Beautiful Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik
Favorite thing: The traditional patron saint of Dubrovnik is St. Vlaho, known in English and French as St. Blaise. Images and sculptures of this saint can be found all over town, and in each one, he's shown holding the entire city of Dubrovnik in his hands.
Favorite thing: Dubrovnik is a really old city. Thousands of years actually. Now history was made also in 1995 and also destroyed when gazillions of bombed fell off on the old city. On the picture attached is a picture of where the bombed fell on the city, and where fires were started. Nowwadays the workers are still constructing what has been destroyed, but unfortunately several historical buildings were lost. Let's remember this. We are all in this together.
Dubrovnik has a really interesting and somehow atrange history. The old town is saurrounded by the large brick walls, designed to protect city from various tribes during the Middle Age, and actually never used for that purpose. The Republic of Dubrovnik survived many regimes changing one another in europe and was never destroyed. Not because of the big stone walls but due to the outstanding diplomatic efforts, which by the way, were successful.
Fondest memory: Old Town. The completely preserved area. Medieval "island" inside "Great Croatian Wall", if can say so. I didn't see the Great Chinese Wall but I bet Dubrovnik Wall can compete, at least by its beauty.
And what a strange life it is. Those walls survived several centuries of constant wars all around and finally the city took its most severe destruction caused by the civic war. On the wall there is a map where all the objects are shown, which suffered of bombings. The map is full of those little circles. They destroyed the original roofs and the municipal authorities had to replace them with new ones.
On nthe walls you can see the statue of St. Vlaho (Blaise), the protector of Dubrovnik, surveing the town and greeting us.
The photo shows me & Alen having our drinks at a table in the Old Town of Dubrovnik.
People watching, enjoying the sights in the Old Town. So lively !
This is what I love most about Dubrovnik. Inside this Old Wall, people were enjoying themself & trendy young guys & girls parading themself, with their flashy clothes & mobile phones.
It's a sight that we could see in much much bigger cities !
Dubrovnik is a small fortified town in the south of Croatia - more precisely in Dalmatia. it may be small - but in term of interesting places it's incredibly rich - within the old city walls everything that you see is beautiful, memorable, unforgettable
Fondest memory: The old narrow steeets, the richly ornate palaces, the town's wall and pila gate.... and then again the simple houses, the rocky beaches, the delicious restaurants... everything in this magical city is a highlight!
Fondest memory: A late night stroll on Stradun is magical. The white marble pavers glistten from the lights - the night sky above the Old Town - a gentle breeze - the sound of laughter drifting from bars on the side streets - the bells of the churches ringing on the hour.
All houses are built from a special stone, from the island of Brac. Also the pavement is made from this stone. What is interesting about this stone is the fact that it gets very shiny after years of walking on it.
Fondest memory: The White House is known to be made of stone from Brac island..like houses in Dubrovnik
Old city of Dubrovnik. Walk the wall around the city, some of the sights from the wall are great, especially the view of the roofs and the view to sea on the northern side of the city.
Fondest memory: When we were in Dubrovnik we visited the old city. When you see those little wooden doors in the walls, try walking through them. We found one that led through the wall and we ended up on a 'beach' outside the wall toward the sea. This beach was a series of stone steps which led directly from the door into the sea.
Favorite thing: Dubrovnik has some gorgeous views and it's a very romantic city to travel to. The coastline is spectacular ans worthy of many photos.
Favorite thing: Hundreds of alley and corridors with beautiful sights and nooks for discover are at your hand..try to lose yourself and go away from the most touristic cobbled streets where the bloody tourist are!
Fondest memory: Those little alleys are absolutely amazing. There you can find some nice shops and hidden restaurants which serve delicious seafood! Go and taste it!