Dubrovnik, also known as lagusa. A port city in southeastern Croatia, the largest tourist center and health resort. It is located on the limestone peninsula south of the dalmatian coast. Hill by the sea, lush forests, is a medieval style of the ancient city. Dubrovnik has “the best European tourist attractions”, “the world’s top 10 dream marriage proposal sites” and “the world’s top 10 cruise parking spots” and other titles, the ancient city was listed as a UNESCO world cultural heritage.
1, Lokrum island
Lokrum island is located southeast of dubrovnik, facing the ancient city. It is one of the ten most beautiful cliffs in the world. The water below the cliff is deep, so it is safe for cliff divers. Lokrum is a popular tourist destination, famous mainly for its abundance of semi-wild peacocks, and its nude beaches attract tourists from all over Europe.
The wall of dubrovnik, a defensive stone wall around the old city that has stood in southern Croatia since the 7th century, is considered one of the greatest defensive systems of the middle ages and has never been breached by enemy forces. Walking on the wall of the old city, you can enjoy the perfect view. The main entrance to the wall is next to the Inner Pile Gates, and the fortress of Minceta, located within the city’s north-western walls, is one of dubrovnik’s most beautiful cultural attractions. Santa lucta has historically defended the entrance to the dubrovnik seaport. St. John’s fort was built in the 16th century with an aquarium on the first floor and a Marine museum on the second and third floors.
3,Dubrovnik clock tower
The clock in dubrovnik’s bell tower, built in 1444, features two identical little bronze men striking the hour with small hammers, known as dubrovnik twins “Maro and Baro,” also known as Zelenci.
4, the Sponza palace
Sponza palace is one of the few buildings that survived the 1667 earthquake. Construction began in 1516, combining gothic and Renaissance styles and designed by Paskoje Milicevic, a talented engineer from the then dubrovnik republic. It presents unique architectural features with unparalleled beauty, successfully realizing the possibility of harmonious integration of different styles. Today Sponza palace stands still in the long river of time, graceful and dignified guarding the collection of precious historical documents. The square in front of Sponza palace was the site of the opening ceremony of dubrovnik’s summer extravaganza.
5,The dubrovnik defender’s room
Inside the old city of Sponza palace is a photo wall of images of dubrovnik’s defenders who died in Croatia’s war of independence. Their lives are recorded below, and the room is filled with solemn atmosphere.
6.Gate of pere
Pyle gate is one of dubrovnik’s main entrances and is located in the west of the old city. Built in 1537, the outer gate is a renaissance-style arch topped by a statue of the city’s patron saint, blaise. The inner gate is in gothic style, built in 1460 and directly connected to the city wall. The statue of saint brez above was carved by Ivan Mestrovic, the greatest Croatian sculptor of the 20th century. The gates are locked every night, and the key is solemnly kept in the guardroom of the palace.
The Orlando column is one of dubrovnik’s most beautiful works of art. Built in the 15th century on the central square between Sponza palace and st. Carved above is the most famous knight of the middle ages, Roland. The upper arm of the statue is 51.2 cm long, which is the standard length of dubrovnik’s own ‘Ragusan cubit, lakat’.