Dubrovnik Through My Eyes

Dubrovnik outside the Old Town

A few weeks ago my hubby and I finally visited Dubrovnik, “the jewel of the Adriatic” or “Kings Landing” (for the Game of Thrones fans). It was the final must-visit destination on our initial European travel list. I can’t believe it has taken us so long to visit this beautiful historic city. It really felt like a dream being there.

I’ve always been intrigued by Dubrovnik ever since I saw beautiful pictures of this seaside walled city with its orange rooftops. I was quite surprised to learn how many people didn’t know of Dubrovnik or where it is. So I thought I’d share some interesting facts about the city. This post is also a photographic journey of Dubrovnik through my eyes. I struggled to decide on/reduce the number of photos to share with you as the city is such a picturesque place to photograph. So happy reading and browsing! 🙂

Some interesting facts about Dubrovnik

  • Dubrovnik is in Croatia. Croatia is located in southeastern Europe along the Adriatic Sea bordering Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Slovenia.
  • According to the 2011 census the total population of Dubrovnik was 42,615.
  • In 1979 the city joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
  • Centuries ago part of Dubrovnik was originally an island separated from the mainland by a channel. Eventually this channel was filled up and was merged to become one city. This channel is now known as Stradun and is the main street of Dubrovnik.
  • The TV show Game of Thrones was filmed in many parts of Dubrovnik which of course led to a massive tourism boom.
  • Dubrovnik has also become a highly popular cruise destination. This meant that the city had to enforce an agreement with the cruise liners on the number of people allowed to enter the city to control overcrowding.
Dubrovnik main square
The many tourists in the Main Square
Dubrovnik windows
Looking up at the shutter windows
Dubrovnik Old Port
An alternative view of the Old Port
Minceta Tower in Dubrovnik
Minceta Tower and the Clock Tower
Jesuits’ Staircase in Dubrovnik
Jesuits’ Staircase
Fort Lovrijenac from sea cove in Dubrovnik
Fort Lovrijenac from the sea cove
Dubrovnik City Walls
Checking out the City Walls from a different view
Dubrovnik City Walls
And another one
Buza Bar in Dubrovnik
Looking up at Buza Bar
Orange rooftops in Dubrovnik
Admiring the orange rooftops in the late afternoon sun
City Walls in Dubrovnik
A view on the City Walls
Minceta Tower in Dubrovnik
Looking up at Minceta Tower
View from top of hill in Dubrovnik
Admiring the view from the top of the hill
Sunset and clouds in Dubrovnik
Admiring the sun setting and the cloud formation
Peacock on Lokrum Island
A beautiful peacock on Lokrum island
Seaview from Lokrum Island
The seaview from Lokrum Island

I hope you enjoyed looking at my photos as much as I enjoyed taking them. Watch this space for next week’s post for my tips and must do’s in Dubrovnik 🙂

One Messy Mama
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  1. 25th October 2016 / 9:04 AM

    I absolutely loved Dubrovnik, I was only there for a day as I was going to some smaller towns in Croatia, but one day I would love to re-visit x

    • whatudidntknow
      25th October 2016 / 9:05 AM

      Ah no, one day is definitely not enough for Dubrovnik. You’ll have to visit again 🙂

  2. 25th October 2016 / 9:05 AM

    Such a stunning place to visit! That’s definitely on my bucket list of places I’d like to visit one day.

    • whatudidntknow
      25th October 2016 / 9:11 AM

      It was stunning! I would highly recommend it 🙂

  3. 25th October 2016 / 9:07 AM

    Dubrovnik looks so pretty! You captured some really great shots!

    • whatudidntknow
      25th October 2016 / 9:11 AM

      Thanks Nikki 🙂

  4. 25th October 2016 / 10:37 AM

    Wow the views are stunning and that sea is so blue. I really will have to go one day!! I didn’t know it was kings landing either but I can imagine it all being filmed now 🙂

    • whatudidntknow
      25th October 2016 / 10:42 AM

      I know, I was amazed at how blue the sea was there too!! 🙂

  5. Lee-Ann
    25th October 2016 / 11:36 AM

    Absolutely beautiful. 🙂

    • whatudidntknow
      25th October 2016 / 11:39 AM


  6. Angela
    25th October 2016 / 12:13 PM

    Thank you for these beautiful photos. We were there in a cruise stop and I was blown away with this beautiful city.
    I’d love to go back one day.

