I knew Dubrovnik was beautiful, but I didn’t realise just how beautiful until I got there and saw it for myself. I instantly fell in love.
Walking through the old town, with its narrow, winding streets, shiny stone floors, and fortresses towering high above you on the still in tact walls, it’s easy to be transported back to medieval Europe.
If you’re a Game of Thrones fan (like me) then it’s easy to imagine that you’re walking through the brutal streets of Westeros- although you’d be 100% forgiven if you never want to imagine yourself in Westeros! The Old Town has been so well preserved that the show hasn’t needed to make many alterations to get the medieval look, so what you see on the TV is what you see in Dubrovnik (well, except the fantasy-esque red keep perched high above the town and the dragons obvs!).
In total I spent four nights in Dubrovnik and loved every second. Although it’s not really a museum place (it doesn’t need them as the whole town is a museum in itself!) there’s always something to do, from walking around high above the people below on the still in tact, never been breached city walls, to taking a city walking tour, or getting on a boat and sailing across the Adriatic to a nearby island. There’s also plenty of restaurants in the narrow alleys serving seafood that Croatia is so famous for, lots of bars where you can sit and enjoy some delicious, sweet Croatian wine (there’s even a bar called Buza nestled in the city walls, which is great for cliff diving and watching the sunset!), and there’s a big cafe culture so you can act like a local at one of the numerous cafes along the Stradun by sitting, coffee in hand, watching the world go by.
A lot of people seem to discount Dubrovnik on the grounds that it’s too expensive (which it is by Croatian standards but not by ours), or because it’s too far south, and I think that’s a real shame (I promise this GoT reference was unintended).
Here is a photo diary of my time in this gorgeous part of the world.
I hope you enjoyed you virtual tour of Dubrovnik. Oh and here’s my new favourite photo thrown in for good measure 😉 When in King’s Landing…