If you haven’t noticed already from my previous posts, I fell in love with Croatia and I’ve developed a serious crush on Dubrovnik. The city is one of those places that is beautiful from the inside out. You need to allow yourself to get lost in its narrow streets, but you also cannot miss the chance of scrolling through the 2 km of the famous Walls of Dubrovnik. This is probably the main attraction and, believe me, it is so definitely worth it. The views are just wonderful. And, I was soooo lucky to have been able to visit now, when there were no queues for entry and, most importantly, when I was often finding myself alone in the walls, not able to see a single human being behind me or in front of me.
It is a bit expensive – the ticket is 200 Croatian Kunas (about €27 or £23). It used to be cheaper pre-pandemic, but well… you can’t have everything. One thing they did not tell me was that this also included the visit to Fort Lovrijenac which you can see from the Walls – I will explain my story with this in another post. But, for now, I just hope my photos will satisfy some of your wanderlust for Dubrovnik.
You can also chose to enter from the west or the east side of the walls. I chose the West entrance for convenience but, actually, going from the east may be easier, as the hardest part of the walk is there – more steps to climb. So at least, if you enter from the East side, the harder part will be over in the beginning.
Even though Dubrovnik holds these amazingly thick walls and majestic forts, making the city almost impenetrable, did you know that the city was never actually under attack, not until the Yugoslavian War in 1991? The Dubrovnik Republic used Diplomacy to keep good relations with all the other States, but I thought it was funny when I learned they would rather build a strong fort than invest in huge cathedrals, which is precisely what any other states in catholic countries were doing at the time… spending all the money in huge Cathedrals, to see which city would have the biggest, the most eccentric place to pray to a God that actually defends humbleness…
These are some of my favourite shots of my stay in Croatia. If you want to see more, keep an eye on this space 🙂