Walking into Dubrovnik is certainly one of those time travel experiences which only genuinely happens in few places in Europe. Much of the city was re-built after an earthquake in 1667, so many of the buildings you see are from after that era, but that is still plenty old enough to get that real sense of history. Its really comes down to the fact that everything meets that historic standard, there are no modern buildings, that is what makes it believable this is living, breathing time capsule.
|Don’t forget to squeeze as
many people as you can
in a turret.
|An extreme case of Keeping up with the jones’ – “Well
Margaret, next door has orange tiles, so I want orange tiles”
|Tony found an interesting
hole… good job Tony.
|Stradun street stretching the length of the city|
There is a good selection of restaurants and bars hidden around the city, we headed to the harbour at the south end and grabbed ourselves a table. Croatia has throughout history been heavily influenced by Italy and this seemed ever present in the food options… still, of all the countries to be influenced by in the kitchen, Italy is a good choice!
– Entrance to the walled city is free. To walk around the walls will cost about $11 (2012). Some of the other historic buildings also have entrance fees, but the Walls seem to be the most expensive attraction. Allow about an hour to walk these at a leisurely pace.