"Dubrovnik - A perfect jewel" Top 5 Page for this destination Dubrovnik Tip by TheWanderingCamel
Dubrovnik, Croatia: 41 reviews and 57 photos
Whether your time in Dubrovnik is limited to a single day as a cruise stopover or an excursion from your holiday apartment or hotel, a port of call on a sailing holiday, or you are there for a more extended stay, the city is sure to leave a lasting impression on you. It is a truly exquisite place set down between a backdrop of mountains and the bluest of blue seas studded with pine-tree-clad islands.
The main attraction is the mediaeval heart of the city, surrounded by massive, and very complete, fortified walls. A walk around the walls will take you about an hour and will give you a wonderful overview of the city's building - and those famous terracotta tiled roofs. For lovers of architecture there are some beautiful churches and a couple of lovely little palaces, tranquil monastery cloisters and street after street of mellow old stone houses. Others will find their enjoyment in the details - fine stone carvings over doorways, around windows, on fountains and capitals - there is so much to catch the eye here. There are more than enough umbrella-shaded cafes and restaurants in which to sit and watch the passing parade and shoppers will enjoy the quaint little shops that both line the main street - the Placa - and are tucked away in side streets and alleyways. The charm of the city lies in the sum of all these things - there's a really special wholeness about Dubrovnik and it is this that led to the city being declared a UNESCO World Heritage site as early as 1979.
So, even if you only have a few hours in Dubrovnik, you can get a real feel of what the city is like. The main streets and squares are busy from early morning until late afternoon - things quieten down as the day-trippers head back to their buses - but you don't have to walk far from the main thoroughfares to find you have a street to yourself - and the washing overhead- where you can really soak up the atmosphere of this magical place.
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