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“Dubrovnik - a living monument”
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Old Town
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Ranked #2 of 158 things to do in Dubrovnik
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London, United Kingdom
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“Dubrovnik - a living monument”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Our final destination was Dubrovnik, a city that is truly a living monument. Its amazing historical city walls that give the city its characteristic appearance, altogether with other cultural monuments are responsible for Dubrovnik's status of UNESCO's World's Architectural Heritage. Sadly, we didn't come at the right time to see the filming of worlds favourite series, ˝Game of Thrones˝, in which Dubrovnik plays the role of ˝King's Landing˝. We were told that the shooting doesn’t start until the end of August.
You can find lovely restaurants ashore, although they can be little pricey. My advice is to go for a walk and find some restaurants that are not located in the centre. They are twice as cheap and the food would probably be just as good, if not better. Most of them offer local fish delicacies made from fresh Adriatic fish. You should also try local cheese, olive and wine that is on offer. I'm sure you will be pleasantly surprised.

Visited June 2013
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“Quite a unique place!”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We visited the old town of Dubrovnik during a one day stop by our cruise ship, at the port of Dubrovnik. Transport to a city square adjacent to the entrance through the town walls to the old town of Dubrovnik, was provided via a shuttle bus service organised, by our cruise ship company.
Because it was a Sunday morning during mid-summer, the streets and lane-ways of the old town were extremely crowded. Located adjacent to the main entrance is a real point of interest. It is a large fountain with drinking fountains incorporated in it, where you can easily refill your water bottle. There were many souvenir shops open for business and also a variety of cafes and bars available for the purchase of a meal or a drink. A number of public buildings including museums and churches were also open and available for a visit.
Shopping appeared to be the main interest of many of the town visitors on the day of our visit. As previously mentioned there were a large number of souvenir shops but there were also a host of clothing, gift and jewellery shops to purchase from. We found one of the down-sides of our visit to the old town was the fact that some of the shop-keepers were less than friendly. In fact we found several of them to be down-right rude. They seemed to have adopted the attitude that they have an endless supply of customers and therefore did not need to provide much in the way of customer service or good manners! Perhaps, if they made a bit of an effort, they may find that they could make even larger profits. One female shop-keeper in a particular souvenir shop was so rude and unhelpful that we simply walked out, without making our intended purchase. To be fair, there were others in other stores who were quite welcoming and helpful and thereby gained our custom.
Another feature of the old town is the opportunity to take a walk along the wall top walkway, after paying the entrance fee. All in all, the old town of Dubrovnik within its city walls is a unique and interesting place. It is just a shame that some of the people involved in businesses reliant on tourism have such a poor attitude towards tourists.

Visited July 2013
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Banchory, United Kingdom
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“A town of beauty!”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

You must visit Dubrovnik. This beautiful old town can be busy depending on the amount of cruise ships in port. However it is worth a visit probably about lunch time when the streets are quieter. Take care If you have walking difficulties, street surfaces can be uneven and rather slippery if wet. As my wife has problems with steps etc. and hilly areas we took a taxi to the top of the mountain for a fantastic view. If there are three of you going it is the cheaper method of travel and well worth the cost. You can also get the taxi driver to take you to Cavtat and admire the wonderful scenery en route. Cavtat is beautiful and if you want to avoid crowds this is a better alternative. Also no time limits as you have with conducted excursions. We used Taxi-Dubrovnik Beli and had an excellent time with lots of information from a very good driver. Enjoy these friendly towns and beaches. Also plenty of places to stop for a snack and watch the world go by.

Visited October 2013
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“Charming”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

My husband and I strolled almost every street in the old town. We love to aimlessly walk around without a map and this quaint city was perfect for that.

Visited June 2013
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Needham Market, United Kingdom
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“Don't be afraid to explore”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

The Old Town is delightful and not ridiculously expensive, like some tourist destination cities are becoming...

The cruise ships tend to bring their passengers to the City early, so for a quieter experience, aim to arrive from about 1pm onwards and you will see the crowds noticably thin out quite quickly

Visited October 2013
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