Top attractions in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is a must-see city! Set against a backdrop of a cobalt blue sea, the old town walls have protected its architectural treasures in a pretty package for centuries. Once visiting this gem on the Adriatic coast, you'll promise to return again.
Paved in limestone that shimmers like water in the sunlight, the pedestrian street from the 11th century runs through the heart of the old town and is popular day and night.
Dedicated to St. Blaise, today's 18th-century Baroque structure stands on the site of previous cathedrals. A gold-plated arm, leg and skull of the saint are in the treasury.
Located on Ulica Žudioska (Jewish Street), it's the world's oldest Sephardic synagogue still in use and dates to 1408. It's also the second oldest in Europe, the one in Prague is the oldest.
The construction of the wall to encircle the city started in the 9th century. It underwent further enhancements, including the addition of 15 forts, in the 15th century.
Built upon a rock 121 feet above the sea, the fort dates to the early 14th century. The inscription over the entrance reads: Freedom is not sold for all the gold in the world.
For a stunning view of Dubrovnik's waves of terracotta rooftops punctuating an endless, azure blue sea, take the cable car up to this mountain top rising over 1300 feet.
The lush botanical park in the town of Trsteno boasts a Renaissance residence, Neptune Fountain, and aqueduct. The two Oriental Plane trees at the entrance are 500 years old.
Also known as Kalamota Island, this tranquil spot is a quick trip from Dubrovnik. Enjoy a dip in the crystal clear waters or a paddle by kayak through the Blue Cave.
With boat service every 30 minutes from Dubrovnik, the island is a great getaway for the day. There are hiking trails, plenty of peacocks wandering around and places that serve lunch.
The island is famous for its white wines and some say the birthplace of Marco Polo. Blessed with great architecture and history - the town of Korčula will certainly enchant you.
You can see the major attractions within the walled city in two full days, but consider Dubrovnik as a base to explore the surrounding area on some day-trips. This option also allows you to enjoy spending more time in the old town in the evening.
You'll only need your own two feet when visiting the attractions in the old town. At first it may seem like a complex maze to navigate, but it's fun to explore. You'll find one side of the Stradun is flat, while the other side is steep in parts. Buses 1A, 1B and 1C run regularly between the old town and the main bus station.
Staying within the old town is an ideal place to be, but suggested areas outside the city walls include Lapad and Ploce, the later being a bit hilly with nice views over historical Dubrovnik.
- CurrencyCroatian Kuna (kn)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+385
- Best time to visitThe cruise ships and 'Game of Thrones' fans flood the city from May to August. Its best to visit during the late Spring when you can wander the city freely and the weather warm but not yet at peak heat. Keep in mind the boats to the islands are infrequent during the off-season.
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What people are saying about Dubrovnik
It was such an exciting and fun day! Marco is a true fan and a walking encyclopedia of Game of Thrones. We had a great day and 7 hours just flew by exploring a wide variety of film locations in Dubrovnik, Lokrum Island and Trsteno Arboretum. Marco spiced up the GoT stories with local stories, fan facts and tales from the crew's merry time filming in Dubrovnik. The tour was really well paced and the amount of information conveyed was very nice. Thank you for the nice and memorable day!
Guides Theo and Mio did a very good job keeping the group together and keeping everybody motivated independent of their kayaking skills. The equipment included wet suits and wind breakers, and was in excellent shape. And the scenery and views - just amazing.
Kruno the driver was also a great guide. Very kind. Ivan from the central office had excellent contact. Andrea in korcula gave a short guide with the keynotes, brief right to the point and with humor. The people at the winery was also excellent. In summary you will see amazing landscapes and listen to stories related to history. Just remember to always have kunas with you or your credit card. There is a good money exchange at korcula too. Rates better than Dubrovnic and split.
A very nice trip to the Kravice Falls and to Mostar even though it was raining. The drive was smooth and the guide gave out a lot of good information. Will definitely recommend this tour to my friends. Thanks to the driver and guide for the excellent trip!
I would highly recomend this tour , Great tour guide Davros ! Well informed about the game of thrones and also about the local history, .