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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

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

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
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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

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

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
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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

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

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

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

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

Very good tour, actually we saw no opportunities for improvement!

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.

Dubrovnik 3-Hour Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack Reviewed by Antje, 16/04/2019

Excellent communication and service plus incredible landscapes/history

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.

Korcula & Peljesac Day Tour from Dubrovnik Reviewed by Gonzalo, 15/04/2019

Very nice trip even though the weather was not nice!

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!

Tour guide really informative, Really good Tour.

I would highly recomend this tour , Great tour guide Davros ! Well informed about the game of thrones and also about the local history, .

Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones 2-Hour Walking Tour Reviewed by Beverly, 11/04/2019

A beautiful and interesting day we’d highly recommend!

Although we haven’t done many day trip tours, this was our best one by far! This was a wonderful day full of amazing sights, kind people & interesting information. We received the info on our pick-up location in advance —so easy & close! Our guide & driver were on time & so kind. The van was very comfortable, the driver so safe. Very well-timed stops for breaks in driving! Our guide was really nice, helpful & informative & always checking in to make sure we were comfortable/enjoying ourselves. We learned a lot about both Croatia & the Herzegovina part of Bosnia. The waterfalls were really pretty! Mostar by far was our favorite part. Our local guide there was fun & informative (45min). We then had 2.5 hours of free time. As many people mentioned, it would be amazing to have more time in Mostar but it was so magical (& delicious), I’m sure we could have stayed for days! We felt our time & interests were really respected on this tour. Thank you Amico! We highly recommend this!