Dubrovnik, Old town

Dubrovnik is divided into three parts called the Old town, Gruz and Lapad. The Old town is a special part of Dubrovnik. It is very famous with tourists and the most popular part of Croatia. Dubrovnik’s Old town is known for its beauty and many attractions. It has a lot of character and an amazing spirit. The Old town of Dubrovnik is known for its architecture and history. Everyone who has ever come here says it is fabulous. If you take a walk down the most famous street Stradun, you’ll breathe in history. The city is full of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches. It is packed with monasteries, palaces and fountains. The walls surrounding the city offer breathtaking views of the city, the sea and the surrounding islands. There are many art galleries, shops and restaurants to visit and enjoy. The city has its own special atmosphere. All in all, visiting Dubrovnik is an unforgettable experience.

 

Things worth visiting in Dubrovnik are definitely fortresses, the Lovrijenac Fortress, located on a cliff offering a panoramic view of the city, the Revelin Fortress and the Minčeta Tower. There are also many others including Fort Bokar and St. John Fortress.

 

The highlight of Renaissance is definitely the Sponza Palace from the 16th century. It is the most beautiful palace in Dubrovnik. It has been preserved in its original form and is currently used to house the National Archives. The Rector’s Palace is located between the Town Hall and the Church of St Blaise. It is a Gothic- Renaissance structure and has endured many reconstructions in its history. Today, the palace houses a museum.

 

The St Saviour’s Church survived many disasters, rose miraculously and today stands in its original form next to the Franciscan Monastery. It is a fine example of the Renaissance architecture.

 

St Blaise’s Church from the 18th century was built in honour of Dubrovnik’s patron saint. St Blaise’s Church is one of the favourite wedding ceremony churches in Dubrovnik.

 

Dubrovnik’s Cathedral from the Baroque period houses an impressive Treasury and the City’s Dominican Monastery has an art museum, a church and a library.