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.
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- The 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
We decided to do both walks on the same day but you could easily spread it over a number off days. First we did 2 hours on the walls with the most brilliant guide, Marko. There was not this guy did not know about the history of Dubrovnik and his delivery was most entertaining. It was an extremely interesting two hours, made by the fact we had Marko!! In the afternoon we did the Old Town tour with 'Ivan the Cheesemaker'. Another extremely knowledgeable guide who knows 'not much' about cheese but thankfully a huge amount about the Old Town. Don't try to do these tours on your own, using Dubrovnik Walks with these fantastic dudes is the only way and the best way to do it.
Through this tour, we could learn not only about GOT, but also more deep historical facts in Dubrovnik and how that interestingly linked with the world of GOT. The tour has included walk inside/outside of the walls as well as a short boat trip to the island (visiting the iron throne!), and it has offered me an opportunity to enjoy the city of Dubrovnik extensively. Also the guide has kindly accommodated a demands of participants and tried his best not to include spoiler for the final season. I really appreciated for his hospitality. Thank you! Highly recommended.
The tour guide was very well organized and able to pilot the whole group as originally planned. The tour included not only the Kayaking but also diving, cliff jumping as well as lunch with the Group. The costs of the lunch itself was not included but the guidance to this restaurant on a small island was very valuable.
This was well worth it’s money. Our guides Ivans and Nico were fantastic. Even though a lot of people Were doing the sunset Kayak it was still very peaceful on the water. Don’t forget your water shoes. You can do it without but makes it much more comfortable getting in and out of the kayak.
Hands down my favorite thing I've done it Croatia, discovered absolute gems of places and learned lots about the history of Croatia in such an interesting way. Met and shared this experience with lots of interesting people from all around the world too. Highly recommend this!