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The Ethnographic Museum boasts more than 6,500 objects pertaining to the ethnographic heritage of the Dubrovnik region, the Croatian people and surrounding states. You'll find the museum in the Dubrovnik Republic's former granary, which is also known as Rupe (translated to "holes" in English) because of the way grain was once stored underground. Museum highlights include traditional attire from various Croatian regions and islands, as well as textiles and artifacts related to agriculture. Plus, on the ground floor of the building, visitors can see the way grain was once stored.

Recent visitors enjoyed the museum's exhibits, but say the signage could be better. Many said a stop here is only worth it if you have the Dubrovnik Card, which covers your entry fee. Others said "Game of Thrones" fans may recognize the museum's entrance, as several scenes were filmed here.

The museum is part of an entity called the Dubrovnik Museums, which is composed of the Cultural History Museum, the Maritime Museum, the Ethnographic Museum and the Archaeology Museum.

Admission costs 130 kuna (about $19) for adults and 50 kuna (around $8) for kids. The museum is open every day except Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with extended hours from June to September). If you purchased a Dubrovnik Card, your entry is covered. For more information, check out the museum's website.

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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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