Dubrovnik Synagogue#9 in Best Things To Do in Dubrovnik
Dating back to the 14th century, this is one of the oldest synagogues in Europe. Located in an area that was once the Jewish ghetto, the synagogue is also home to a small museum that houses a number of religious artifacts and archive documents, including Torah scrolls that date from the 13th to the 17th centuries.
Recent visitors say the museum is quite worthwhile and moving, and offer high praise for the knowledgeable docents.
The synagogue is open May through October Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (and closes at 3 p.m. the rest of the year). Visit the city's tourism website for more information.
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#1 Walls of Dubrovnik
The first thing you'll see as you approach Dubrovnik from the sky or the sea is the city walls. These ancient fortifications were built and rebuilt in the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries as the threat of Turkish invaders grew. At some points, the walls are almost 20 feet thick and 82 feet high. They enclose the entire Old Town, protected by strategically placed forts and towers.
Since the eminent threat of invaders has dissipated, the walls have become a tourist favorite, and set the dramatic stage for shows like "Game of Thrones." Atop the city walls, you'll enjoy some of the best views of Dubrovnik's tiled-roof buildings and the blue sea. During the Summer Festival, Shakespeare plays and other performances take place in some of the forts along the wall. While recent visitors warned you may have to wait in line to get up to the walls, it's worth it for the amazing views.
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