Dubrovnik, Croatia

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Above: views of the coast. Below: views of Dubrovnik from an overlook south of town.

The Gates of Dubrovnik

Map showing damage to the city during the Yuigoslav civil war.
Stairway up the city walls
Left and below: The Big Onofrio Fountain, just inside the main gate, built in 1438.

The Placa (Main Street)

Some episodes of Game of Thrones were filmed in Dubrovnik. Since the show gets a bit explicit at times, it generated controversy.
Below: the Sponza Palace, seat of the old Ragusa Republic that once ruled the Dalmatian coast.
Here, let me give you a hand.
Left: Rector's Palace

A Walk around the walls

It's got an intact wall with a complete walkway. Of course you want to walk it! It was warm that day and I was wearing a shirt that didn't wick moisture well. I got back to the ship looking like I'd swum over from Venice.

The New Harbor

Left: Croatian flag.
Below: The harbor. The old city is beyond the low saddle in the lower right photo.
Below: The Tudjman Bridge spans a narrow, almost fjord-like estuary (though of course not glacial) north of Dubrovnik.

Unless Slartibartfast was practicing here (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Look it up)

Sailing Past Dubrovnik

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Created 22 June 2007, Last Update 04 June 2020