Dubrovnik is much more than just the old town. In the days when it was unsafe to live outside of the city walls, old Ragusa had a task to provide shelter to all the people living within the old town premises. Times changed, modern era was around the corner and old city fortifications became a nice decoration to everyday life. Area around the river Ombla, Mokosica, was in expansion, the bridge of Franjo Tuđman eventually got built in 2002 and besides the city walls, became a very recognizable Dubrovnik's landmark.
From the bridge, some of the most magnificent photos can be taken of the new harbor Gruž, as well as the entire Gruž bay, Babin kuk - peninsula with numerous hotels, beaches and the beginning of Elafiti archipelago can be spotted. The city is located just below the foot of mountain Srdj, from where all postcards photos are taken of Dubrovnik. From there, Dubrovnik's Riviera, Lokrum island, Cavtat, old town itself, view towards the border are all at the palm of your hand.