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What to see in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Attractions


The city of Dubrovnik, with its 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.

Start off at the picturesque old port where the turquoise waters of the Adriatic lap gently at the surrounding rocks, where the 13th century walls tower above and the boats bob gently in the harbour, where shops, restaurants, cafés and bars will keep visitors whiling away the hours in some breathtaking scenery. Head to the historic Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the Stradun, the biggest, longest and widest street in Dubrovnik, dating back to the 13th century, 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, take a day trip by boat to the nearby islands of Mljet or Elafiti, or visit the secluded beaches, vineyards, olive groves and quaint towns that adorn the island of Korcula, Dubrovnik's most popular outlying island.

Travellers keen on doing plenty of sightseeing should purchase the Dubrovnik Tourist Card which provides discounts on car rental, taxis and boat rides as well as discounts at bars, clubs and restaurants around the city. The price of the card ranges from HRK 50 to HRK 350, and the discounts range from 10 percent to 30 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, featuring breathtaking and unforgettable…

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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 literary genius, Marin Drzic, has been immortalised by turning his Dubrovnik home into a museum which introduces…

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Sponza Palace

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

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Stradun

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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