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The 10 Best Things to Do 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.

Stradun

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.

Dubrovnik Cathedral

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.

Photo: Matt Zimmerman@Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Dubrovnik Synagogue

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.

City Walls of Dubrovnik

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.

Lovrijenac

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.

Photo: Kate@Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Mt. Srđ

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.

Trsteno Arboetum

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.

Koločep

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.

Lokrum

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.

Korčula

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.

Planning Your Dubrovnik Visit

How many days to spend in Dubrovnik?

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.

Getting around

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.

Where to stay in Dubrovnik

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.

Good to know

  • Language
    Croatian
  • Currency
    Croatian Kuna (kn)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +385
  • Best time to visit
    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

Great experience, definitely worth it, great guides!!

We loved the experience, great views, great trip around Lokrum and to the caves and beaches! Special thanks to our guides Andrew and Phillip that were super great and informative on the history of Dubrovnik :)

Dubrovnik 3-Hour Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack Reviewed by Pedro, 05/19/2018

The cruise was fun, and the cosplay was optional. The guide was great!

The cruise was good fun and thankfully the cosplay was optional, though the outfits did look very well made. The tour crew were friendly and had great knowledge of the show :) the walking tour that followed was very good. Our tour guide was a funny (and very patient) guy who was happy to answer any questions, had great knowledge of not just the show but the area and made sure that annoying tourists like us were respectful to the locals whilst giving the tour which i really liked. Well worth the money. :)

Superb informative tour guide, excellently well planned trip

5 of us went on the tour. Picked up as planned and the tour was +++ better than we expected. We all absolutely loved it. Would definitely book another trip with these guys. Thank you for a great full day out.

Gorgeous waterfalls, Morocco-like Mostar, informative guide, 16 people

The tour guide, Nikolina was very informative talking about the history of Croatia & Bosnia Herzegovina (former Yugoslavia) on the bus to Kravica & also to Mostar. She told us not only about the history but also about the economy & many more details on the country & it‘s people. The Kravica waterfalls are gorgeous - I was even brave enough to go in for a swim. We spent 45 Minutes here (-15 walking to the waterfalls & back so technically 30 mins). I wish it would have been one hour & 30 mins since this would have given us more time to relax & unwind at the small bar in front of the waterfalls. This is my only criticism concerning this tour! In Mostar we had a local guide: Amala (I think that was her name). She was great ! She walked us into the city & gave us lots of information on Mostar as well as on Bosnia Herzegovina as a whole. Mostar itself was gorgeous - like being in Morocco & a bit Turkish too - really cool ! Great tour ! Highly recommend !

Dubrovnik: Mostar & Kravica Waterfalls Small Group Day Tour Reviewed by Simone Marielle, 05/11/2018

Great opportunity with Luca to learn more about Croatia

Our small group with Luca was great. He was charming & personable. He could have offered more information about the region and certain spots during our long drive however he was very helpful and attentive, having a great sense of humor as well. The tour was decent, but well worth it. Would recommend