Dubrovnik – Brsalje Street


The street leading you out of the Old Town has got so much to offer and will fascinate all age groups. Although everything is historical and ancient, it’s been beautifully maintained, and you’ll enjoy the buildings as you wander leisurely from Pile Gate to the old town. Most major sights are located in and around this area, accompanied by myriad shops, excellent restaurants, and plenty of benches to sit and relax on while watching the crowds pass by. An excellent place to catch a bus, hire a tour guide, or hail a taxi.It is incredibly old and beautiful.

Dubrownik – Franciscan Monastery


This monastery is also located at Pile Gate, at the start of Stradun on the left side. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the main street for a while, and enjoy the beautiful architecture and detailed sculptures of the double-columned Romanesque arches, plus the pretty central courtyard in this calm and serene retreat.

 

Dubrovnik- Pile Gate

This very busy gateway is the main entrance/exit to the Old Town: No matter which way you are coming or going, you will definitely pass by or walk through it. Take a moment to look up at the archway as you walk on the stone bridge in order to see and photograph a carving of St. Blaise holding Dubrovnik in his hand.

Dubrovnik – Church of Saint Blaise

Dedicated to the patron saint of the city, and constructed in 1715 in Venetian Baroque style, this church’s architecture is rare and very impressive. Located right in the heart of the Old Town, it’s a must-see attraction for its marble altars, the Gothic statue of St. Blaise, and the Blessing of Throats ritual which takes place after Mass.

Dubrovnik – Large Onofrio Fountain and gate


The Stradun is the main thoroughfare down the middle of the old city within its famous walls. It starts at one end by the Pile Gate and the large Onofrio’s Fountain and ends at the other side by the Ploce Gate, bell tower, and small Onofrio’s Fountain. Along the way, the street is lined with shops and cafes. We enjoyed…

Onofrio della Cava built this huge fountain in the square at Pile Gate — and another smaller one in Luza Square close to the Bell Tower — to ensure sufficient supply of fresh water to the city. Built in the mid-15th century, it’s a historic masterpiece, and the perfect place to refresh yourself on a hot summer day.

Dubrovnik Old Town – Game of Thrones locations

Game of Thrones locations

King’s Landing harbor

The Game of Thrones TV series is one of the largest productions in television history, with each season filming on-location in multiple countries simultaneously. Apart from pure archival/historical interest, this article is meant to aid fans who may be seeking out ‘’Game of Thrones’’ filming locations as tourist destinations.

Dubrovnik Old Town – Bell Tower

Bell Tower, (after the Ploče entrance to the city). On top of the tower are the famous ‘Zelenci’ (The Green Ones), bronze statues which strike the gigantic bell every hour. They have been recently replaced with copies and the originals are in the atrium of the Sponza Palace.

In the beginning of the 16th century the bell tower got its famous guardians, two soldiers made of bronze – Baro and Maro. Because of their color local folk soon nicknamed them “the Dubrovnik green men”. The creator of Baro and Maro was Ivan Rabljanin, the most famous local caster of cannons and bells