Category Archives: history

Dubrovnik: Fort of St Lawrence

Fort of St Lawrence (Tvrdava Lovrijenac) Our tickets for entry to the City Walls were also valid for entry to the Fort of St Lawrence, if used on the same day (100 kuna per person, about US$ 14.50). We went … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik From The Walls

Dubrovnik’s nickname is the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, an apt and justified name. The Old Town, with thick medieval walls, juts into the sea. Inside the ramparts the pedestrian-only Old Town is a jumble of narrow, steep alleys leading up … Continue reading

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Korcula’s St Mark’s Cathedral

St Mark’s Cathedral (Katedrala Sv. Marka) on Korcula As I mentioned in the previous post about sights in Korcula Old Town, the cathedral has some interesting points. It’s on the top main street of Old Town roughly in the middle … Continue reading

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Main Official Sights in Korcula

(My apologies for a gap in posting here: I’ve been away and I’ve been sick) For us, the main pleasure in Old Korcula Town is just wandering around the Old Town, absorbing the atmospheric old narrow lanes and old buildings … Continue reading

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Marco Polo and Korcula

  Marco Polo, the great 13th century explorer, is Korcula’s favorite son and there are signs of that all over Old Town (in Korcula they sometimes spell his name Marko). In the Old Town is a house that is supposedly … Continue reading

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Time on Korcula Island

Korcula (pronounced “Kort-chula) On our way between Split and Dubrovnik we stayed on Korcula Island on the Croatian Dalmatian coast, and were very happy that we chose this as our island stop-over. The town of Korcula is not large and … Continue reading

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One of the World’s Smallest Churches

  (My apologies to everyone for the longish break in posting here. Our holiday season was hectic, but fun, with extended family and no free time!) Split: A wonderfully evocative space In the north walls, not far from the Gold … Continue reading

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Diocletian’s Palace: From the Basement Up

    Seeing How a Complicated Palace-City Fits Together More to visit in Split It’s also really interesting to do a visit of the old Palace Basement Halls (Podromi) (40 kn per adult, just under US$6). It’s easiest to enter … Continue reading

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Split: The Whole City-Palace is One Giant Site/Sight

    As I mentioned before, the main pleasure in Split, Croatia, is just wandering around the Old City, especially inside the old palace walls and close by. In this way, you’ll see the four main gates; walk through the … Continue reading

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Splendid Split—An Overview

The palace-city of Split has a split personality—but in the best possible way This fascinating Croatian port city is so photogenic that we couldn’t stop taking pictures. So, this post is very picture-heavy—please keep scrolling, and enjoy!! The crown jewel … Continue reading

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