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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  1. Dan 15 July 2013 at 0627 - Reply

    what an amazing view! I could get used to that.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 21 July 2013 at 2217 - Reply

      Such a great view to wake up to.

  2. Victoria Ellen Lee 15 July 2013 at 0931 - Reply

    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!!)

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 21 July 2013 at 2220 - Reply

      Didn’t know that. Very cool!

  3. Savi of Bruised Passports 15 July 2013 at 1153 - Reply

    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?

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 21 July 2013 at 2221 - Reply

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

  4. Savi of Bruised Passports 15 July 2013 at 1157 - Reply

    Here’s the link, in case you’re interested 🙂

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 21 July 2013 at 2227 - Reply

      Thanks. Looks like you had a fab trip.

  5. Mette - Italian Notes 15 July 2013 at 1923 - Reply

    I’ve never been to Dubrovnik, but I sometimes pretend I can see it driving along the A14 on the Adriatic coast in Italy.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 21 July 2013 at 2228 - Reply

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

  6. Shawna 16 July 2013 at 0328 - Reply

    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 21 July 2013 at 2232 - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by, Shawna.

  7. Sojourner 16 July 2013 at 0332 - Reply

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

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 21 July 2013 at 2233 - Reply

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

  8. Marcia 16 July 2013 at 0550 - Reply

    Stunning. Makes you look forward to waking up in the mornings and linger with a huge mug of tea!

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 21 July 2013 at 2234 - Reply

      You got it 🙂

  9. Andrea 16 July 2013 at 1607 - Reply

    I didn’t make it here but it always looks so beautiful in photos from the exterior

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 21 July 2013 at 2234 - Reply

      Also beautiful interior.

  10. Abby 18 July 2013 at 0810 - Reply

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

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 21 July 2013 at 2239 - Reply

      You’ll get there, Abby.

  11. Ariana 31 July 2013 at 1131 - Reply

    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.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 31 July 2013 at 1701 - Reply

      Thanks for your kind words.

      • Ariana 1 August 2013 at 0716 - Reply

        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.

  12. Elle-Rose Williams 18 August 2013 at 0031 - Reply

    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 19 January 2014 at 2101 - Reply

      Thank you. Loved Dubrovnik.

  13. silviaceriegi 20 August 2013 at 0805 - Reply

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

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 19 January 2014 at 2119 - Reply

      I can imagine. October was perfect 🙂

  14. Marysia @ My Travel Affairs 2 January 2014 at 1809 - Reply

    Great, great, great! So many beautiful places I still have to check out! To little time, too little 🙂

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 19 January 2014 at 2120 - Reply

      Oh, I know. I know.

  15. Dana (@WantedAdventure) 23 January 2015 at 1523 - Reply

    Time certainly flies!! Gorgeous view to wake up to each morning — nice to think back to those trips and *sigh* at beautiful past memories 🙂 And then start planning for new ones!! 😀

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