Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It was built on a small island, a few hundred meters from the coast, and connected to the mainland by a bridge.
Before you enter the city of Dubrovnik, stroll through Pile, and the 19th-century seaward promenade Brsalje. As you walk along this charming promenade, gaze at the parks, fountains, and monuments reflecting a typical romantic image of Dubrovnik. The graceful architecture of the Pile Gate reflects an old-world elegance and charm.
Keep your camera handy as you stroll along Dubrovnik's most famous street, the gorgeous Stradun. This main piazza is lined with cafes, shops, and restaurants and is always lively day or night. You won't want to miss strolling along the awesome fortified walls of Dubrovnik - one of Europe's best-preserved fortification complexes. The entire length runs for 1940 metres so aim for at least an hour to walk along it.
The Rectors Palace is a marvellous example of architecture on the Croatian coast. Built-in the 15th century, it was once the administrative centre of the Dubrovnik Republic. Its style is primarily Gothic but with Renaissance and Baroque reconstructions.
Dubrovnik has a rich history and tradition showcased well in its museums. It would be best to visit the Ethnographic museum, Cultural and Historical Museum, or Maritime Museum. Also, visit Franciscan Monastery, the oldest pharmacy in Europe.
Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik:
The most iconic scene in season five, "Walk of Shame", which sees Cersei Lannister forced to walk naked through the streets of King's Landing, begins at the top of the Jesuit Staircase. These beautiful and elegant Baroque staircases are located on the south side of Gundulic Square, near the beautiful Church of St. Ignatius.
- Dominic Street
St. Dominic Street is where the Gold Cloaks kill one of King Robert's illegitimate sons. It's also where Tyrion and Bronn witness a protest speech in season two. You can even see King's Landing in the distance if you follow Stradun to its end point!
Ploce gates are built in Romanesque style at the end of the 14th century. The gates have an inner and outer section and incorporate a stone bridge. Cersei Lannister passes over this bridge and enters the Red Keep after her walk of shame at the end of season five.
One of the most beautiful fortresses in the world, this UNESCO-listed fortress is located on the west side of Dubrovnik's Old Town. Many scenes were filmed here, including King Joffrey's name day Tournament, where Cersei Lannister orders her squire to poison him with a crossbow bolt.