The broodingly majestic walls – a living Gothic fantasy movie backdrop – are now more famous than ever.
Despite its violent history of wars and earthquakes this remains one of the best preserved medieval walled cities in the world.
Dubrovnik has more than its share of chic boutiques.
Today fewer than 3000 people live inside the old walled city. High rent and limited access (cars are only allowed in at certain times) mean that most locals have been forced to live out in the newer suburbs.
Your footsteps echo back from silent walls as you explore what seems suddenly to have been transformed into the backdrop for some Medieval fairytale.
By mid-morning the wide paved pedestrian street known as Stradun is already thronging with tourists.
It’s no mystery why the producers of the cult classic TV series Game of Thrones chose Dubrovnik as the ideal fantasy backdrop.
The summit of Mount Srd the ideal spot for a bird’s eye view of the great unbroken circle of the battlements.
Traditional embroidery in Dubrovnik old town.