Dalmatia - Dubrovnik Region Things to Do

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Dalmatia - Dubrovnik Region Things to Do

  • City walls

    5 out of 5 stars

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    The (mandatory) walk on the walls of Dubrovnik has two different sides: the ocean side and the land side. Most people cover only the ocean side, from where its possible to see the most beautiful points of the city. It's the easiest section with not much to go up and down. To avoid the long lines, our guide made us enter in the southern...

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  • Island of Lokrum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    For those who stay for a longer time in Dubrovnik, a day trip to Lokrum can be an interesting option. Though the island has no beautiful sand beaches, it has a couple of swimming opportunities, a lot of paths to walk along in the woods, the ruins of a castle and those of a monastery and two cafés. The swimming opportunities are rocky places, but...

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  • Old City

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    Old and new stand side by side, in a city where traditional look is carefully preserved. Either walking along the walls or through its narrow streets, you can’t see any aggressive signs of modern architecture, breaking the harmony of the city. And that is particularly remarkable, if you think that the recent war (still visible, if you look...

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  • Stradun

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    It used to be a strecth of sea before it was filled during the 11th century. This is the main street of the town and it goes from Pile gate to Ploce gate. It is a totally walking street (cars come only on early morning to bring goods to shops and restaurants) and it's full of tables where to stop to eat an icecream or enjoy a coffe. At both sides...

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  • Fort Lovrijenac

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    Be warned …. it's a nice steep climb to get to the top … but very much worth it. Price of admission is 30 kuna's but it is included if you have tickets for the city walls. Also finding the actual entrance is a bit tricky but nothing that you can't figure out. Once you reach the small enclave you must climb the steep stairs. Once to the top you will...

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  • Franciscan Monastery

    4 out of 5 stars

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    This monastery was built from 1317 untill 1400. Then it was nearly entirely rebuilt after the 1667 earthquake. Though some elements of the original building still exist. The library and the bell tower were damaged during the 1991 war. Inside there is a Francescan museum displaying a collection of religious art and artifacts belonging to the...

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  • Walking

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    We went on an organised walking tour as we wanted to learn some of the history. There seemed to be 2 companies, and the one we went on was a company called "Dubrovnik Walks". They do tours of the Old Town twice daily. It takes approx. 1.5 hours although ours was slightly longer, and costs 90kn per person. I'm not sure I'd enjoy it if it was a big...

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  • Big Onofrije's Fountain

    4 out of 5 stars

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    Two fountains of Onofrio are placed at the beginning and the end of the Stradun. The bigger one is next to Pile gate and it has masks throwing water out of their mouth. The other one is smaller and it's just before Ploce gate. You can drink water from the fountain, it's fresh and nobody ever got poisoned.

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  • Old Port

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    Built from the 14th to the 16th century, this fortress that protects the port's entrance hosts today the Aquarium, the Ethnographic and the Maritime Museums. We had no time to visit them, which means that... we must return to Dubrovnik! With pleasure!

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  • Gates of Pile

    4 out of 5 stars

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    The Pile Gates are a well-fortified complex with multiple doors, defended by Fort Bokar and the moat that ran around the outside section of the city walls. At the entrance gate to the Old Town, on the western side of the land walls, there is a stone bridge between two Gothic arches, which were designed by the esteemed architect Paskoje...

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  • Rector's Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    This Gothic palace with Renaissance and Baroque reconstruction was the administrative center of the Dubrovnik Republic. Today's appearance with a central courtyard and portico facades got in 1435 when it was restored by Onofrio della Cava in the late Gothic style. The duke lived in the court during the one-month mandate. The palace had a hall for...

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  • Dominican Monastery

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    Dominican monastery is located at the eastern part of The City, close to the inner Ploce gate where it merges with the City walls. Dominican monastery is one of the most important architectural parts of Dubrovnik and major treasury of cultural and art heritage in Dubrovnik as the museum of the monastery exhibits many paintings, artifacts, jewellery...

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  • Minceta Fortress

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    Located in the north area, in the highest point of the walls, this strong construction, besides its imposing structure, is a good place to photograph the town. Climbing it under the sun is hard, which means less people there than in the lower area of the walls.

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  • Clock Tower

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    Now we're walking the north wall from east to west and before us is the massive Minceta Tower. At first sight I thought to myself what a masculine structure. But walk up its steps and get a magnificent panoramic view of the Old Town.

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  • Sponza Palace

    3 out of 5 stars

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    This palace from the 16th century passes discreetly to most visitors, due to the strong impact of the memorial for the victims of the war in its interior, but, as you wander around, you will end looking more carefully at it, and appreciating it in more detail.

