THE ONE WALK
This is the basic Dubrovnik expertise, and it is nicely well worth the HRK250 ($50) ticket worth to do it: strolling the outdated metropolis partitions. Dubrovnik’s Old Town is encircled by nearly two kilometres of towering partitions constructed between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries. This edifice has withstood many sieges all through historical past, as lately because the Croatian War of Independence in 1991. After in depth restoration efforts the partitions are again to their authentic glory, and a stroll round here’s a window into the whole lot that makes this metropolis nice, from unimaginable coastal views, to brushes with each day Dubrovnik life, to limitless Old Town vistas, and, fortunately, a bar proper within the center the place you possibly can sit down with a chilly drink and ponder the magnificence.
THE ONE BAR
Speaking of bars across the metropolis partitions, you do not have to spend lengthy in Dubrovnik earlier than you begin listening to rumours of a secret location. There’s this bar, folks will say. It’s outdoors the town partitions, clinging to the rocks. You discover it by means of this hidden doorway on the southern fringe of the Old Town. That bar known as Buza Bar. And it is not truly that tough to seek out. Get Google Maps out and observe alongside, you may be positive. Enter by means of that secret doorway and emerge from the shadows of the Old Town into the splendour of the Adriatic coast, to a laidback place with chilly drinks and unimaginable views and loads of rocks to leap off should you fancy a swim.
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THE ONE HOTEL
There’s a sure attraction to staying at a guesthouse inside Dubrovnik’s metropolis partitions; nevertheless, should you’re after a bigger lodge with the entire facilities that features, you’ll have to look outdoors the Old Town. One of the perfect of the latter is Hotel Kompas, a sensible, fashionable four-star property in touristy although lovely Lapad Bay, about 4 kilometres from the Old Town. The coastal views from Kompas, from the rooms and from the shared services, are unimaginable and well worth the keep on their very own, although the snappy pool, sundeck, spa and restaurant are additionally enticing.
THE ONE BEACH
Speaking of Lapad, should you’re after a beachy outing throughout your keep in Dubrovnik, that is your spot. Yes, the seaside is a European seaside, which implies you are mendacity on pebbles as a substitute of soppy sand, however that is one really lovely spot to flee the majority of the Dubrovnik crowds. Take a dip within the clear waters, catch a couple of rays on the pebbles, go for a stroll alongside the boardwalk that wraps across the headland, after which try one of many many eating places, each Croatian and worldwide, you may discover hugging the shoreline.
THE ONE RESTAURANT
Walk the Dubrovnik metropolis partitions within the late afternoon, because the solar kisses horizon, and you will odor one thing: smoke. Charring meat. Roasting greens. That would be the scrumptious cooking aromas emanating from Lady Pi-Pi, a rooftop restaurant proper by the town partitions, an area dominated by the pyramid form of a parrilla, or wood-fired grill. Dinner resolution made: observe your nostril. Lady Pi-Pi specialises in all issues grilled, from fish to native Cepavi sausages to steaks and extra. This is a cultured although nonetheless fairly laidback little eatery that makes for the right night outing. No web site
THE ONE MUSEUM
Croatia does a terrific line in quirky museums. You might have heard of Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships, a group of mementos from romantic partnerships that went south. Dubrovnik, in the meantime, has the Museum of Selfie & Memories, devoted to offering its guests with quirky and fascinating places to take selfies. Is this a useless indulgence? An indication of the approaching demise of humanity because it disappears up its personal posterior? Or a innocent quirk? You’ll have to guage for your self. Or, simply go to considered one of Dubrovnik’s many critical museums.
THE ONE VIEW
You’ve walked the town partitions by now, you’ve got seen the Dubrovnik Old Town from each conceivable angle. Although … have you ever? Because there’s yet one more viewpoint that everybody ought to try, and that is at Fort Imperial, a Napoleonic fortress constructed excessive on a hillside, accessible through cable automotive. This speedy, fashionable gondola runs from near the Old Town all the way in which to 400 metres above sea stage, on the fort. The view from right here is a jaw-dropper. And whereas your mouth is dangling open, fill it with some meals on the Panorama restaurant on-site.
THE ONE FILM LOCATION
Game of Thrones followers, carry alongside your favorite “I heart Jon Snow” T-shirt and take your choose in Dubrovnik. This is the town that famously acted as Kings Landing within the phenomenally in style (although, if we’re allowed to say, finally disappointing) fantasy TV sequence. Film places right here embody Lovrijenac Fort, aka the Red Keep (pictured above), Dubrovnik West Pier, which functioned as Blackwater Bay, and Fort Bokar, on the town partitions, which was a basic for Kings Landing exterior photographs.
ONE MORE THING
Dubrovnik is an exclave, a territory solely surrounded by one other nation, or nations. It’s an extended, skinny strip of Croatia reduce off from the remainder of its mom nation by Bosnia and Herzegovina, which instructions a skinny slice of shoreline to Dubrovnik’s north-west. That slice known as Neum, and people hoping to tick one other nation off their record can take a bit of daytrip. There’s not an enormous quantity to do right here aside from extra beach-lying and juice-drinking – however hey, new nation.
The author travelled with help from Emerald Cruises.