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Dubrovnik

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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

    1. 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

    2. 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.

  • Dubrovnik Synagogue

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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.

  • Mt. Srđ

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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.

Frequently asked questions about Dubrovnik

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Planning Your 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

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 12,680 reviews

For the cost, this tour was good. The guide was very kind and informative, and the driver was great. There is a 1 euro fee at the tourist centre in Kotor that seemed dubious. Otherwise, the time spent at each location was sufficient. The sites visited were absolutely charming!

I enjoyed this experience, the guides Theo and Denis were really nice and they helped us learn more about history, kayak and Dubrovnik culture in general. The organization was good and the views were amazing

We enjoyed the trip and Peter was so nice answering all our questions. He is highly recommended for this kind of Tour

We had a lovely time. Tasty lunch with plenty of white wine. Friendly and competent staff. We felt taken care of.

Very efficient organization, helpful team. I recommend.