I hope you are all having a wonderful week. I haven’t done a travel post in a while so today I thought I would share my favorite stop on our Mediterranean journey, Dubrovnik, Croatia!
Dubrovnik is unlike any place I have ever visited. It reminded me a lot of a town in a Disney fairy tale movie. When we first arrived, Dubrovnik didn’t seem that great, THEN we walked through these gates and were in this beautiful town with this amazing architecture. It was one of the coolest things, like a castle.
Dubrovnik is known for its historical monuments. There are two very famous fountains, the big fountain of Onofrio and the small fountain of Onofrio. Both designed by Onofrio de la Cava and both pictured below
These fountains gave Dubrovnik its first water supply system.
The Dubrovnik cathedral and treasury (a.k.a. Assumption Cathedral) was one of the prettiest buildings in the city.
The Assumption Cathedral was designed by Andrea Buffalini, Baroque style. The inside had some of the most beautiful art, including the painting Virgin of the Chair by Raphael which dates back to the early 1600’s. The cathedral treasury had historical relics including a piece of the cross that Jesus was thought to have been crucified on.
The Rector’s Palace, also designed by Onofrio is now the city’s Cultural Historical Museum. On the inside, there is a beautiful central courtyard that you must see!
Look at those columns, beautiful, right?
Obviously, Dubrovnik is a unique city. We also visited the aquarium where they actually let you “pet” some of the fish when you walk in. BIG fish.
There were vendors and people dressed in costume all up and down the streets. My favorite moment, this pirate attired man and his parrots that he let us play with.
That white one really wanted to eat my watch.
I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!
See you tomorrow!