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A Few Hours in Dubrovnik

A Few Hours in Dubrovnik

If you are planning to visit Dubrovnik just for a day trip and plan to spend just a few hours here, this is the itinerary that I can recommend so you can see the main attractions and points of interest in just a few hours of one day. It is

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One day in Dubrovnik

One day in Dubrovnik

‘Can you do Dubrovnik in one day?‘ or ‘is one day in Dubrovnik enough?‘ is a question I frequently get in my emails. Most of the people who ask this question are either arriving in Dubrovnik by cruise ship or just staying for one night in the city and are looking

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Rector’s Palace Dubrovnik (Knežev Dvor)

Rector’s Palace Dubrovnik (Knežev Dvor)

A well known Rector’s Palace located in Ulica Pred Dvorom, just south of Luža Square is an iconic building that was originally built in the 13th century and rebuilt later on two occasions in a Venetian-Gothic style designed by Michelozzo Michelozzi. In times of Raguza, the Rector’s Palace housed government and state

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Arsenal (Orsan)

Arsenal (Orsan)

Above photo: Arsenal (Orsan) viewed from the Old Harbour The Arsenal, with its four vaults (above photo), was located in the very heart of the Old port (harbour) on the exact place where nowadays, the Gradska Kavana restaurant is situated. Initially, it was built in the 7th century as a

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Revelin Fortress

Revelin Fortress

Revelin Tower (Revelin Fortress) located just outside the town walls as part of the Ploče Gate entrance to the Old town was built in 16th century as protection of the Eastern side of the Town as well as to its harbour (Old Port). Revelin, protecting the Eastern entrance to the city was a place through which

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Walls of Dubrovnik

Walls of Dubrovnik

Views from Dubrovnik town walls over to old harbour, Sveti Ivan fortress and Lokrum Island Dubrovnik City Walls (locally called “Dubrovački miri” or in Croatian, officially “Dubrovačke zidine“) were built all around the Old Town of Dubrovnik, around the seashore, to protect a town from pirates and other unwelcome guests. These

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Entry ticket for Dubrovnik city walls

Entry ticket for Dubrovnik city walls

Dubrovnik town walls entry ticket guidelines: How much does an entry ticket cost? Prices vary depending on age and circumstances. As of 2019: adults – 200 HRK (about 29 Euro) children and students concession – 50 HRK children under the age of 7 accompanied by an adult: free, unlimited entry

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Buža Beach

Buža Beach

Buža Beach is, in my opinion, one of the most attractive swimming and sunbathing spots in Dubrovnik. It is a pretty unconventional place, located right next to the southern edge of huge Town Walls, offering great views of Lokrum Island and Adriatic. The beach is rocky with numerous patches of concrete terraces

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Buža Gate

Buža Gate

Buža gate also known as Vrata od Buže is a northern entrance to the Old Town that leads from Iza Grada street, crossing Peline and down the steps to Prijeko and further the steps to Stradun, the main Old Town’s promenade. This entrance in the town is handy if you park

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The Clock Tower

The Clock Tower

Dubrovnik’s Clock Tower, an elegant 31 m high timepiece, dating from the 15th century is a magnificent landmark of the Old Town. It is located at the very end of Stradun, next to Sponza Palace in Luža Square. The clock tower overlooks Orlando’s Column and Sveti Vlaho Church. Two bronze figures,

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