It was an essential fortification to the defense of the city from both ground and sea attacks. In order to prevent possible mutiny by the commander of the fortress, the walls facing the city are only 60 cm thick compared to those exposed to enemy fire which were 12m thick!. Above the entrance to the fortress is an inscription that says “Non bene pro toto libertas venditur auro” which translates to “Freedom is not sold for all the gold in the world”.
Visit city Dubrovnik and attractions
The original cable car had been closed since 1991, when it was bombed during the conflict. It reopened to the public for the first time on 10 July 2010. The view of the Old City will rival that found on any postcard. There is a small shop at the top, as well as a bar. 80 kuna round trip.
Walk on the walls around the old town, great views! Warning – it’s extremely recommended to visit the walls during the early morning hours or the late afternoon hours, as it can become hot during the day! Dubrovnik is surrounded by City Walls which are 2km long and for which it is famous all around the world.
This impressive building is in the Poljana Marin Drži?. Supposedly, the original church was built with money donated by Richard the Lionhearted who survived shipwreck on his way home from the Third Crusade. The current Roman Baroque cathedral dates from the 18th Century.
One can already smell spring in Dubrovnik in February when mimosa and almond trees blossom, when days become longer and the bora wind blows the dark clouds away.
Mljet is the most southerly and easterly of the larger Adriatic islands of the Dalmatia region of Croatia.The National Park includes the western part of the island, Veliko jezero, Malo jezero, Soline Bay and a sea belt 500 m wide from the most prominent cape of Mljet covering an area of 54 km2. The central parts of the park are Veliko jezero with the Isle of St. Mary, Malo jezero and the villages of Govedari (179 inhabitants), Pola?e (123 inhabitants) and Pomena (50 inhabitants). The park is characterised by two deep bays, which are referred to as lakes due to their extremely narrow passages to the open sea (Veliko and Malo jezero -Great Lake and Small Lake), as well as by lush and diverse Mediterranean flora. Mljet is also noted for its wealth of cultural heritage the most impressive example of which is a Benedictine cloister complex dating from the 12th century situated on a small island in the centre of the Great Lake.