Crossing the threshold of the old city of Dubrovnik on a balmy summer night is unlike any other. Whether relishing in the city’s other era beauty or its rich historic narrative, Dubrovnik does not disappoint when it comes to awe-worthy appeal.
A city that has seen it all and has stood the test of time, bouncing back after the war of 1991, Dubrovnik has maintained its stance as a sophisticated republic and cultural hub.
A walk along the limestone paved streets or a view of the glistening Adriatic is all it takes to fall for this coastal city. Buzzing with al fresco cafes, fresh seafood restaurants, and quaint marbled alleyways, the old city is truly a jewel of the Dalmatian coast.
In the heart of Old Town Dubrovnik, you’ll find an enchanting house on a street fittingly name Svetog Josipa. St. Joseph’s, a boutique hotel built in the 16th century had fallen into disrepair in the 20th century, but has now been lovingly restored to become one of the most inviting hotels and elegant properties within the city walls. St. Joseph’s is located on a quiet street, less than a minute’s walk south of Stradun, the main pedestrian street of the old town. Ideally located amongst the old town’s must-see locales, the house is the ideal place to stay when exploring sights and entertainment of Dubrovnik. Just steps from the Archaeological Museum, the warm sands of Uvala Lapad, and Dubrovnik’s impressive cathedral, St. Joseph’s offers luxury accommodations in a historic setting. This restored Baroque guesthouse features exposed stone walls, original archways, and an authentic infrastructure that complement chic, traditional-style furnishings.
Each of the six spacious suites has been elegantly decorated in a style emulating Dubrovnik’s illustrious past. The Queen & King Suites at St. Joseph’s blend elements of this 16th-century townhouse with modern amenities. All rooms feature a stylish kitchenette, living room, and a sleek, Italian marble bathroom with a spacious rain shower.
Start your day off at St. Joseph’s with a delicious in-room buffet breakfast filled with golden sweetbreads, flaky buttered croissants, and their special smoothie.
The first stop on the itinerary for any traveler destined to trace the city’s notable history is the summit of Mount Srdj, which looks out across the Old Town to the Adriatic sea and over the mountains of Herzegovina. Head to the top of the summit in a bright orange cable car, which leads to unforgettable panoramic views and a history lesson at the Homeland War Museum. On a clear day, you can see over 30 miles across the shimmering sea. Dubrovnikcablecar.com.
No visit to the Old Town would be complete without a walk around the enchanting 9th century-built city walls, another source for spectacular close-up views of Dubrovnik.
Sv. Josipa 3 Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
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