I have always like the Dobrovnik fortress as it appears classically on post cards and travel books. This impression is reinforced by what George Bernard Shaw once said about the place,” If you want to see heaven on earth, come to Dubrovnik, because the beauty there will leave anyone breathless!”
The biggest attraction of this town is its architecture, that is, the walls and towers. Many of the articles about Dubrovnik only talk about the castles and the towers. In fact, no illustration of Dubrovnik will be complete without giving an idea of its environs, viewing it from a distance (horizontally and vertically) before zeroing it onto the walls and castles.
Reaching the top of the hill, we have a fantastic view of the town and the Lokrum island. In contrast to the foreshore town of orange tile roofs, further offshore is the green wooded Lokrum island. In 1192 King Richard the Lionheart, on his return from the third Crusade, visited the place and took shelter on the Lokrum island. Out of gratitude to Dubrovnik, King Richard erected the new romanesque cathedral on the island.
Going back to the hotel after the dinner, we were so anxious to walk the Dubrovnik fortress and the walls the next day. . . . . . . . .