Travel photo: Dubrovnik old town

Dubrovnik Old Town

Imagine throwing open your bedroom window and seeing this view. That’s what we did (or rather, I did – the kids were usually asleep), every morning for an entire week. It’s been a few years now, nearly nine, actually. Gosh.

We stayed in the fabulous old-world Hotel Imperial just metres from Pile Gate and Dubrovnik old town. It cost a king’s ransom, but was worth it for the view alone. Just me with a cup of strong Croatian coffee, staring out the window for ages.

Dubrovnik is a beautiful walled city; its moniker Pearl of the Adriatic is well-deserved. It’s also extremely clean and well-kept. We spent several days in the old town, doing nothing but amble about the main street, Stradun, and all the little side streets and stairs.

We explored the 2 kilometres of city walls surrounding the old town, and all the towers and turrets along it. The rest of the time, we spent at outdoor cafes watching people and reading books while Cat slept in her stroller. This was October so the temperature was perfect and the crowd very manageable.

A few autumn days in Dubrovnik is hereby recommended.

 

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29 Responses to “Travel photo: Dubrovnik old town”

  1. Dan 15 July 2013 0627 #

    what an amazing view! I could get used to that.
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 21 July 2013 2217 #

      Such a great view to wake up to.

  2. Victoria Ellen Lee 15 July 2013 0931 #

    Incredible- I visited a few years ago and it is a stunning place. (Plus this is where most of Game of Thrones was filmed which makes it even cooler in my mind!!)
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 21 July 2013 2220 #

      Didn’t know that. Very cool!

  3. Savi of Bruised Passports 15 July 2013 1153 #

    We just wrapped up our series on an EPIC road-trip through Croatia and waxed lyrical about Dubrovnik ;-) LOVE that place. Did you visit Cavtat?
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 21 July 2013 2221 #

      Very briefly stopped in Cavtat. Looked lovely for a few days at the beach.

  4. Savi of Bruised Passports 15 July 2013 1157 #

    Here’s the link, in case you’re interested :-)
    http://www.bruisedpassports.com/croatia/croatia-road-trip-dubrovnik
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 21 July 2013 2227 #

      Thanks. Looks like you had a fab trip.

  5. Mette - Italian Notes 15 July 2013 1923 #

    I’ve never been to Dubrovnik, but I sometimes pretend I can see it driving along the A14 on the Adriatic coast in Italy.
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 21 July 2013 2228 #

      On a super-clear day, perhaps…? With super-strength binoculars :)

  6. Shawna 16 July 2013 0328 #

    What an incredible view! And your description is great. I can completely get the atmosphere of this place and I can only imagine the pleasure of whiling away the afternoons watching people pass by… Seems so refreshing!

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 21 July 2013 2232 #

      Thanks for stopping by, Shawna.

  7. Sojourner 16 July 2013 0332 #

    Dubrovnik looks amazing. I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about it :)

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 21 July 2013 2233 #

      I think Croatia is about to become very popular, even rivalling… dare I say it… Italy.

  8. Marcia 16 July 2013 0550 #

    Stunning. Makes you look forward to waking up in the mornings and linger with a huge mug of tea!
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 21 July 2013 2234 #

      You got it :)

  9. Andrea 16 July 2013 1607 #

    I didn’t make it here but it always looks so beautiful in photos from the exterior
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 21 July 2013 2234 #

      Also beautiful interior.

  10. Abby 18 July 2013 0810 #

    Gorgeous! I wanted to go to Croatia so, so many years ago. It is still a distant dream!

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 21 July 2013 2239 #

      You’ll get there, Abby.

  11. Ariana 31 July 2013 1131 #

    This is a magnificent view of the old-town. I’d love exploring this place if i am given a chance. I’m glad they kept this town clean. This is a stunning picture, thanks for the post.
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 31 July 2013 1701 #

      Thanks for your kind words.

      • Ariana 1 August 2013 0716 #

        You’re welcome Anne. This is such a sweet photo I felt an inner peace and at the same time a taste of a what it feels like to be in Dubrovnik.
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  12. Elle-Rose Williams 18 August 2013 0031 #

    I went to Croatia a couple of years ago but never made it to this part – it’s now firmly on my list though as I hear nothing but good things about it. Thanks for sharing such a lovely photo! x

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 19 January 2014 2101 #

      Thank you. Loved Dubrovnik.

  13. silviaceriegi 20 August 2013 0805 #

    I loved Dubrovnik very much, but walked around the city wallas on august: too hot!

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 19 January 2014 2119 #

      I can imagine. October was perfect :)

  14. Marysia @ My Travel Affairs 2 January 2014 1809 #

    Great, great, great! So many beautiful places I still have to check out! To little time, too little :)
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 19 January 2014 2120 #

      Oh, I know. I know.

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