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  • Mount Srd

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    Srđ is a mountain just behind the walled city of Dubrovnik, in Dalmatia, Croatia. Its height is 412 metres, the top of which is adorned with "Fort Imperial", built in 1806-1816 during the Napoleonic Wars. From its top the walled city of Dubrovnik, Island of Lokrum, Adriatic Sea and various local attractions (including restaurants and the...

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  • Cable Car

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    The first thing we did on arrival in Dubrovnik, after plunking our bags down at the hotel in Lapad, was get on Bus #15 (12 kuna at the kiosk next to the bus stop) to the cable car that goes up to Mount Srdj, 405 meters above sea level. In June – or probably summertime in general – the best time to do this is in the afternoon. Even then it will be...

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  • Lapad

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    At the western end of the street called Šetalište kralja Zvonimira, there is a small beach. From here there is a footpath that follows the shore in the direction of the Hotel Neptun. This is a lovely shady walk with beautiful views out to sea. There are even several places to stop for a drink or coffee; the Cave Bar in the More Hotel is especially...

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  • Cathedral of the Assumption of the...

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    We walked up to the Katedrala but we did not go inside, Legend says that the Cathedral was Financed by Richard the Lionheart after he survived a terrible storm just of the coast near to Lokrum, it is said that at the heightof the storm the King vowed that if he survived he would build a great church, on hearing of this pledge some Ragusan nobles...

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  • Aquarium

    3 out of 5 stars

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    Dubrovnik's aquarium has species representing the underwater life of the Adriatic sea. You get to see a lot, but let's face it - the Adriatic Sea is not as exciting as the Caribbean. Though you should not expect any surprises here, it's still nice to walk around and see all the different species. It's surely worth the 30 kuna (2013) entry fee. Free...

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  • Island of Mljet

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    We make the excursion to the Island of Miljet by ourselves. There is a ferry that you can take from the New Harbour of Dubrovnik and takes a couple of hours to the island. We had a walk the afternoon before to the harbour and take a look to the time departure. Then the next morning we arrived like 45 minutes before they opened the booking office,...

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  • Fort St. John

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    The awe inspiring dimensions of St. John's Fortress would have been enough to deter many an attacker before it even reached the waters of the harbour that it was protecting. Apart from the thickness of the walls, and the formidable array of weapons that would have lined up approaching pirates in their sights, the city also utilised a series of...

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  • Church of St. Blaise

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    St. Blaise is the patron saint of Dubrovnik and the devotion to the saint has always played an important role in the city. The guy is even shown on the Republic's flag so of course, there has to be a church with his name as well. Like the Cathedral, the current church of St. Blaise is a baroque building which replaced a medieval one after the 1667...

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  • Church of St. Ignatius

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    The Church of St. Ignatius overlooks the old town from a gracious vantage point atop a romantic set of baroque stairs modeled on the Spanish Steps in Rome. It is tucked away unassumingly in the square above, but it's one of the most elegant buildings in the city, gaining grandeur through its fine Italianate design rather than through bullish size.

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  • Orlando Column

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    The tradition of placing this medieval symbol of protection is found more often in central Europe. However, Dubrovnik also has a “Roland”, called Orlando in the local languages. Though there are Rolands in many other cities, there is a legend that a knight called Orlando once defended the city against Arab pirates in the 8th century. It is also...

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  • Jesuit Church

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    This church dominates Boskovic Square which has several other beautiful baroque buildings. Construction began in 1653, but the 1667 earthquake interrupted the process. In 1725, the building was finished and is currently Dubrovnik's largest church, slightly larger than the Cathedral. The church has a bell from 1335 which is considered to be...

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  • Luza Palace

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    The Sponza Palace is the most attractive building in Dubrovnik in my opinion with its graceful arcades, intricate tracery on tall gothic windows on the floor above and square windows on the top storey. This was the Replublic's custom house (notice the Dogana crest on the doorway) and later served as the mint. The Sponza Palace now houses precious...

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  • Ploce Gate

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    The second most important gate, Ploce Gate, is located in the east of the town. It is not as splendid as Pile Gate, but also has its St. Blaise statue and the drawbridge. Ploce Gate was built in 1450, but latered and widened in the 19th century. Neighbouring Revelin Fort is also a later addition. It was originally named St. Luke's Gate, but the...

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  • Fort Revelin

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    Fort Revelin was built in 1438 as part of the city defence system and took its present shape around 1500. It is one of the newer parts of Dubrovnik's extensive city defence system.   Though there is little information about the fort itself, Fort Revelin has an interesting exhibitions. What I especially liked was the information about lost,...

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  • Fort Bokar

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    Protecting the seaward, south-western corner of the city and Pile Gate entrance is the Bokar Fort. The circular fort was built between the 15th and 16th centuries and was designed by the Italian Renaissance architect, Michellozzi. Walking along the City Walls from the Pile Gate entrance, Fort Bokar is the first full tower you will come to and your...

