Top attractions in Dubrovnik
Top sights 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
Good day trip to Montenegro. Pick up was on time, however, I wish the company would have contacted me to let me know in advance this was not going to be an english tour (which I booked), but spanish. It was not a pb for me, as I understand spanish and the guide/driver made sure to also translate for me part of the commentary, which is very much appreciated. However, if I would have been with any of my friends, this would be an issue, as none of them understands spanish. Apart from that, everything was wonderful, Montenegro is stunning! I was expecting the boat ride to be a bit longer though, as this is advertised as "boat trip to Kotor and Perast" tour. Small boat was just to Our Lady of the Rocks island and then from there to Perast. Perast and Kotor are both wonderful and have a relaxed athmosphere.
Paulo was a fantastic guide - friendly and informative. He shared all sorts of interesting information about the history of Dubrovnik and about his life as an island-resident. The boat was beautiful - New and immaculately clean, obviously well-loved! Our 5.30pm cruise was quiet, not too hot and just the right length to enjoy a sundowner and learn about this amazing country and it’s folk. You may think it’s expensive when there are just 2 people but it’s worth every penny & we thoroughly recommend it.
The guide was full of energy and jammed packed with local knowledge. A GOT super fan, he knew all the best places to visit. But most of all, he was hugely knowledgeable of the old city and it’s place in history. One of the best tour guides I’ve ever had the pleasure to listen to.
Very happy with this tour. We booked it very last minute and didn't know what to expect. Other then walking around Old Town it is your best way to see Dubrovnik from all different parts. Also handy that they give you water.
It was a great day out with our instructor. We learned a lot about Lokrum Island and had a great view of the Dubrovnik walls and the sunset. Will do this again on our next visit to Dubrovnik.