Enjoy the great photos of Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is a perfectly preserved, walled city on the Adriatic Sea. This flawless stoned town is so pristine it borders near complete Disneyfication. The inhabitants have shrunk by 10,000 over the last 25 years. Every building seems to be either a guest house, restaurant, or souvenir store. If you look beyond this, you can easily imagine that you are strolling down a stone cobbled walkway in medieval Europe. There are no motor vehicles in the walled city.
Dubrovnik was a maritime powerhouse during the 15th and 16th century. It was the only city-state that rivaled economic juggernaut Venice. Dubrovnik generated its wealth through trade. Modern tourism began in the late 19th century with the construction of the Hotel Imperial. And today, tourism drives the economy. During the implosion of Yugoslavia, it was besieged for 7 months and damaged badly. It has recovered fully today.
Take a cable car to the top of Mount Srd. You will have an eagle-eye view, looking down into Dubrovnik.
The 11th century sentry, Fortress Lovrijenac, guards the walled city of Dubrovnik.
Getting ready for sunset in Dubrovnik.
Strolling around the walled city at night, with the moon shining.
Another great view of Dubrovnik from Mount Srd as the sun has set. The cable car is well worth your time.