Walking the walls – part two

Carrying on with our little pictorial wander around the walls of Dubrovnik with action man Neil taking the lead as usual.

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Next up along the walls is a marvellous view over the town’s impressive main street –  Stradun.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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The sea is a glorious azure blue and it was super tempting to have a dip (which we did later on!)

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Dubrovnik really is one of the prettiest towns I have visited for a long time and you can spend hours just marveling at it.

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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!

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Finally you come to St John’s fort and the harbour where Neil finally gets banged up for a short time.

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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.

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Old salty relics can be found dotted around the harbour. Plus these giant anchors too!!! Ha ha

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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.

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