Dubrovnik is a fairy-tale kingdom on the background of the azure coast of the Adriatic. Not for nothing is this filmmakers so fond of this city, it is true that it came out of a fairy tale or a movie: toy houses, red tiled roofs and cozy courtyards. Surprisingly, the old town of Dubrovnik is residential, and inside the fortress walls there is a school, a kindergarten and even a clinic.
Since the Middle Ages, Dubrovnik has been the center of a strong maritime trade republic and competed with Venice. This magnificence is noticeable in the city so far. Palaces, churches, monasteries are built with extraordinary grace. The princely palace and the palace of Sponza attract the most attention of tourists, in one of them is now a museum, and in the other archive. The city is decorated with ancient fountains, the water from which you can drink.
The road to Dubrovnik from Montenegro passes along the seashore and takes about three hours.
First, you will find a tour of the Old Town and acquaintance with its past, and then free time, which you can devote to an independent walk or the beach.
I recommend to admire the city from a height, climbing the walls of the fortress or a ride on the cable car.
In the summer heat, it's nice to go to the nearby island of Lokrum. The atmosphere is special there, classical music concerts are often held in the ruins of Benedictine Abbey, and peacocks stroll all over the island. Spend time on the beach or swim in the Dead Lake. The name of the lake, of course, ominous, but swimming is quite safe. Just a salty lake, the water in it falls from the sea. The boat will take you back to the city in 10 minutes.
There is a beach in the Old Town, it is located on the rocks adjacent to the fortress walls. Stone blocks are fenced with railings, sun loungers are installed, a bar works.
You can have lunch in Old Dubrovnik. There are many restaurants here, but the cost of food is medium to high. It is interesting to try the menestra soup, roam with frogs and a dessert with rose petal syrup.