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    Gruz Harbour

    by Flying.Scotsman Written Jan 10, 2014

    Gruz harbour is just under 2 miles northwest of Pile Gate (the main entrance to the old town). This is the main port for cruise ships and also the port for the Elaphiti islands and ferries to Split, Bari and other Adriatic ports. For details of sailings see: http://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/home . It is also a pleasant place for a stroll to watch the comings and goings of the cruise ships and ferries. There are not a lot of cafes and restaurants in this area, but there is a cafe at the port, a very nice restaurant in the Petka Hotel, and a cafe overlooking the southeast end of the harbour on the terrace of the rather ugly Shopping centre situated there. The view, though, is lovely. We stayed at the Berkeley Hotel which overlooks the harbour. If you are staying near here, there is a Konzum supermarket near the harbour buildings.

    Gruz Harbour from Berkeley Hotel room balcony Chapel on waste ground by Gruz Harbour Gruz Harbour at night
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    Cavtat - seaside village day trip

    by Flying.Scotsman Written Jan 10, 2014

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    Cavtat can be reached by bus from Dubrovnik or by boat from the Old Port (Gradska Luka). The boat trip was lovely and the sea very calm, but poor sailors will still feel the motion of the small boat. We took the boat one way and the bus back. It is a small resort with 2 harbours. For visitors wanting a quieter location than Dubrovnik, this is an excellent location; Booking.com lists 82 places to stay. We spent the day there walking around the old town and harbours, and eating, drinking coffee, and enjoying the beautiful waterfront location of this small seaside town, but could have spent a lot more time here. Maybe next time! See More Cavtat for more photographs.

    PS It is very near the airport, so may be suitable for short breaks.

    Cavtat in the late afternoon sun The boat returning to Dubrovnik Colourful flowers in October Behind the harbour By the harbour
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    Plat

    by solopes Updated Dec 12, 2013

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    My best swim in Croatia was at Plat.

    A pebble beach, but safe to enter, without any remarkable rock and wide enough to swim in any direction without disturbing the other bathers. It's some kilometers south of town, taking a few minutes by car (or by boat), but fortunately, adjacent to our hotel.

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    The Ethnographic Museum

    by peterdhduncan Updated Nov 13, 2013

    The Ethnographic Museum is situated in the town's old grain store, and illustrates the ways of life of the occupants of the city in past centuries.

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    St. Biase Church

    by xaver Updated Oct 31, 2013

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    This is a baroque church that was built in honour of the protector of the town.
    It was built in 1715 and now it is in contrast with the sobriety of the Placa. Not to be missed is the silver statue of St. Biase just next to the altar. In my opinion you particulary enjoy the architecture of this church after the sunset, when contrasts are more evident.

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    Loggia square

    by xaver Written Oct 31, 2013

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    This square used to be the market square. In the center of the square there is the statue of Roland, known to have rescued Dubrovnik from the Arabs. Nest to the square there is the famous Sponza palace.

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    war photo limited

    by xaver Written Oct 31, 2013

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    This is an exposition of war photos and videos.
    On the first floor there are photos taken during the IRA and UK war.
    At the second floor there is a room with photos of the US- Mexico border wall and others from the Yugoslavia civil war, plus there are videos of recent conflicts.
    When you enter you are given a book where any single shot is explained.
    Price is 40 Kn
    Opening time: Tue-Sun 10 am - 4 pm; Mon Closed

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    Buza .... drinks on the cliff

    by jlanza29 Written Oct 20, 2013

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    As we were making away around the city walls, we noticed a place that had chairs and small table on the cliffs just on the perimeter of the walls looking out to the sea. We made our way thru the walls and finally found the side entrance which leads you to the chairs and tables.

    We took a seat and relaxed for a bit. be forewarned ... the prices are steep but you only stop here for a drink or 2 ..... we had a glass of wine and a Pepsi and it was 75 kunas.

    Enjoy the sea breeze and take plenty of pixs ....

    literally on the rocks outside the old city great views !!!! careful walking down !!! not cheap !!!!

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    Cable-Car

    by pugwashman Written Oct 18, 2013

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    The Cable Car runs from just outside the Old City Walls and goes up to a hill that overlooks the Old Town, Lokrum Island and across the rest of Dubrovnik, ie: Lapad Island etc.
    It's not cheap, about £11.00 (94kn) each for a return ticket, but as long as the weather is nice and the visibility is good, I definitely think it is worth it if you've got the time as the views are excellent.
    We also saw a lovely sunset, and there is meant to be a great restaurant up there although we didn't eat there. Aswell as the viewing platforms there is an old fort which you can walk past to get views down/up the coast.

