Old City, Dubrovnik
The city walls give a great view of the old city and surround. The walls protected the city from attack from the 13th Century onwards. Within these walls are the most important sights in Dubrovnik, including the usual churches and cathedrals, and some worthwhile museums.
There's a great stop along the city wall walk to take your picture standing over the Old Town. From here you can definately notice all of the new and old roof tiles that the city is famous for. The old, fire-red/orange tiles were mostly damaged when the city had tons of bombs dropped on it about a decade ago. Now you can see all of the patch work that was done to fix the tiles, but the colors aren't the same anymore because of this reason. The old tiles were made by hand, molded into shaped by pressing the tile over a worker's knee. The new tiles needed to be in place in such a rush that machines had to be used, and the metal discolored the tile. That's what some guy told me. Sounds pretty credible.
There are three main churches in the Old Town, all of them were closed when I was in town, but I took a picture of this smaller one while exiting the city walls. It's really nice to see the city's simple architecture on a church.
It's a tremendous combination, the beauty of the city and its enclosure in a slope, with marvelous bays, and islands, and...
You just go and see...
Another view of the city from the walls. The hill that overlooks the town used to have a cable car run. You can just make out the blue stantion from the old cable car operation.
This small church was built by the decision of the Dubrovnik Senate in 1520.
This small church style Renaissance. and
Onofrios Fountain built by 15th century.
The Jesuit church.
It was built to the project of the
Italian architect Andrea Pozzo
at the end of the 17th and the
beginning of the 18th century.
This Church is a graceful figure.
This market square area is center of old city.
fruit seller and flowers market. and lot
of restaurant area.
and Statue of Ivan Gundulic.
Somewhere on the southeast side of the city is where we saw this statue. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of it or the plaza in which it was located.
The old town is absolutely fascinating, but please remember your sun glasses as the white from the stones reflect heavily in the square.
The views of the beautifully restored city can be stunning, my photos, on the other hand are not . You'll have to go and see for yourself!
Walk the fortress wall late in the afternoon as the sun is beginning to set. Looking out over the clay tiled roofs to the Adriatic is incredible.