November 13, 2011
After walking the streets inside the walls, we spent a few hours outside the main gates. We went through the back gate to the harbor where you can see the St. John Fortress. We then crossed back through the town and back out the front gate. We had lunch and walked up the street looking for the entrance to the St. Lawrence Fortress. We never found it but got a few great shots of the rocky structures guarding the harbor opening.
The St. John Fortress often called Mulo Tower, is a complex monumental building on the southeastern side of the old city port, controlling and protecting its entrance. Today, the fortress houses an aquarium on the ground floor, stocked with fishes from various parts of the Adriatic Sea. On the upper floors there is an ethnographic and a maritime museum devoted to the Republic Maritime Period.
St. Lawrence Fortress often called Dubrovnik’s Gibraltar, is located outside the western city walls, 37 metres (121 ft) above sea level. The fortress has a quadrilateral court with mighty arches and, as its height is uneven, it has 3 terraces with powerful parapets with the broadest one looking south towards the sea.
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