Looking at the Old City Dubrovnik from trail entering Fort Lovrijenac.

Dubrovnik in Photos: A Journey Around ‘the Pearl of the Adriatic’

Dubrovnik is one of our favorite cities in the world. Back in the day it rivaled Venice as one of the great maritime powers and it flourished for centuries despite threats and empire-changes that included the Romans, Venetians, Ottomans, and Hungarians. The city’s rich history is matched by its dazzling beauty. The Old Town, majestically juts out into the blue Adriatic Sea, surrounded by (so-far) impenetrable medieval walls. Today, Croatia’s seaside gem has garnered even more global attention as one of the main filming backdrops for the TV series Game of Thrones. Strolling the streets, you immediate see why this location resonates with so many people. There’s a hint of something epic, romantic, medieval, and just plain magical in the air.

A look at Old City Dubrovnik from Fort Lovrijenac (St. Lawrence's Fortress).
A look at Old City Dubrovnik from Fort Lovrijenac (St. Lawrence’s Fortress).
Orlando Statue in Luža Square | Carved in 1417, the knight's (Orlando's) forearm arm length served as the city's official unit of measurement.
Orlando Statue in Luža Square | Carved in 1417, the knight’s (Orlando’s) forearm arm length served as the city’s official unit of measurement.

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View from above Banje Beach looking at Old City Dubrovnik.
View from above Banje Beach looking at Old City Dubrovnik.
Walking up the steps made famous in the Game of Thrones scene, where Cersei walks through the city naked as the crowd ye;;s "Shame!"
Walking up the steps made famous in the Game of Thrones scene, where Cersei walks through the city naked as the crowd ye;;s “Shame!”
Doors in the cliffside walking up to Fort Lovrijenac (or St. Lawrence Fortress).
Doors in the cliffside walking up to Fort Lovrijenac (or St. Lawrence Fortress).
The evening glow from building in the Old City Dubrovnik.
The evening glow from building in the Old City Dubrovnik.
View looking back at Dubrovnik Old City from Fort Lovrijenac. Many scenes fro Game of Thrones were filmed in the bay below.
View looking back at Dubrovnik Old City from Fort Lovrijenac. Many scenes fro Game of Thrones were filmed in the bay below.
Musicians play along the Stradum, the main stretch in Old City Dubrovnik.
Musicians play along the Stradum, the main stretch in Old City Dubrovnik.
Steps in the Old City of Dubrovnik.
Steps in the Old City of Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik at sunset.
Dubrovnik at sunset.
Beautiful properties, like Hotel Excelsior line the rocky waterfront along the Adriatic just south of the Old City.
Beautiful properties, like Hotel Excelsior line the rocky waterfront along the Adriatic just south of the Old City.
Narrow alleyways snake through the Old City and are fun to explore.
Narrow alleyways snake through the Old City and are fun to explore.
Singers perform on the eastern end of the Old City near Ploče gate.
Singers perform on the eastern end of the Old City near Ploče gate.
Ploče Gate at night, the eastern entrance to Old City Dubrovnik.
Ploče Gate at night, the eastern entrance to Old City Dubrovnik.
The Stadrun is the main stretch through old city, filled with shops, musicians, café, and ice creams counters.
The Stadrun is the main stretch through old city, filled with shops, musicians, café, and ice creams counters.

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A look back at Dubrovink, from the south.
A look back at Dubrovink, from the south.
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