Fort Lovrijenac, Dubrovnik old town and drinks in the rain

The weather was pretty rubbish again today, with gale force winds and rain so, again we put off walking around the walls of Dubrovnik. However, there were some parts of the old town we hadn’t explored yet, and we wanted to visit Fort Lovrijenac, just outside the walls. Fort Lovrijenac or St Lawrence’s Fort is set on a rock, 37 metres above sea level. There are great views across Dubrovnik from it’s 3 terraces and we enjoyed exploring it. the fort is one of the many venues used in Game of Thrones.

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On our way from the fort into the old town, as Liverpool fans, we had to stop in ‘The Kop’ for a coffee.

Then we wandered the streets inside the city walls,. It’s surprisingly hilly with alleys and steps everywhere, and grand old buildings hidden away. Some apartments are obviously lived in, with washing lines strung across the alleyways and terraces. And now and again, we’d find spots with beautiful views over the sea.

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We visited the monastery and old pharmacy; however, although the buildings were lovely, I was rather underwhelmed with the pharmacy exhibits. My parents have more pharmacy stuff at home!

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When it started to rain we decided to stop for a beer. It was lovely sitting in an alley, nice and dry below the canopy, watching people go by in shorts and flip flops, with umbrellas, raincoats and plastic ponchos.

After a while, we decided we’d better get something to eat if we were going to continue drinking, and we moved to the wine bar opposite, which served delicious platters of Croatian meats, cheeses, breads and olives. There we sat listening to Americans visiting for the day from their cruise liner, and I had a bit of fun attempting some street photography.

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By the time we left the bar, it was dark and the rain had stopped, so we wandered back to our hotel. What a brilliant day!

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