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Mount Srd

The best views of Dubrovnik and the surrounding area are, without doubt, experienced from the top of the Srd Hill. The Dubrovnik Cable Car was built back in 1969 and was always enthusiastically used by more than 2.5 million visitors who wanted to enjoy the most beautiful panoramic views. On a clear day, you can see up to 60 km (37 miles). For this reason the neighbouring Imperial Fortress was strategically built on this privileged spot, back in the early 19th century. It is also possible to get there by car or walking. No matter how you get there, a fantastic view is your reward!
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The Elaphite Islands

Near Dubrovnik there is the archipelago of thirteen larger and smaller islands and islets known under the common name of the Elafiti. Among them three inhabited islands are of particular interest. Starting from Dubrovnik westwards these are Kolocep or Kalamota (as it is called by its inhabitants), Lopud and Sipan. These three islands form an array protecting Dubrovnik coast from offshore waves. The layout of their southern cliffs facing the winds is breathtaking while the northern side rests in the calm waters of the Kolocep Channel. These islands, being a nature park, give pleasure to the eyes and soul of every traveller seeking peace and relaxation. So close and yet so far, so wild and yet tame. On these islands without traffic, surrounded by turquoise blue sea, you can enjoy a walk through the forest paths, rest on sandy and stone beaches, taste fresh seafood in restaurants and taverns. You can soak up the smells of the sea and pine forests mixed with scents of vineyards and olive groves. Here you will find numerous old churches, castles, villas, towers and fortresses from ancient times which testify to their rich and turbulent past. These were the islands of Dubrovnik aristocrats, sailors and captains, fishermen, coral divers and farmers. You are reminded of that at every step and every breath. There are many simple ways of getting to these islands. They are but 4 – 8 nautical miles away from Dubrovnik. Many excursion boats offer a one-day cruise around the Elafiti while a regular boat line connects them to Dubrovnik several times a day. If you really want to see the Mediterranean as it once was, and still enjoy the benefits of comfort and safety of modern times you simply must visit the Elafiti. If you enjoy solitude, fishing, diving, rowing or prefer flying a parachute, ride a jet ski, bike ... The Elafiti offer you everything in tune with nature.
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Unique Dubrovnik

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The National Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum is located on the First and Second Floors of Fort St. John’s.The exhibits on the First Floor give an overview of the development of Dubrovnik maritime trade and shipbuilding from its very start to the fall of the Dubrovnik Republic. The exhibits on the Second Floor show the resurgence of maritime trade in Dubrovnik and on the Pelješac Peninsula during the 19th century, as well as the strength of Dubrovnik steamships up until World War II and afterwards.
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Do & See

The Ethnographic Museum

The Ethnographic Museum is located in an old granary dating to the 16th century, where it is possible to see just how much attention the residents of Dubrovnik gave to the storage of grain.The Dubrovnik Republic kept all the state reserves of wheat, barley and millet in deep silos called «Rupe», carved out of stone and coated with a water-proof material that kept the grain at a temperature of 17ºC. The traditional rural economy and architecture of the Dubrovnik region is found on the First Floor. Folk costumes and textile handiwork can be seen on the 2nd Floor.
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Franciscan Monastery Museum

The museum with the inventory from the old «Male Braće» pharmacy dating to 1317 is located in the cloister of the Franciscan monastery.The well-preserved furniture in the pharmacy dates to the 16th century, and the vases are from Sienna and Florence, dating to the 15th and 16th centuries. It also contains various presses, mortars, and an instrument for distilling water dating to the 14th century, as well as prescription manuscripts for making medicine, precise measurement, etc.
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The Synagogue

A decree made by the government of the Dubrovnik Republic in 1546 allowed Jews to settle within the city ramparts.This officially marks the establishment of the Jewish Ghetto on the street called «Žudioska ulica». In 1652, one of the houses was turned into a Synagogue, whose interior is in the baroque style. It has been preserved to this day, with minor changes, and is one of the oldest synagogues in Europe. The first floor houses a museum with a number of religious artifacts and archive, Rococo, baroque and Louis XVI furniture and paintings by Italian masters.
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Lokrum

In only ten minutes a boat from the Old City Harbour will take you to the Island of Lokrum, a special forestry reserve under UNESCO protection. A favourite bathing and excursion place in close proximity to the City, Lokrum is also the exotic and mysterious venue of many legends and stories. A small lake on the island called Mrtvo More (Dead Sea) is suitable for children and non-swimmers. Walk to the highest point of Lokrum, the elevation with the star-shaped Fort Royal, built by the French in 1806. The place offers a magnificent view of the City, Cavtat and the islands.
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