Where to get spectacular views?
The city of Dubrovnik also known as "The pearl of Adriatic " is an inspiring city surrounded by crystal blue sea and Mount Srđ. There are many amazing views, but we will list the ones that we think are the best.
#1 Old town area
Famous city walls are the number one reason why people visit Dubrovnik. The long and great history reveals the magic of city walls. The main purpose of the city walls was to protect the city from the enemy invasions. The city walls consist of the sixteen towers, three fortresses, six bastions and more architectural wonders. They are nearly two kilometres long and for a pleasant and peaceful walk we recommend going in the early morning to avoid crowds. To complete the walk around the walls you will need about 1-2 hours. There are numerous great spots for taking photos and making memories on the city walls however, some spots you cannot miss.
First is a Minčeta fortress. Minčeta fortress is located at the highest northwest part of the walls. The view from the fortress is indescribable. The contrast of the red city roofs and the blue colour of the sea will bring you peace and joy. This location is truly worth of admiration because it will provide you with images for eternal memory.
Second best view you will find is a Lovrijenac fortress. This fortress has been built on a 37 meters high rock. Just like the walls, the fortress has its own history. Right on the entrance to the fortress you will see carved inscription: “Non bene pro toto libertas venditur auro“, which means: „Liberty is not sold for all the gold in the world“. But you're here for the view, right? Tourists may or may not enter the fort for the spectacular views. From the top of the fort you will have little bit more of bird perspective view, while from the entrance of the fort you will be blinded by the astonishing Bokar Tower, which merges with the crystal blue sea. Now try to imagine: yourself, view on Bokar Tower and view on the city walls, crystal blue sea and green surroundings with tall pine trees. What more could you wish for?
For the fans of the Game of Thrones do not worry, we haven’t forgotten about you. Lovrjenac was one of the main filming locations in Dubrovnik. You may recognize it as a big part of Kings Landing scenes. Just below the fortress there was a small port with local boats. You must know this scene!
#2 best beaches for the views
Located just 10 minutes walk from the Old Town, this usually crowded beach during hot summer days has one of the most beautiful views of the Old town including the Old Port, Porporela and the island Lokrum. Especially during sunset the views look like a fairy tale. During sunsets City walls have an interesting colour reflecting the sun and the sea, from yellow, orange to purple and blue. It looks like you are looking at the masterpiece of art.
Sveti Jakov beach
About 15 minutes further from the Banje beach you will find a real gem. That gem is known as Sveti Jakov beach. Once you get there, you will have to climb 160 steps down in order to feel the mix of sandy and rocky beach. This might be one of the most special views you can find near by the old town. Just remember! When you feel tired climbing back, remember that you have created an unforgettable memory for a lifetime. Above Sveti Jakov beach is a church from which you can also get a wide view of the Old Town and Lokrum Island. Sit on the bench and relax. Soak up the moments… Bring out your camera and capture the moment you will call "my postcard from Sveti Jakov gem”.
#3 mount srdj
For some it might be small, but for the inhabitants of Dubrovnik so big and great. It is not great because of its size, but because of the power it draws from its past. A hill that looks like any other, but has a history of non-other. Starting from the defence of Dubrovnik in the recent war, to many significant other past events in history. Anyhow, it's all in the past now. Today this is a place of admiration. Here you will find dense green bushes sprouting between sharp rocks, little birds singing, and some animals that walk freely.
This will give you the feeling as if you were in some other city and not in Dubrovnik. As you look around you and once you look down the hill and once you see the entire Dubrovnik from 400 meter high you will feel like you are holding it on the palm of your hand. There are many great places at the Srđ Mountain for a great view, but we guarantee you that whatever place you choose you can’t go wrong. Take a deep breath and just enjoy. Because life is just one and we need to fill it with moments that will make us happy, and some of those moments are views like these.
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