    • whatudidntknow
      25th October 2016 / 12:34 PM

      Glad you liked them Aunty Angie. Dubrovnik definitely needs at least 3 days! And there’s still so much more of Croatia to discover too 🙂

    • whatudidntknow
      25th October 2016 / 1:24 PM

      Thank you! Yes I definitely did the wall walk! 🙂

  7. 25th October 2016 / 2:47 PM


    Wow! GOT!!! I always think of my beloved show when Dubrovnik posts pop up on the travel blogger circuit 😉 Inspired pictures and neat facts too. Had no clue this was partially an island before human activities changed things up a bit. Added to our travel list for sure. Thanks for sharing!


    • whatudidntknow
      25th October 2016 / 4:22 PM

      Hi Ryan, thanks for stopping by and reading my post! Yes you definitely need to visit Dubrovnik one day 😉

  8. 25th October 2016 / 4:49 PM

    Absolutely stunning! And I didn’t know that GoT is filmed there. Ugh, I have to stop reading travel blogs, so many places to see: so little money! I’m looking forward to your tips and must do’s though!

    • whatudidntknow
      25th October 2016 / 4:51 PM

      Hahahahha! I know what you mean – so little time, so many places, so little money! 😉 That’s great – I hope you’ll pop by next week for my post.

  9. 25th October 2016 / 9:37 PM

    Great pictures. I knew Dubrovnik was pretty, but your photos make it look so magical. Thank you for sharing. #citytripping

    • whatudidntknow
      25th October 2016 / 9:44 PM

      Thanks Upeksha 🙂

  10. 25th October 2016 / 9:50 PM

    Beautiful pictures! We’re big Game of Thrones fans, so I would love to visit someday. It looks like such a beautiful place and the water is SO blue! #citytripping

    • whatudidntknow
      25th October 2016 / 9:52 PM

      Thanks Sam and thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  11. 25th October 2016 / 11:03 PM

    This looks very beautiful, I’d love to visit. Love the view from the top of the hill!

    • whatudidntknow
      26th October 2016 / 6:23 AM

      That view was amazing! 🙂

  12. 26th October 2016 / 4:46 AM

    Kings Landing! You got my attention at the mention of Game of Thrones. That cloud formation is ming-boggling. And I love the view from the top of the hill!#CityTripping

    • whatudidntknow
      26th October 2016 / 9:12 AM

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  13. 26th October 2016 / 10:25 PM

    Really enjoyed looking at your photos. Love the cloud formation one in particular. I can’t believe I haven’t made it to Dubrovnik – it’s high on my list – especially after seeing your photos

    • whatudidntknow
      27th October 2016 / 6:49 AM

      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed my photos 🙂

  14. 27th October 2016 / 1:57 PM

    Beautiful photos of Dubrovnik. Especially love the alternative view of the port. #CityTripping

    • whatudidntknow
      27th October 2016 / 2:12 PM

      Thanks Ahila, thanks for stopping by 🙂

  15. 27th October 2016 / 4:31 PM

    Wow, what a gorgeous and majestic looking place! Haunting actually! I’m sure many of the local folk were a little unsure about the boost in visitors. Definitely a place to put on the Bucket list! Thank you for linking up with #GlobalBlogging

    • whatudidntknow
      27th October 2016 / 4:33 PM

      Yes I’m sure they were probably a bit unsure but I must say the majority of them were quite friendly 🙂

  16. 27th October 2016 / 9:19 PM

    Beautiful photos! I like your blog, would you like to follow each other?:)

    • whatudidntknow
      28th October 2016 / 9:11 AM

      Thank you, thanks for checking out my blog! Of course, I have followed you on BlogLovin 🙂

  17. 27th October 2016 / 9:35 PM

    What gorgeous photos – it really is the most beautiful city. I hadn’t realised it was originally an island though. Such a long time since I visited, I’d love to go back. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

    • whatudidntknow
      27th October 2016 / 10:51 PM

      Thanks Cathy 🙂

  18. 30th October 2016 / 10:00 PM

    I loved seeing these photos and spotting many familiar sites as my husband and I also visited Dubrovnik for the first time a couple of months ago! Isn’t it just so beautiful and photogenic? But also so unique in style and design compared to so many other cities – I just loved the incredibly well preserved city walls.

    • whatudidntknow
      30th October 2016 / 10:03 PM

      Hi Shikha, thanks for checking out my photos! Yes it is a really beautiful place, I was also so impressed with the well preserved city walls 🙂

    • whatudidntknow
      9th November 2016 / 8:14 PM

      Yes I am fortunate to have visited Dubrovnik!

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