Day 2 in Dubrovnik
Discover the sensational coastline of Dubrovnik
Meet the morning of your second day in Dubrovnik on the eastern wall of the fortress. The wall stands tall 25 m over the Old Town, representing a system of 15 bastions, over 19 towers and, in general, the wall surrounds the entire Old Town. The wall offers incredible views over the houses and the turquoise waters, interrupted by isles that seem to lure you with their lush greenery. Walking on this wall is also the best modality to feel the medieval character of the destination.
If you are exhausted from the crowd and wish to get close to the sea, then direct to the harbor of Dubrovnik, by coming out of the Old Town through another immense, 31-meter high structure – the Bell Tower. The tower, built in the middle of the 15th century, has to bronze guardians – Baro and Maro, that are also called “the Dubrovnik green men”, thanks to their color.
Situated on the seashore, looking over the city, stands high the Revelin Fortress. It was built in order to reinforce the defensive position from the east side of the city. In the 16th century, it became the strongest fortress of Dubrovnik. The top of the Revelin features a huge stone-paved terrace, this being the largest one in the city. That is why it is often used as a stage for many events, like the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. Also, the inside of the fortress was rearranged to serve as a night club. So, if you are eager to feel on your skin the vibe of Dubrovnik’s nightlife, come here in one of your evenings.
The second fortress, St. John’s Fortress, will offer you a dream-like scene. Today, the fortress is the house of the Maritime Museum that displays elements of the great Dubrovnik naval tradition and seafaring history with brave sea captains and skillful shipbuilders. On the ground floor, you can also visit the Aquarium.
Don’t miss a ride by cable car, an activity which is very popular among tourists here. The station is located about 5-10 minutes of walking from the Old Town, and the cable cars leave every 15 minutes. The trip by cable car lasts approximately 5 minutes, but the joy will be infinite. Once getting to the top, you will witness absolutely sublime scenes, wherever you will look. With the perfect combination of the maritime and mountain relief, you will feel like a piece of heaven is at your feet.