Articles tagged 'old town'

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 offices as well as Rector’s headquarters and living accommodation. Nowadays,

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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 four section complex consisting of four vaults with the purpose

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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 many middle-eastern visitors came to the town including visitors from

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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 enormous walls that encircle the entire Old Town, dotted by

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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 Buying Tickets in Advance: How Can I Book in Advance?

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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 where you can sunbathe and jump into the sea. For

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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 your car in Iza Grada area or if you are

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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, the bell strikers, popular ‘zelenci’ (green twins) are locally called

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Onofrio’s Fountains

Onofrio's Fountains

Onofrio’s Fountain with Saint Saviour’s Church and town walls of Dubrovnik in the background. Large Onofrio’s Fountain As soon as you enter into the Old Town to Stradun through the Pile Gate on your right side you will see the large rounded polygonal shape structure with a cupola and 16 water taps. This is the well known Large Onofrio’s Fountain, designed in 1438 by the prominent Italian architect

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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 for a good itinerary, for the best way to spend

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