Dubrovnik, situated on the Dalmatian coast, is famous for the sublime location of the walled city overlooking the waves of the Adriatic. Dubrovnik has come a long way from being severely damaged by the 1667’s earthquake and the wars of the 1990’s. But luckily enough, Dubrovnik has still managed to preserve its Baroque and Renaissance architectures.
Often being dubbed ‘The Pearl of the Adriatic’, Dubrovnik is bewitchingly beautiful from every angle. From the countless steps to the top of the forts, the scenic walk along the walled city, to the beautiful cascading rooftops around the monastery and museums, Dubrovnik has convincingly captured the essence of medieval settings.
Dubrovnik definitely lived up to my expectation as the tourism magnet of Croatia. The bad news is, Dubrovnik is also one of the most expensive cities to travel (if not the most) in the country. Blame it on the tourists’ flow in summer time. The city has to limit the number of passengers disembarking from the cruise ship to not more than 7,000 in the port on any one day.
But in the autumn, if you are lucky enough, you might be able to witness the shooting of Game of Thrones. As for me, I was blessed to get a preview of Star Wars 8 during my March trip where the old city had transformed itself to the futuristic setting.
When thousands of visitors flocked to the marble street of Dubrovnik, others chose to escape to Mljet, Lokrum, Korcula or Elafiti islands, which I have yet to explore. So, Dubrovnik, i shall see you again in the near future!