Dubrovnik’s grand limestone walls

Click here to view on original Evelina sitedscf5214The grand Pile Gate also known as the main entrance. dscf5284Dubrovnik’s seaportdscf5218dscf5221dscf5225dscf5228The inner Pile dscf5229dscf5234dscf5235The Sponza palacedscf5236dscf5237dscf5241dscf5244Narrow alleys ways of Dubrovnikdscf5246dscf5249Pretty and colorful flower pots and stylish shutters dscf5251dscf5256dscf5258The Placa streetdscf5259I love such grand entrancesimg_3439Wearing: Zara top/ bodysuit, Zara skirt, Zara shoes and Michael Kors bag


Dubrovnik, Croatia has become the pearl of the Adriatic and is most commonly known for the complex fort system of the city walls surrounded by beautiful waters. Retained so perfectly since the medieval times, the city walls have become a UNESCO World Heritage site.

As we entered through the main Pile Gate, I immediately noticed the unique white limestone beauty circulating the city and the stone bridge leading up to the entrance. Surely a strong fortification of the middle ages used as defense from foreign attacks.  The Pile Gate, always open so visitors can come and go as they please, leads to the inner Pile which ultimately guides to the city core.

As we make our way to Placa street, the main open area, I can’t help but notice Renaissance and Gothic arches and grand Romanesque doors.  Once at Placa street, there are many tourists as it is the venue for gatherings, festivities and is overall an enjoyable promenade. Placa street is also where businesses are as it is the city core and near the Sponza palace (see photos above), which was once a bank and a treasury, where the avenues divide into the north and south halves.

The Sponza palace is original and still stands strong with beautiful white and elegant arches, perfect to sit by, just for a few moments as I did.

Until next time,

And Happy Holidays



27 thoughts on “Dubrovnik’s grand limestone walls

    1. Thank you so so much. As always your compliments and kind words are appreciated. Glad to see your back on with blogging. Aww thanks, I love that outfit too and nice to know you did too. Until next time, or in just a few seconds as I answer more of your comments. Yay

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  1. Thanks for the lesson. I barely know much about the region. I do know that Ovid was exiled from the Roman Empire to somewhere around there back then. An Australian writer called David Malouf wrote a fantastic book about it called An Imaginary Life.


      1. I only had another look at a map of the area again a few days ago….
        My grandmother was from Romania on the Black Sea. I really don’t know much about it. I would like to see where my maternal grandmother’s people were from


        1. So much history in Romania. Very interesting and even more for you as grandmother is from there , I spent one day in a city called Timisciora, Romania. I really enjoyed. You should learn about its history of the 1990s I believe.


          1. It seems to be strategically located. It’s history over the last thousand years shows that they are a pass or gateway in several ways. Economics has reflected this.
            Interestingly they were the 2nd city behind New York to install electric street lamps. This was in the 1800’s.
            Culture suggests these things too.
            It is apparently referred to as Little Vienna. Vienna is possibly the favorite of all cities I have visited. Both have significant Habsburg stories. I almost cried at the telling of the royal family suicide in the Vienna woods many years ago.
            Coincidentally I was in a hotel lobby in Vienna as John Kennedy Jr was flying in a ghost plane. It was all happening in German and 2 women were crying.


          2. And chocolate cake. The whole feel of Vienna is cool. A good pace.
            Over this next year I really wouldn’t mind being in some gentle flowing places to read more.

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