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Dubrovnik in 20 Photos

The southernmost point on our Mediterranean road trip was Dubrovnik, Croatia. This ancient city lies in the very south of Croatia on a narrow strip of land flanking the aquamarine Adriatic Sea.

Dubrovnik is one of only a few cities that I’ve visited so far that truly lived up to the hype—Sydney, New York City and Venice are the others.

After immersing ourselves in the Istrian landscapes, swimming in Krka National Park and being pleasantly surprised by Šibenik, a six-hour drive along the rugged and dry Dalmatian coast brought us to Dubrovnik.

Nicknamed “The Pearl of the Adriatic” and protected as  World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this is truly one of the world’s most spectacular cities. The history of the place is overwhelming, its surrounding waters as clear as they can be, its food exquisite and its attractions simply amazing. I won’t go into too much detail in this post, though—there will be a super-extensive guide to visiting Dubrovnik later on. All I want to say now can be said with photos.

I haven’t done a photo essay in a long while and Dubrovnik is the perfect destination with which to continue the “city series” that I started almost a year ago.

So for now, to take a break from the textual posts that I’ve been shooting your way in the past week, here is a post that focuses on nothing else but travel photos of Dubrovnik.

Enjoy!

Dubrovnik in 20 Photos

Stradun, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Stradun, the Old City’s main street, seen from the City Walls
Dubrovnik cable car
The Cable Car is a must-do when visiting Dubrovnik
Boats on the Dalmatian coast, Croatia
Little boats in the harbor
Dubrovnik harbor
Incredibly picturesque harbor, seen from the City Walls
Evening in Dubrovnik
Evening lights in Dubrovnik
Banje Beach, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Banje Beach, one of the world’s most scenic beaches
Proto Restaurant, fish and seafood
Proto Restaurant, an excellent seafood restaurant in the Old City
View from the Rector's Palace
View from the Rector’s Palace, one of Dubrovnik’s most stunning palaces
Onofrio Fountain
The iconic Onofrio Fountain is a great place to fill up your water bottles
Inside the beautiful Franciscan Monastery
Inside the beautiful Franciscan Monastery
Dubrovnik City Walls
The imposing City Walls can be walked for their entire length (it’s a full circle)
View of Dubrovnik, Croatia
View of Dubrovnik from the hill behind it, reachable with the Cable Car
Scampis in Dubrovnik
Scampis in a delicious garlic sauce
Stradun
Stradun is at its quietest and most beautiful in the early morning
Lokrum Island, Croatia
Lokrum Island is a green retreat a quick boat ride from the Old City
View of the Franciscan Monastery and the Old City from the City Walls
View of the Franciscan Monastery and the Old City from the City Walls
Nightfall in Dubrovnik harbor
Nightfall in the harbor
Kayakers in Dubrovnik
Kayaking is a great way to see the city from a different perspective
Dubrovnik Cathedral
Dubrovnik Cathedral, arguably the most impressive building in the Old City
Sunset over Dubrovnik, Croatia
The sun slowly sets over the city and the Dalmatian islands…

Our visit to this overwhelming UNESCO World Heritage Listed city was made possible by the super-helpful and knowledgeable folks from the Dubrovnik Tourist Board and the Croatian National Tourist Board. Our accommodation was provided by Camping Solitudo. As always, all opinions are my own.

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