Homeland War Museum#6 in Best Things To Do in Dubrovnik
Founded in 2016, the Museum of the Croatian War of Independence features original documents, art and documentary photographs, weapons, explosives, war equipment parts, troops' flags, authentic recordings and video material to offer an account of the Homeland War in the Dubrovnik area. A permanent exhibit called "Dubrovnik In The 1991-1995 Homeland War" depicts the city's response to Serbian and Montenegrin forces in the early 1990s and the return of displaced refugees.
Recent visitors said this is a must-see museum, with powerful and moving exhibits. Several reviewers were particularly interested in the archival news videos that depicted how media outlets around the world covered the conflict, as well as interviews with eyewitnesses. A few travelers noted that the museum is quite small.
The museum, which is located in Fort Imperial at the top of Mount Srd, can be reached via cable car. The museum is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 or 6 p.m., depending on the season. Admission costs 30 kuna (around $4.50) for adults and 15 kuna (about $2.50) for kids. For more information, visit the official website.
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#1 City Walls
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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