Also known as the " Pearl of the Adriatic", this medieval walled city of Dubrovnik became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Dubrovnik situated on the Dalmatian coast, became an important Mediterranean sea power from the 13th century onwards. The official currency is Kuna ( HRK). The exchange is 7.3Kunas/Euro. You do not need to exchange your Euros to Kunas, they quote their prices in Euros and accept Euros. The official language spoken is Croatian.
Here’s a view of the old city from on top of a nearby Mount Srdj which is reachable on cable cars. From the top of the mountain, you'll have a spectacular view over Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian area.
When we came back down, we went on a walking tour through Old Town, where you will see you the city’s finest sights. It is important to all who wish to visit here that in the Old Town you cannot come by car because traffic here is forbidden. Wandering around all the little alleys and streets, we felt relatively safe. According to our tour guide, if we want to get a clearer picture of the area you can also walk atop the Old Town walls. Unfortunately, we had only an hour to roam around the town on our own and have lunch.
Things to see inside the Old Town of Dubrovnik:
The Onofrio fountain strategically located inside the Old Town built in the 15th century as part of the water supply system. It has a huge central dome and its sixteen sided drinking fountains served the public drinking water for a number of centuries and even during the Balkans War in the early 1990s. The fountain is still in use today, and you can drink the water. A ledge and steps around the water trough provide a perfect resting spot for tired visitors.
St. Blaise chuch - was built in Baroque style. It is one of the favourite wedding ceremony churches in Dubrovnik.
St. Viaho ( St Blaise ) is the patron saint of Dubrovnik.
inside the Franciscan Monastery
Stradun - is the main street of the Old Town of Dubrovnik. It has kept its beautiful looks with the stone houses on both sides with beautiful churches, palaces, fountains and statues along its way since it was built in the 17th century. Along this street are a number of quality retail shops, tourist shops, and a number of restaurants.
Everything in Dubrovnik is amazing, a MUST SEE place. The Old Town walls are really worth visiting. I recommend walking around the Old Town of Dubrovnik! It gives you the feeling like you are lost in an old mediaval city with the very small roads! It is a must to get a guided tour and learn the history and see the churches.
This is the most romantic town for couples, with the cobbled streets, romantic alleys, nooks and crannies cafes, delicious food and breat taking views of the sea.
It was a fantastic experience!! Join me as we sail to our next port stop........ SPLIT, Croatia.