Last year, we published photos from our trip to the abandoned 5-star Hotel Belvedere just outside the UNESCO city of Dubrovnik, Croatia. While we don’t publicly condone breaking and entering abandoned spaces, when readers contact us about access, we do share some of our tips. Untapped Cities reader Thomas Löbig asked us how to get to the roof with the pool, and then shared his photographs with us after his expedition.
The hotel was destroyed in the during the Croatian War of Independence in an attack by the Serbian navy when the hotel was just six years old. Thomas made it to some locations we didn’t get to the first time, like the cafes and restaurants but didn’t find the mythic wine cellar that is rumored to be there (intact, they say…). It’s fun to see that a lot of the graffiti has remained, even after a few years (our photos were taken in 2010).
It’s hard to show just how large the complex is, as this is just a small portion of it:
View looking up:
Crest was painted over for the combat battle scene between The Mountain and Oberyn in Season 4 of Game of Thrones. See what it looked like beforehand here.
The doors of the gates seem to have been lost since our last visit:
Bathtubs lining a corridor:
Former Cafe Maximillian:
A former kids club, perhaps?
The mechanical areas that are situated close to the water:
Creepy empty elevator shafts: