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City Harbor
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Private Boat Rent - Dubrovnik Islands Tour
Ranked #12 of 156 things to do in Dubrovnik
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

its a busy little harbour you get yours boat trips to the islands from here it has walkways almost all the way round plus you can see it from the top of the city walls there are restaurants that do sea food and other meals or just sit and have a drink and look at the people getting on and off the boats its a pretty harbour,

Visited April 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013


Dubrovnik is today city in Croatia, and once on a time was a state in itself. It was a Dubrovnik Republic, with the army, navy and merchant ships, money and highly developed culture. The old, the Latin name of the city is Ragusa. The current name formed by the Slavs who were at the end of a thick oak forest called the name of Dubrovnik.
In this beautiful coastal city, I years came from the Herzegovina region - with rocky hills, through myriad serpentine, went down to the sea. And in the sea, stood stone configuration, like a giant vessel moored to the mainland. When you scroll down they saw the walls that for centuries protected the life within the area. Red roofs of these walls signify the vitality of life activities of the city. You see the old Dubrovnik harbor from which it starts. By its power, military, commercial and diplomatic developed and Dubrovnik Republic, which was the most important city-republics and commercial center of the eastern Adriatic. Developed around the Byzantine Dubrovnik in the early Middle Ages and existed until in 1806.
Dubrovnik owes its very existence to shipping. There is evidencing that the lands here were first colonized by Illyrian tribes in the 4th century, probably attracted by the security offered by the island Which lay where the southern, half of the Old Town now stands, and by the natural lie of the land with Mount Srđ, standing guard. Shipbuilding was a highly important industry, and the Dubrovnik Karaka, a beautiful galleon, was well known as being of exceptional quality as it was made of durable Lebanese Cedar.
In the immediate vicinity of the harbor there is the Ducal Palace, Which was for many centuries the seat of the management of this city-state that is courageous but wisely resisted the Turkish Empire but Serenissima Republic di Venezia, Venice as was historically called. The palace is located near the port Sponza Divona or the Gothic-Renaissance palace in Dubrovnik. It was built in 1516. Dubrovnik was built by crafts persons with the help of experts from Korcula, in 1516. to 1520. year. During the Dubrovnik Republic, had a variety of functions. She's customs, treasury, bank, mint, schools and treasury. The palace was originally intended for the customs office where the goods are to be taxed as trading has brought traders from all over the world.
On the square in front of the Sponza opening ceremonies of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. From the terrace above the canopy Sponza actors dressed in costumes and Prince Dubrovnik aristocrats evoke the past and cultural events freedom of the Dubrovnik Republic. I had good luck that repeatedly watches the show on This famous festival.
One glass of " Prosecco ", a sweet dessert wine in the cafeteria floor of the Palace, and then continue walking. I'm going to Main street. Stradun or place is the main street in the old town, but also in Dubrovnik in general. Stradun extends in an east - west, and is located between two gate city (the Pile Gate and the Gate of Ploce). At the beginning and at the end of the main street there are two fountains (Large and Small Onofrio's Fountain) and the two towers (City steeple and bell tower of the Franciscan church and monastery). Stradun is paved with stone blocks, polished to shine wooden flooring. It is a place where the all those who mean something in this town, and during the Dubrovnik Summer Festival here you can see the most important names in music, theater or visual arts. Since it is almost noon, Stradun is full of people who buy something, sitting in restaurants or just sightseeing.
After lunch in Restaurant Dubrovnik, located within the ancient walls, the most felt good black risotto and salted fish, descend back to the Old Port, because we expect a trip to the island of Lokrum. About 600 meters from the city, the sea, this island was originally a place for the Dominican monastery and on the attractive resort inhabitants Dubrovnik and many tourists. Part of the island is for nudism. I enjoyed this one is away from the summer hustle and bustle of the city, while a view of the city of Dubrovnik, the sea level was another delight. I had the impression that the city, above which guards the wall, also rocking on the sea! I learned on Lokrum for a local legend: On Lokrum, according to legend, in 1191. landed English King Richard I the Lionhearted, caught in the storm on his return from the Third Crusade.
While I was with the airport Cilipi flew to Split, Dubrovnik, that so wanted to once again be important in the Mediterranean, seemed to stretch into the evening blush.

Visited August 2012
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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“Quiet place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Mainly used for tourist boat trips to the neighbouring islands and around the bay. Collection of cafes and restaurants.

Visited April 2013
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Southern Ireland
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“Lovely harbour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Lovely scenery and walkways around the harbour and there was some cruise liners starting to come in and made the harbour more majestic

Visited March 2013
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“Lots of activity”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

The City Harbor is definitely one of the most bustling areas of Dubrovnik's Old Town. Even though we felt like we'd seen all there was to see, we somehow kept ending up here each day. The port is a fun place to watch boats depart and dock, drop of passengers, feel a cool breeze. It's also pretty fun, when cruise ships come in, to watch how many round-trips the boats take to drop off passengers.

If you walk along the walls, you can get out to a jetty with a few benches. It's nice and breezy and has great views of the harbor, the mountains, and the closest island. A few people were swimming in this area too, but the water looked pretty rough.

We took a boat ride from this port, which was fun and all, but nothing too exciting. It's cool to go past the walls from the outside and see the island up close. But there wasn't any narration or explanation of what we seeing. A fun activity, but it seems they just run those boats to maximize profits (understandably).

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Visited July 2012
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