Game of Thrones Pride: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Found along the southern region of the Republic of Croatia lies one of the best destination in Mediterranean: Dubrovnik Croatia, known as the “the Pearl of the Adriatic,” by the poet Lord Byron. The city is rich in both history and natural beauty. The landscape of Dubrovnik is so beautiful and unexpected specifically their bays, beaches, steep cliffs and dense woodland areas are wonderful. .
Dubrovnik Croatia Old Town
Modern Dubrovnik is a combination of ancient settlements. Dubrovnik’s origins can be traced back to the first half of the 7th century, when a group of refugees came to the area and established their settlement at the island, naming it Laus. The name Dubrovnik is derived from the Croatian word “Dubrava”, which means oak. In the past, oak trees surrounded Dubrovnik.
In 1929 the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes became the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. During World War II, Dubrovnik went through many changes and occupations like many countries in the area, always remaining a part of Yugoslavia.
Dubrovnik as the Most Popular Tourist Destination in Croatia
In 1990, the republics of Yugoslavia achieved independence and the Socialistic Republic of Croatia was renamed into Republic of Croatia. In the Turbulent times immediately following the breakup of Yugoslavia, many conflicts arouse as the former republics fought amongst each other.
Dubrovnik Croatia was subjected to considerable shelling by Serbs during the war in 1991-1992 in a siege that lasted seven months. The Old Town suffered considerable damage, but was quickly restored to its former beauty. Today, Dubrovnik is a free and safe town, known around the world as Croatia’s most popular tourist destination.
Dubrovnik Points of Interest
Where is the Old Town in Dubrovnik?
Pass through Old Town’s stone walls and you will be transported into the breathtaking medieval world of Stari Grad. Marble-paved squares, monasteries and fountains are just a few of the antiquities still standing just as they were over a thousand years ago. Highlights include:
- City Walls: are among Europe’s finest and most complete. The Old City of Dubrovnik and the walls that surround it have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Portions of the City Walls date back to the 13th century.
- Onofrio Fountain and the Franciscan Monastery: are both prime examples of Dubrovnik’s religious and cultural history. Lopud Island: the home of many great sailors and sea captains throughout history. With its mild climate, subtropical vegetation, charming footpaths, beautiful scenery and sandy beaches, it is the perfect spot to relax.
- Rector’s Palace: this 15th century building was once the government seat of Dubrovnik’s Republic. Today, the palace is museum with furnished rooms, Baroque paintings and historical exhibits.
- Cavtat: this seaside resort town grew around the ruins of an ancient settlement by the Greeks from Epidaurus. Nowadays, it is a popular destination for yachting and sailing enthusiasts.
Top 8 Must Visit Places in Kings Landing Dubrovnik
- Trsteno Arboretum – Former patrician’s villa in lush gardens
- Korcula Island – Famous pebble beach in Dubrovnik
- St. John’s Fortress – Fortress with the most complex wall defense
- Fort Lovrijenac – Fortress and theater outside the west of Dubrovnik
- Ancient City Walls – Series of defensive stone walls surrounding Dubrovnik
- Old Town – The most interesting part of Dubrovnik with interesting sights
- Skar Winery Dubrovnik – Popular tourist destination in Dubrovnik for wine tasting
- Placa Thoroughfare – limestone Pedestrian Street through the Old Town.
8 Things to Do in Dubrovnik Croatia
- Check Old Town market
- Discover their history
- Go sea kayaking
- Hit waves on a boat trip
- Spend money at 360 degrees
- Take a cable car
- Try their local wines
- Walk the City Walls
The Famous King's Landing of Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones is an American fantasy and serial drama created as a television series. The story is adapted from the fantasy novel A Song of Ice and Fire written by George R. R. Martin. Most of the location was shot in different place around the more and one of its famous location was The King's Landing in Dubrovnik Croatia.
This David Benioff and D.B. Weiss series already finished their 7th season last August 2017. Many avid viewers are looking forward for the premiere of their 8th season in 2019.
Main Cast of Game of Thrones
1. Sean Bean as Eddard Stark
2. Mark Addy as Robert Baratheon
3. Nikolaj Coster Waldau as Jaime Lannister
4. Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark
5. Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister
6. Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen
7. Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont
8. Aidan Gillen as Petyr Baelish
9. Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
Game of Thrones Pride Dubrovnik Croatia
Beautiful Croatian Tourist Destinations
- Opatija Croatia Queen of Tourism
Pronounced o-pat-ee-ah, Opatija means abbey in Croatian. Deservedly hailed as “the Pearl of Croatia” as far back as the 1880s. Opatija first grew to prominence as the playground of Viennese aristocrats.
- Split Croatia Second Largest City
Split is the largest and most important city of Croatia’s Split-Dalmatia County and the country’s second largest city. It is a Mediterranean city, situated on a small peninsula on the eastern shores of the Adriatic Sea.
- Sibenik Oldest Croatian Town
Sibenik’s sheltered harbor at the confluence of the Krka River and the cerulean waters of the Adriatic fills with glossy yachts during the summer months, their owners drawn by its historic medieval Old Town.
- Lavender Field Hvar Island Croatia
Hvar, the largest town on the island of the same name, is an appealing blend of Croatian charm and Venetian heritage. Motor yachts (often with celebrities aboard) and sailboats of all sizes are drawn to the “Lavender Island” by its near perfect clima
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