
  • Stradun
  • Sponza Palace
  • Rector's Palace
  • Franciscan Monastery
  • Cathedral of Dubrovnik
  • City Walls of Dubrovnik
  • Old Port
  • Dominican Monastery
  • Fort Lovrijenac
  • Ploce Gate
  • Banje Beach



First day in Dubrovnik



Pile Gate



Pile Gate in Dubrovnik


Onofrio Fountain



Onofrio fountain from Pile Gate in Dubrovnik


Stradun



Stradun and Clock Tower in Dubrovnik


Sponza Palace



Sponza Palace in Dubrovnik


Rector's Palace



Loggia of Rector's Palace in Dubrovnik


Clock Tower in Dubrovnik


Franciscan Monastery



Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik


Second Day in Dubrovnik (and Mostar in Bosnia)





At 8 in the morning we were already going to Mostar, from where we came back to Dubrovnik around 18pm. After a short break in our accomodation, we went to Dubrovnik to our evening walk.




Cathedral of Dubrovnik


Rector's Palace and Cathedral of Dubrovnik


Street of Dubrovnik



Street in Dubrovnik


Third day in Dubrovnik



At 9 o'clock we were already walking along imposing walls of Dubrovnik. It seems early, but not so much because in Dubrovnik the sun rises at 5 am, so at this time it was quite hot. After almost 2 hours under the sunlight without any shady place, we were very hot, so we went to Banje beach for a swim. 


City Walls of Dubrovnik



Dubrovnik from Fort Lovrijenac


Walking along the city walls of Dubrovnik


It was 9:30 am but it was already hot in Dubrovnik




Cap or hat is indispensable during the tour through the walls of Dubrovnik because of heat and lack of shaded areas



Roofs of Dubrovnik from the city walls


Old Port


Old port of Dubrovnik, and behind, the clock tower



Old Port of Dubrovnik from the City Walls



Dominican Monastery



From this point of the city walls we enjoyed a nice view of the old port of Dubrovnik and the bell tower of the Dominican Monastery




Dominican Monastery in Dubrovnik



City Walls



The imposing Fort Minceta in the city walls of Dubrovnik impressed me the first time I saw it


Here we were about to finish our tour along the impressive walls of Dubrovnik


I enjoyed a lot taking pictures of Dubrovnik from the city walls


A closer view of Fort Minceta and the towers of the City Walls of Dubrovnik


Fort Lovrijenac




Fort Lovrijenac and the bell tower of the Franciscan Monastery from the city walls of Dubrovnik

Ploce Gate


Ploce Gate in Dubrovnik


Banje Beach



Nice view of Dubrovnik from Banje Beach



About 12pm we took a bus to Cavtat at the stop next to the Cable Car Station. Around 16:30 pm we took the bus back to Dubrovnik to give our daily evening stroll through this wonderful city.

Fourth day in Dubrovnik


We spent our fourth day in Dubrovnik walking quietly along its streets trying to discover more lovely corners. We also took some pictures of Pile District, the lovely area of Dubrovnik where we had our accomodation.


Nice Corners in Dubrovnik



Quiet place we found in Dubrovnik beside the city walls


Lovely place in Dubrovnik


Street market in Dubrovnik


After having lunch in Dubrovnik we took the bus to the airport at the stop next to the Cable Car. You should check the bus schedule the same day in the morning at the tourist office (for example, there are one close to the Pile gate). The price is 35 Kuna or 5 euros (you can pay in Kunas and Euros). The journey takes approximately 35 minutes.


Below you have some useful information:

- Our accomodation in Dubrovnik was:

  • Dubrovnik: Rooms and Apartment Kortizija (highly recommended)

- Restaurants in Dubrovnik:

  • Pizzeria Tabasco (Near the Cable Car station)
  • Dubravka (beside Pile Gate)


This was the route we did from Venice to reach Dubrovnik:


Finally, other great cities I have already visited are:






  • Barcelona
  • Berlin
  • New York and Washington
  • London
  • Dublin in Irleland
  • Istanbul in Turkey
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Rome and The Vatican
  • Paris
  • Florence in Tuscany
  • Lisboa in Portugal
  • Madrid
  • Venezia

  • Other great cities and countries I have visited are:




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