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  • Lazareti

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    This hospital is one of the oldest buildings in Dubrovnik and has survived the 1667 earthquake very well. It was built in 1590 to accomodate travellers in quarantine which previously used facilities on nearby islands. Later it also took over hospital fucntions and ramained in fuction as a sanitary institution until 1918. Today, Lazareti houses some...

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  • Luza Square

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    Walking east along Placa you will enter Luza Square, the public centre of Dubrovnik’s Old Town. This is one of the busiest areas of the Old Town, with flocks of tourists gazing up and around at the many attractions surrounding the square. The Sponza Palace lines the northern side of the square, while the Baroque Church of St. Blaise looms over the...

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  • Serbian Orthodox Church

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    One of the stand-out churches in the back streets of Dubrovnik, the Serbian Orthodox Church sits behind wrought iron gates on Od Puca. The church is free to visit, and contains some interesting Byzantine and Cretan icons, but a bigger collection can be found in the attached museum, which costs about 10kn.

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  • Prince Palace

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    This Gothic palace was built during the 12 & 13th century and was badly damaged during an earthquake in 1667. On the first floor you can visit the cultural and historical department of the municipal museum. In the centre is an open stage that hosts open air concerts in summer time.

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  • Daytrips/side trips from Dubrovnik

    You might consider a day trip into Montenegro, we did it by cab and met people on the other side but I also remember seeing day trips. Montenegro is stunningly beautiful, if you saw "Casino Royale", that was partially filmed there.You can see the bus schedule here, the bus ride looks to take 4 1/4- 4 1/2 hours and the bus is the best way to go, I...

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  • Rent a Car for a Coastal Drive

    While staying in the old town of Dubrovnik, five friends and I decided to rent a car and drive up along the coast in search of beaches. We found the Hertz rental service near City beach just outside the city walls and rented a small car. It cost about 75 euros to rent it for 24 hours, and I'm sure we could have found a better price if we had booked...

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  • Beaches! Part 2

    Lopud: One of the elaphiti islands and reachable by boat, this island has an INCREDIBLE sandy beach on the side of the island opposite the harbor. There are signs that lead you to it. On your way across the island, you should see a sign that says "shortcut to beach" and leads you down a wooded path with stairs. Take it! It really is a shortcut and...

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  • Beaches! Part 1

    I went to Dubrovnik looking for a relaxing, beach-filled vacation. And I got it. I feel like a lot of sites and reviews I looked at said that Dubrovnik did not have the best beaches, and maybe there are even better places to go along the Adriatic, but I couldn't complain where I was. One thing I learned, though, is that the concept of beaches that...

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  • Quarantine Islands

    Just off the Zupa Dubrovacka bay are a group of small islands - these were quarantine islands where in the days of plaque people had to stay until a period of time had passed and they were declared healthy to land on the coast itself.

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  • Zupa Dubrovacka

    The Zupa Dubrovacka is the bay wher Cavtat and Mlini can be found. other small resorts in this are are Plat, Kupari, Srebreno, Plat and Soline. All are quiet peaceful places with lovely scenery, iddeal for boat trips and bathing yet just a few kilometeres away from beautiful Dubrovnik.

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  • Mlini

    Boat trips can be made from Cavtat to other coves and bays - just 15 mins away by boat across the bay the little resort of Mlini can be reached. A large hotel - the Astarea is here - plus a small pebbly beach. a very quiet laid back resort - a former water mill town long ago - a mill stone can be seen near the centre which is quaint with its little...

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  • Sipan

    Šipan is the third island in the Elaphati chain visited on an island cruise and also the largest. Its situated 17 km north-west from Dubrovnik) Sipan got it's name from latin word "gypana" meaning "The island of eagles". It was probably one of my favourites of these islands lying off the Dubrovnik coasline. It was such a charming small place with...

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  • Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik itself is a stunning little walled mediaval city lovingly restored after earthquakes and wars. It may look small at first but deserves dipping into and out of the place at different times so you can experience the hustle and bustle, the peaceful early hours of the morning before the tour groups arrive and the shimmering lights at night...

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  • Cavtat

    CAVTAT is a town and port in the southern part of the Zupa Bay, 20 km southeast of Dubrovnik on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. Once a Greek colony, the inhabitants of Cavtat (Epidaurus as it was known then) founded Dubrovnik in the 7th Century. Today Cavtat is a popular resort set behind a picturesque bay harbour and the tree-lined promenade with...

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  • Lighthouse

    The coastline of Dubrovnik has many delightful ilslands - these have the sandier beaches than the coastline itself. Smaller rockier islets tend to be used to house lighthouses and navigational aids for the many ships and ferries that ply this beautiful coastline. This lightghouse was just off the Babin Kuk peninsula just near the Dubrovnik...

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