Carrying on with our little pictorial wander around the walls of Dubrovnik with action man Neil taking the lead as usual.
Next up along the walls is a marvellous view over the town’s impressive main street – Stradun.
Here you can see some of the main sights including Onofrio’s big domed fountain and the Church of Holy Savior with its distinctive circular window.
Rambling on you come across views to Fort Bokar. Under Austrian rule in the 19th century, it was used as a prison. It’s one of the oldest buildings of its kind in Europe.
You can also see across the bay to Fortress Lovrijenac. It’s often called “Dubrovnik’s Gibraltar” and is famous for its importance in resisting Venetian rule
Walking now above the tiny little back alleys you can peer into people’s back gardens to one side and down the huge drop to the sea on the other.
The sea is a glorious azure blue and it was super tempting to have a dip (which we did later on!)
Dubrovnik really is one of the prettiest towns I have visited for a long time and you can spend hours just marveling at it.
Each vantage point shows another viewpoint. Here you can see the cable car station at the top of Mount Srd. More of that later of course!
Finally you come to St John’s fort and the harbour where Neil finally gets banged up for a short time.
Here you can see the local’s favourite swimming spot off the harbour. Later on we joined them for a bracing dip in the sea.
Old salty relics can be found dotted around the harbour. Plus these giant anchors too!!! Ha ha
And finally here’s a view looking back towards St John’s fortress to conclude a very enjoyable couple of hours walking the walls. Definitely recommended to get an aerial view of the quaint old town.