Outside looking in

The Old City of Dubrovnik in southern Croatia is very old.

Dating back to the 7th century, it has been built and re-built over hundreds of years.

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It has a wide variety of churches and other buildings —

Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque.

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The restored roof tiles look good

Against the old stone.

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The city walls were built in the 14th and 15th centuries

And encircle what is now the ‘modern’ city of Dubrovnik.

About 42,000 people live in those old houses and flats!

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For more old perspectives, please go to: Our World.

58 responses

  1. Beautiful photos from a gorgeous place! 😍😍😍

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    August 13, 2018 at 15:29

  2. The architecture and the sea call to me. Thanks for sharing your experience; I’ll enjoy visiting vicariously, Fiona!

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    August 13, 2018 at 15:30

  3. Old cities are so fascinating…. I wondered if anyone lived in some of those old buildings anymore —and then I read your comment saying that they do…. Wow…..

    Great pictures.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    August 13, 2018 at 16:25

  4. …gorgeous buildings!

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    August 13, 2018 at 16:52

  5. Beautiful! I’ve never been to dubrovnic but there used to be a restaurant in vienna named dubrovnic and they served dalmatian food. One of my favorite spots!

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    August 13, 2018 at 17:04

  6. What a pretty town it is, I love the tiles style.

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    August 13, 2018 at 17:25

  7. A marvelous place!

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    August 13, 2018 at 17:37

  8. Rita McGregor

    Can feel the centuries there. πŸ™‚

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    August 13, 2018 at 17:40

  9. Hello, what a lovely place. I like all the red roofs, beautiful views. Enjoy your day and week ahead.

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    August 13, 2018 at 17:47

  10. very pretty skyline..

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    August 13, 2018 at 19:17

  11. Beautiful colours…..love the red tiles!

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    August 13, 2018 at 20:19

  12. Oh I was there on a catholic pilgrimage and it was a fabulous old city on the water. It was like back in time walking through the city inside the wall

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    August 13, 2018 at 20:23

  13. That’s a lotta history! A place I hope to see one day.

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    August 13, 2018 at 20:36

  14. Beautiful backdrop for this wonderful city.

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    August 13, 2018 at 21:16

  15. Beautiful hope I can visit some day

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    August 13, 2018 at 21:26

  16. Imagine living where incredible history happened through the same doors you step through. These centuries-old places age beautifully.

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    August 13, 2018 at 21:28

  17. Ela

    What a pretty old town !!
    Thanks for sharing your great photos !!
    Have a happy new week !

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    August 13, 2018 at 21:31

  18. It really looks old! Great pictures!

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    August 13, 2018 at 21:59

  19. Wonderful. The city has something regal in its architecture… πŸ™‚

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    August 13, 2018 at 22:25

  20. A fascinating glimpse of a city I will probably never see. Thank you.

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    August 13, 2018 at 23:23

  21. Al

    You’re bringing back some fine memories with this series.

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    August 14, 2018 at 01:19

  22. Ron

    Fiona, these images are AMAZING! Each one looks like a picture perfect postcard. What a stunning place! I love the terracotta color!

    “The restored roof tiles look good

    Against the old stone.”

    Yes, they sure do! I love the old mixed with the new. I love the look of decay because to me it’s a reminder of the rich history of a place.

    Thanks so much for sharing the beauty, my friend. Have a fantastic week!

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    August 14, 2018 at 03:28

  23. Amazing building. Thanks for all pics.
    Greetings.

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    August 14, 2018 at 05:42

  24. Lucky for us still to see such a splendid village from the past. Thanks for showing.

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    August 14, 2018 at 10:33

  25. These are wonderful shots of Dubrovnik which I visited last year!

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    August 14, 2018 at 11:31

  26. Stewart M

    What great pictures – my son is visiting Dubrovnik in a couple of months – I’m not in the least jealous!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    August 14, 2018 at 12:27

  27. This is definitely somewhere that I would enjoy visiting. Just look at all those lovely red roof tiles. It’s so easy for people in Europe to visit these gorgeous places, not far to travel. For me in Canada, it’s a long way and also it costs so much to travel across the Atlantic. But maybe one day I’ll see Dubrovnik, I certainly hope so!

