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Adventure guide to don’t-miss moments in Dubrovnik’s Old Town

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Old Town in Dubrovnik is a tiny, late-medieval walled oasis set like a jewel on the Adriatic Sea on the Dalmatian Coast. Once a center of trade, arts and culture that rivaled Venice, this Mediterranean fairy tale town - known as “the pearl of the Adriatic” - is a breathtakingly beautiful place to spend a day . . . or several.

Dubrovnik Tourist Board, www.TZDubrovnik.hr/eng/#.Us167eKJK6A; The City Walls, www.CityWallsDubrovnik.hr.

Read my "Bucket List Adventure: Dubrovnik's Old Town" here. Learn what to pack for an evening in casually elegant Old Town here.

Drawbrdige
Drawbrdige Kathy Witt

Drawbrdige

Entering the majestic gates and crossing over the drawbridge of this ancient and historic city and being instantly transported back centuries.

Shopping
Shopping Kathy Witt

Shopping

Ducking in and out of the tiny shops like Croata, Maria, Algebra – a wonderful bookstore, Franja Coffee and Tea House and others tucked all over Old Town.

Dining al fresco
Dining al fresco Kathy Witt

Dining al fresco

Enjoying lunch al fresco at one of Old Town’s charming restaurants; in this case, Restaurant Amoret, located smack in the center of Old Town, among the cathedral, Rector’s Palace, the entrance of the city walls and the Bishop’s Palace. Come hungry: There are more than 60 different choices, including the fresh fish that is delivered each morning. In the evening, live music adds a romantic ambience.

Walls
Walls Kathy Witt

Walls

Walking along the battlements of the city walls – a defense against invasion-minded empires. It’s about a mile and a quarter in length and, especially on hot days, you’ll want to bring a bottle of water.

Adriatic Sea
Adriatic Sea Kathy Witt

Adriatic Sea

Rounding a corner in Old Town and coming upon the sparkling waters of the Adriatic Sea. Breathtaking. The view is equally gorgeous arriving by cruise ship: Croatia's coastline is one of the prettiest in the Mediterranean.

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