War Photo Limited#4 in Best Things To Do in Dubrovnik
This museum might be a welcome change from the ancient history on view at Dubrovnik's other top sights, however, much of the material may be disturbing for some. Occupying two floors of exhibits, the gallery aims to educate visitors on historical and ongoing regional and global conflicts through photojournalism displays. Past temporary exhibits have shown images from the Syrian war and the Iraq war, among others, while the permanent exhibits showcase images from the breakup of Yugoslavia.
Recent visitors found the museum to be moving and emotional and said it provides important context for understanding Croatia's history.
The museum is right off Stradun in the center of Old Town and only open from April through October. From May to September, you can visit the museum daily between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.; in April and October, the museum is open Wednesday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission costs 50 kuna (about $7.50) for adults and 40 kuna (around $6) for students. Check out the museum's website for more details.
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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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