Coolest Travel Attractions: Old City of Dubrovnik

Photo Credit: (https://www.lonelyplanet.com/croatia/dubrovnik)

Dubrovnik, Croatia was not a place that was high on my list for travel destinations until very recently. I knew where Croatia was, but I did not consider it a tourist destination. However, one time time while I was traveling in Seoul, there was an advertisement for Croatia. It was almost the same exact picture as the one I have above. I am not really sure why they chose to place an ad in Korea, but the red tiles and the incredible looking Adriatic Sea definitely caught my attention. The image stuck in my head, and I knew I had to go visit while I was living in Italy.

It is a little bit hard to figure out how to get to Croatia; there are different routes, but only some airports in Europe fly into Zagreb or Split, which are the two cities with airports in Croatia. From Zagreb or Split, it is still a trek to get to Dubrovnik. Still, as you can see in the picture above, Dubrovnik is an extremely picturesque city, and it is definitely an incredible site to see.

While in Dubrovnik, there are 3 things that I would recommend you to do. First, I would pay the fee to walk around the Walls of Dubrovnik. This allows you to get a panoramic view of the entire city, similar to the picture above. While the picture is nice, it looks even better in person.

Second, I would recommend going to the Lovrijenac. This is a really cool castle located within the city limits.

Finally, I would recommend walking through the Old Town; especially if you are a Game of Thrones fan, this would be a cool experience, since some of the scenes were shot there. Apparently, there are plenty of fans who visit both Split and Dubrovnik just to see the places where GOT was filmed.

Overall, there is not a ton to do in Dubrovnik and Croatia other than site-see. It is not a place that you need to stay for very long, and I would not recommend flying all the way from North America or Asia just to visit Croatia. However, if you happen to be in Europe and have an easy way to get to Croatia, I think it would be worth it to take a trip. Dubrovnik really is an incredible site to see, and I am really glad I got to see it in person.

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