What to see in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Attractions

The city of Dubrovnik, with its postcard-perfect cobblestone streets and red-tiled roofs, makes an amazing sightseeing destination for visitors from all walks of life. Steeped in a rich and fascinating history, Dubrovnik is brimming with attractions. A holiday in Dubrovnik is great in spring, summer or autumn due to its mild Mediterranean climate; culture-vultures okay with skipping the swimming will even be delighted by the city in winter.

Start off at the picturesque old port, where the turquoise waters of the Adriatic lap gently at the surrounding rocks, the 13th-century walls tower above, and the boats bob gently in the harbour. Cruise passengers and other visitors will also find plenty of shops, restaurants, cafés and bars in this area, among the breath-taking scenery. In the UNESCO-listed old town district the 13th-century Stradun - the biggest, longest and widest street in Dubrovnik - is a major focal point. Other popular attractions in the area include Onofrio's Fountain and the Franciscan Monastery, which boasts one of the most beautiful Romanesque cloisters in Dalmatia.

For those who want to get out and admire the view of Dubrovnik from the sea, a daytrip by boat to the nearby islands of Mljet and Elafiti, or a visit to some of the secluded beaches, vineyards and quaint towns that adorn the island of Korcula, is a must.

Travellers keen on doing a lot of sightseeing should purchase the Dubrovnik Card which provides discounts on attractions and transport, as well as discounts at some bars, clubs and restaurants. The price of the card ranges depending on the option chosen, with discounts of up to 50 percent.

Cathedral Treasury

Dubrovnik has had at least three cathedrals on the same site during its long history (some argue there have been as many…

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Dubrovnik City Walls

The impressive walls enclosing the ancient city of Dubrovnik were laid out in the 13th century and became an ongoing…

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Dubrovnik Port

Lined with palm trees, Dubrovnik's Old Port is a major focal point of the city thanks to its unforgettable scenery. Located…

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Franciscan Monastery

The original Franciscan monastery in Dubrovnik was built in the 13th century in the Pile area, but when war broke out…

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Marin Drzic's House

Croatia's best-known literary genius, Marin Drzic, has been immortalised by turning his Dubrovnik home into a museum…

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Sponza Palace

Built between 1516 and 1522, the Sponza Palace was the centre of medieval Dubrovnik, complete with a mint, a weights…

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The biggest, longest and widest street in Dubrovnik, the Stradun dates back to the 13th century, while the uniform houses…

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War Photo Limited

Located in the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the War Photos exhibition space features temporary, changing exhibitions…

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