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Venture inside the monumental St. John’s Fortress to explore the Dubrovnik Aquarium and Maritime Museum. Exhibits are spread across three floors of this medieval structure which protected the city’s harbor for more than five centuries. See tanks filled with fish that are native to the south Adriatic Sea and discover how maritime trade fueled the growth of the former Dubrovnik Republic.
The aquarium is located on the first floor of the building. Observe moray eels, octopuses, sea horses and an abundance of other species. They are housed in tanks that are fed by streams of fresh seawater. Many of the tanks are situated in niches in the fort’s old stone walls.
Head to the second and third floors for the Maritime Museum. During its golden age, Dubrovnik was a wealthy merchant republic and one of Europe’s most powerful maritime regions. Exhibits chart the rise and development of Dubrovnik Republic and its shipbuilding industry.
Study displays of old atlases, maps and navigational instruments. Observe paintings of sea battles, ships and important naval figures. Examine scale models of steamships and sailing ships and browse the collection of sailors’ uniforms. Among the other exhibits are anchors, canons, objects retrieved from shipwrecks and a traditional ship’s wheel with its cylindrical wooden spokes.
The Dubrovnik Aquarium and Maritime Museum is situated in the old city port and can be reached by going down a side street opposite Dubrovnik Cathedral. There are separate entrances to the museum and aquarium, but the admission fee covers access to both attractions. They are open every day except Mondays, with extended opening hours in the summer.
As you leave the fort, look back to appreciate the size and scale of the stronghold and the city’s old stone defensive walls.
Location is amazing with beautiful views, the room was very comfortable, and the hotel breakfast was very good as were the Sensus restaurant and piano bar. But the best part of Excelsior was the staff, all of whom were exceptionally friendly and accommodating and made this a true five star ...
This was an apartment with everything you need - toiletries, hairdryer, fridge, microwave, hot plates, coffe machine, kettle, tea,coffe, cutlery, pots and pans, everything covered. Lovely, clean apartment in the centre of the Old town but on a quiet side street, fantastic location. The owner was ...
Amazing room, unparallel views, walking distance to the old city, friendly welcoming staff who take their commitment to making your stay memorable very serious. I cannot think of a single thing to change. We will definitely be coming back.
The location was great and the hosts were very kind to us. The bed was comfortable, the bedroom was pretty and clean. We encountered problems with the fridge though.
This apartment is spacious and beautiful, and ideally located in Old Town. The roof deck is a particular bonus and has amazing views of the town and port. Check in was a little difficult as we weren't given the code to the apartment (just the building) so I had to call while on international ...
Located in Dubrovnik Old Town, this apartment building is steps away from Dubrovnik Synagogue, Sponza Palace and Rector's Palace. Dubrovnik Cathedral and Pile Gate are also within 5 minutes.
In an excellent location , very clean and airy. Good breakfast selection and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend and hopefully we will return again in the future.