Things To Do In Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a quaint and lovely town located on the Southern tip of Croatia on the Mediterranean Sea. Filled with different historical sites, beaches, and festivals each year visitors always have a splendid time. The city’s best attraction is just its lovely Old Town itself. A walled in area this old town has many of the city’s most beloved sites like Rector’s Palace, the Dubrovnik Cathedral, and Franciscan Monastery as well as plenty of great locations for people watching with a glass of wine or a coffee. A few more things to do in Dubrovnik include.

Dubrovnik Fortress - in the south of Croatia

Old Town
The centre piece of Dubrovnik is most certainly its walled in old town.  Formidable looking from the outsides, just as they had been to generations past to Turkish invaders, the walls of Dubrovnik in case a a paradise inside. Wandering the old town’s main thoroughfare the Stradun will give plenty of opportunity for shopping while heading to the impressive Luza Square or Onofrio’s Fountain provides quaint locales for a coffee or drink. The old town has many of the city’s oldest attractions inside of it such as the Franciscan Monastery, Rector’s Palace and Dubrovnik Cathedral as well as new diversions like the War Photo Limited. This is a place where you will need your camera to capture just a touch of the city’s beauty and charm.

War Photo Limited
Taking a different spin than most museums the War Photo Limited educates the public in the field of war by allowing people, through photograph and video, to see how raw, venal, frightening it truly is. This is not the museum you will go if you want to see conflicts of the past glorified; this is where you go to see the consequences of war, in particular modern conflicts. The photos in this museum are both beautiful and horrifying and give most guests a strong emotional reaction. The museum is just off the Stradun in the old town and is open from May to October. The museum is open from 9 am to 9pm and costs around $5.75 US to enter.

Franciscan Monastery
Having operated continually for the last 700 years the Franciscan Monastery is one of the oldest functioning institutions inside of Dubrovnik. Of more fascination the monastery has housed the third oldest pharmacy in Europe. In order to properly display the age of this pharmacy, a museum that highlights the ever changing processes and elements of a pharmacy including antique tools, laboratory equipment and medical literature has also been established here. Though some visitors have said that they feel it is pretty quick to be in and out of the Monastery it is still an interesting visit especially for those interested in medical history. The monastery welcomes guests from 9 am until 6 pm at a cost of approximately $5.75 US to enter.

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