This gothic-renaissance arched colonnade is a part of the Rector’s Palace in the ancient city of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Europe is full of amazing architectural feats and in this regard Dubrovnik could be considered a hidden gem. This city, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site, suffered damage in the 1990s during the Yugoslav Wars.
Its surrounding massive walls alone are worth a trip to see, but within the walls the modern tourist city thrives amongst the amazing ancient architecture. It really lives up to its nickname as “the pearl of the Adriatic.” Although it is a beautiful place in the light of day I think the soul of the city can be experienced in the amber lights and moonlight of night.