    Dubrovnik Cable-Car with Lokrum Island Dubrovnik Old Town from viewpoint Cable Car & Lapad Peninsular Cable Car & Old Town Harbour
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    Sun (and little else) at Sunj Beach

    by gilabrand Updated Oct 5, 2013

    We took the Jadrolinija ferry to the island of Lopud that leaves from Dubrovnik harbor. The ferry makes stops at two other islands, Sipan and Kolocep. It was June and sizzling hot. It was a incredibly steep trek uphill in the boiling sun to get to Lopud's famous Sunj beach, which turned out to be nothing special. A little stretch of dirty sand surrounded by piles of garbage. The dune buggy that gets you up the hill at mid-point, when you realize you can't go another step, is a shameful rip-off, at 20 kuna a person each way. There is no shade. An umbrella and a chair cost us 60 kuna, but of course, you are there already so what choice do you have? My advice: Stick to the beach at the harbor, just a flat strip of asphalt and gravel, but the water is just the same.

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    Maritime Museum

    by Airpunk Written Aug 31, 2013

    Dubrovnik's wealth is built on sea trade, therefore it is no surprise to find a maritime museum. On two floors, you will get to see Dubrovnik's history from a maritime perspective. Indeed, this is the most complete and structured history of Dubrovnik you will get in any of the Dubrovnik museums. The museum has a good collection of maritime items, not only ship models and paitings, but also parts of the ships, charts, flags and many more. Though maritime museums are usually not among the first I visit in a city, I liked this one very much.
     
    The ticket for  the Maritime Museum (70 kuna, 2013) enables you to visit the Rector's Palace, Revelin Fort, the Ethnographic museum and the Maritime Museum. You can buy the ticket comprising these four places at any other of them as well. The ticket is valid for 7 days after the visit of the first museum, but you can visit each museum only once.

    Maritime Museum, Dubrovnik Exhibits in the maritime museum, Dubrovnik St. Bliase in te maritime museum
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    Orthodox Church (Church of the Annunciation)

    by Airpunk Written Aug 28, 2013

    The Serbian Orthodox Church is comparatively young in Dubrovnik's old town - dating only from 1877.  The Church of the Holy Annunciation serves the Serbian Orthodox community and suffered from the attacks during the Balkan Wars. The church possesses a large collection of icons and books, some of the icons can be seen in the church itself. Some more, together with several other religious items, are located in the annexed Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Unfortunately, I can't say anything about this museum as it was one of very few I did not visit in Dubrovnik.

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    St. Jakob's beach

    by Airpunk Written Aug 25, 2013

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    If you are looking for an alternative to Banje or the beaches at Lapad, I would recommend St. Jakob's. This beach is located a 30 min. walk away from the old town and has a mix of pebbles and sand. Be aware that the last couple of metres to the beach involve some sets of steps. The beach is not as full as Banje. However, it can be that a cruise ship unloads some hundred of its passengers on it for some hours. The beach is therefore best avoided if there is a cruise ship visible next to Lokrum island. Other than that, I would prfere it over Banje and some of the Lapad beaches.
     
    To get to the beach, leave the old town through Ploce gate and follow the street along the coast, past Banje Beach. Even if you see a larger road to the left and a residential area to the right, walk along the street with the private buildings. At the end, you will see a parking lot with a church. The path and the steps leading to the beach are right behind the church.

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    Banje Beach

    by Airpunk Written Aug 25, 2013

    This beach is the closest to the old town and can become pretty full in the high season. It is not the most beautiful beach, but more than just OK. One part of the beach can be used for free, the right one (if you look onto the sea) is owned by the eastwest club where you have to buy drinks and have to pay 10EUR/bed if you want to rent one. The club didn't really look like it was something I would enjoy (too posh for my taste). The public part of the beach is OK, but I would rather recommend beaches at Lapad or St. Jakob's beach, if you are not in hurry.

    Banje Beach Public part left, eastwest club right
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    Rupe Ethnographic Museum

    by Airpunk Written Aug 25, 2013

    The ethnographic museum shows traditional costumes and items related to rural life along the region. Though there are very few explanations and it is not too exciting, it is nice to walk around and have a look at those old items. I especially liked the reconstructed living room with many details, including 19th century tiles. The ground floor has temporary exhibitions, the one I saw was about bikes and their owners in Copenhagen. The museum is located in a former granary building (called Rupe, hence its name).
     
    I would recommend the museum only, if you have bought the entry card at Revelin Fort, Rector's Palace or the Maritime Museum before. That card costs 70 kuna but allows you to enter the other palces for free. Paying 70 kuna for the Ethnographic Museum alone is a little too much for my taste.

    Costumes at Rupe Ethnographic Museum Basement of Rupe Ethnographic Museum Fresco from the time when it was a granary One of the reconstructed kitchens More traditional costumes
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