Sunday, 13 October 2013

Croatia Part 2 : Dubrovnik

Following on from my last travel post, where I spent a week in Bol, Croatia, I am now going to share with you some pictures from Dubrovnik, Croatia.

We travelled from Bol to Split via catamaran, and then got the bus to Dubrovnik where we spent 3 nights just outside the old town.  We had a spectacular view of the old town and it was the perfect location to explore. It is recommended that you spend the first day walking around the city walls, so that is exactly what we did. Do bear in mind, if you are afraid of heights this may be one to miss.  Although it is not particularly high, some of the walls are very low which can be quite daunting for some people - I actually saw one lady shaking out of fear!

The second day was my favourite, we visited War Photo Ltd. (a photo exhibition about the war) and also took the cable car to the top of Srd hill. I would highly recommend both, the exhibition was incredibly moving and extremely interesting, especially since the war was so recent, and the cable car you had an amazing panoramic view of the old town.

On the last day we got the ferry to Lopad, an island not far from Dubrovnik, to spend a relaxing day at the beach.  This was lovely, but compared to what we had already seen, I didn’t think it was anything special.  We finished the holiday off by attending a classical music concert in Rector's Palace.  I am not one to watch or listen to classical music, however it was a nice experience and a nice end to the holiday.  Dubrovnik is a very beautiful city, as you can see, no wonder it is called the pearl in the Adriatic.

 Old Town, Dubrovnik
  Walking the Old Town walls, Dubrovnik
   Damage from the war in Old Town, Dubrovnik
 Walking the Old Town walls, Dubrovnik
 Walking the Old Town walls, Dubrovnik
 Walking the Old Town walls, Dubrovnik
Amazing view from our apartment, Dubrovnik
 Amazing view from our apartment, Dubrovnik
 Old Town, Dubrovnik
 Old Town, Dubrovnik
 Dubrovnik Monastery Old Town, Dubrovnik
 Lucky stone in Old Town, Dubrovnik
 Stadun Plaza in Old Town, Dubrovnik
 Amazing view from the top of the Cable Car, Dubrovnik
 Amazing view from the top of the Cable Car, Dubrovnik
My boyfriend and I in Old Town, Dubrovnik (Excuse the poor quality iPhone photo!)
Lopad Island
 Lopad Island
Dubrovnik Orchestra in the Atrium of the Rector's Palace, Dubrovnik
The Cats of Dubrovnik (Doesn't the left one look like he has a moustache?)

I cannot recommend Croatia enough and I cannot wait to go back. Where would you recommend travelling to?

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16 comments:

  1. Amazing photos! It looks so beautiful :). However, the cat with the moustache has stole the best photo haha not really, but he/she is so cute!
    Tenerife is one of my most favourite places to visit :) Xxx

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  2. I LOVE Croatia! Great photos, big love for the cat with the mustache haha cracked me up! xo

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  3. I'm a big fan of Croatia, so pretty and such lovely people x

    Beautyqueenuk xx

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  4. Beautiful photos it looks like you had a great time! I have nominated you for the sunshine award all the info about it is in my latest blog post xx

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  5. Fabulous photos!! The scenery is stunning!! Looks like a great holiday!!

    Great post and a lovely blog!!

    Katrina X

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  6. I've never been to Croatia but I'd definitely consider it now, it looks so pretty and I love seeing all of the old buildings :)

    Helen x

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  7. These photos are so beautiful! Another place to add to my vacation wish list.

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  8. I love the little cat with the moustache!!

    Katie <3

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  9. Such a stunning place! I'd love to visit someday :) xx

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  10. Oh wow!

    I've always wanted to go to Croatia, especially Dubrovnic because I have heard such wonderful thins about it and your post really cemented it for me!

    Your pictures are stunning, looks like you had an amazing time!

    Emma | DollfaceBlogs xoxo

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  12. I've always wanted to visit Dubrovnik! Lovely pics

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  13. Wooow, very beautiful photos. I've heard SO much about Croatia and it's beauty. Maybe I should visit :)

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  14. Ahh i love this post! I just got back from Cavtat myself yesterday where I stayed with my boyfriend and what a beautiful country Croatia is.. Looking at your pictures I wish we had ventured to Dubrovnik but we didn't get the chance! Lovely pictures
    xxxxxx

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  15. Croatia looks beautiful, you sound like you had a great time too. I'm not sure how well I'd handle the cable car and heights though! Well done you!

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    Xx

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  16. LOVED this post! Your photos are so beautiful. You were staying not too far from the apartment my friends and I stayed in when we went this summer. That view is gorgeous. We also visited Lopud and a couple of other islands, and were enchanted by the cats (mostly)!
    I did a couple of Croatia posts back in July over on my blog too :) xxx

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