Articles tagged 'Stradun / Placa'

Entrance to Dubrovnik Town Walls

Entrance to Dubrovnik Town Walls

The main entrance to Dubrovnik town walls is right outside of Pile Gate. Another one is at Ploce Gate. The entrance is locally called ‘glavni ulaz na gradske zidine‘ When you arrive in Pile Gate get down the steps to Stradun (the main town street) and on the left-hand side on the very beginning of Stradun right after the gate you will

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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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Stereoscopic photographs of Dubrovnik (1906)

Stereoscopic photographs of Dubrovnik (1906)

Stereoscopic photograph of Stradun, Dubrovnik (1906) Stereoscopic photograph of Sveti Vlaho Church, Dubrovnik (1906) Stereoscopic photograph of Gruž bay, Dubrovnik (1906) Info about stereoscopy

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Orlando’s Column

Orlando's Column

Orlando’s Column (Orlandov Stup) in Dubrovnik is a well-known monument situated in the very heart of the Old Town, in the centre of Luža Square right in front of St Blaise’s Church. The column, erected in 1418, features armoured knight Orlando who according to the legend, helped the people of old Dubrovnik (Ragusa) defeat invaders in the middle ages and therefore helped Dubrovnik to

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Old Pharmacy at Franciscan Monastery – Dubrovnik

Old Pharmacy at Franciscan Monastery - Dubrovnik

The Old Pharmacy in Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik is one among the oldest pharmacies in Europe. It was founded in 1317 as in-house pharmacy for Franciscan friars which was later introduced to the public servicing the whole Town’s population and  even beyond the town’s walls. Nowadays, in the pretty courtyard of Franciscan Monastery’s complex, intricate cloister lead to the Old Pharmacy Museum where among

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Café Festival, Dubrovnik

Café Festival, Dubrovnik

Café Festival is on one of the best locations in the town – right in the centre of Stradun – the very heart of Dubrovnik’s Old Town. The cafe is opened from very early morning till midnight serving variety of sweets and pastries, hot and cold sandwiches, breakfasts of all sorts as well as some regular restaurant food. Festival has great location and is very good place for people

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Window Shutters along the Stradun

Window Shutters along the Stradun

The pretty impressive consistency of urban planning regulations – If you take a walk along the Stradun, on both side of the street you will notice nearly identical buildings with window shutters all painted in the same (and soothing) shade of green.

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Cafe Bar Orlando, Stradun

Cafe Bar Orlando, Stradun

Cafe Bar Orlando is located on one of the most fabulous spots in Dubrovnik – at Stradun – the best place in Town to sit and watch the world go by. The bar is named after Dubrovnik’s knight Orlando whose statue is nearby. I took this photo on my recent visit & had here one of the best espressos ever.

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Dubrovnik Summer Festival

Dubrovnik Summer Festival

Dubrovnik Summer Festival (Dubrovacke Ljetne Igre) is held annually in Dubrovnik during July and August.  The Festival started back in the 1950s and includes daily performances of theatre plays and classical and folk music and dance. The shows are held in several open-air stages within the Old Town (my favourite stage is the one at Lovrijenac fort) created exclusively for that purpose around

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