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    August 14, 2018 at 13:26

  28. Gosh it’s a magnificent old city Fiona, so much history here . Oh la, that amazing wall in the last shot, incroyable!

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    August 14, 2018 at 14:25

  29. cool

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    August 14, 2018 at 14:34

  30. Charming city views!

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    August 14, 2018 at 16:07

  31. It looks like a lovely city!

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    August 14, 2018 at 19:25

  32. What a wonderful old place. Beautiful architecture, and great history. Thanks for sharing!

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    August 14, 2018 at 20:37

  33. Bucket list, for sure!!!!!!

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    August 14, 2018 at 21:22

  34. Dynamic place and wonderful photography!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    August 14, 2018 at 21:22

  35. Thanks Lady Fi for commenting on my blog and gave me the opportunity to find your lovely cyber space.
    Wonderful photos and an amazing atmospheare.

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    August 14, 2018 at 21:51

  36. It’s so beautiful

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    August 15, 2018 at 00:10

  37. I like to imagine the people living in those old stone buildings. I think how all our lives are so different and maybe also similar. I like the bright rooftops and the neutral stonework in your photos..

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    August 15, 2018 at 00:49

  38. Mind-boggling to think of all those people actually living their daily lives in buildings that ancient (even if restored]. Of course, we live in the Pacific Northwest corner of the USA, where 150 year old houses would be rarities.

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    August 15, 2018 at 04:03

  39. To have such history buildings would be great. Lovely photos.

    Peabea from Peabea Scribbles

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    August 15, 2018 at 04:20

  40. Awesome complex of building and marvelous fortification and construction of house and flats! Should be interesting to find variety of churches.

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    August 15, 2018 at 17:02

  41. so much beauty. croatia is on top of our list. along with greece

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    August 15, 2018 at 20:43

    • I have to say that Montenegro was more beautiful, cheaper and less crowded – highly recommended.

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      August 16, 2018 at 07:02

  42. The houses look sharp…maybe the restoration work is impressive.

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    August 15, 2018 at 21:56

  43. lowcarbdiabeticJan

    It looks a very nice place.
    I do not think I will be visiting it, so it was lovely to see your stunning pictures – thank you.

    All the best Jan

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    August 15, 2018 at 23:41

  44. Wonderful images and insight into the town’s history. It has been on my ‘to visit’ list for some time.

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    August 16, 2018 at 03:09

  45. Beautiful photos. I haven’t been there since the late 70s when it was Yugoslavia. Not sure about going back as I’m sure it has changed a lot since the war.

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    August 16, 2018 at 12:21

  46. Utterly charming!

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    August 16, 2018 at 14:18

  47. This really looks like a fascinating place to visit. I have loved the older parts of Europe that I have visited – not that there have been many! Europe is so far from Australia! SO thank you for taking me there. Happy travels and thank you again for stopping by my blog this week.

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    August 16, 2018 at 14:33

  48. Croatia is such a gem! Happy day!

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    August 16, 2018 at 16:36

  49. Nice pictures of the city of Dubrovnik.
    Best regards, Irma

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    August 17, 2018 at 08:58

  50. What a beautiful place and an awesome adventure!

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    August 18, 2018 at 04:37

  51. don

    Fascinating. Very enjoyable post.

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    August 18, 2018 at 16:27

  52. Beautiful row of houses and buildings.
    The old stones are very beautiful.

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    August 19, 2018 at 12:56

  53. Amy

    Gorgeous! I hope to get there someday!

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    August 20, 2018 at 05:18

  54. Tanza Erlambang

    great buildings

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    August 22, 2018 at 01:02

  55. Such a beautiful place! I’ll bet those old buildings and walls could teach us some history.
    Very nice photos!

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    August 24, 2018 at 05:13

  56. I didn’t realize there’s such interesting architecture here. I’m considering including Croatia in a future trip, so this is inspiring!

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    August 26, 2018 at 00:40

  57. I love this pictures, looking at them makes me proud to be Croatian, thank you for that πŸ™‚

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    August 28, 2018 at 17:28

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