Dalmatia - Dubrovnik Region Things to Do

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Dalmatia - Dubrovnik Region Things to Do

  • City walls

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    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    If you take a day trip to Dubrovnik you should not miss a walk on the city walls. The total length of the city wall is 1920square meters. It takes about two hours to do. Complete walk around the old town in the summer take into account the hot temperatures. Walking on the wall can be very hot during summer, there is no shelter around. Be prepared...

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  • Stradun

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    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    The most famous street in Dubrovnik is Stradun or Placa street. Stradun is the widest street in the old town, and runs east-west and divides the town in both northern & southern "halves". The surface is worn smooth by people walking on it. On both sides of the street are many shops, cafes and restaurants. At the eastern end is a clock tower and a...

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  • Old City

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    A couple of hours ago, talking to a neighbor who worked longtime in a cruise navy, having visited in detail the five continents, I asked him where would he go again with pleasure. He answered "Dubrovnik", without knowing that I was coming from there. Asking why, I got an answer easy to accept: The life of town. Night and day, the town lives...

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  • Island of Lokrum

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    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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  • Fort Lovrijenac

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    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    Somewhat apart from the wall, this fort stands in a cliff over the sea, reaching 36 meters high. Once a very important fortress resisting to Venice domination, It provides now good views over the city and sea.

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  • Franciscan Monastery

    4 out of 5 stars

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    The Church of Saint Saviour is located between the Franciscan Monastery and the city walls. In summer, the artists of Dubrovnik use its meditative interior as an exhibition hall or as a chamber concert venue. The baroque church built in 1520 on orders from the Dubrovnik Senate. One of the few buildings that the earthquake of 1667 be make survived...

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  • Rector's Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    The Palace of the Dubrovnik's Republic rector it's an interesting building from the 17th century (reconstruction) mixing gothic and Renaissance styles. The best (long) descryption of it may be found in Dubrovnikcity

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  • Walking

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    On foot is the only way to explore the old town, during summer can be very hot but if you come early in the morning still less crowd and the heat still bearable. The old town is car free, so, walking is the only way to go around. It is a nice town where you have plenty of architectural monuments and buildings, which makes this town on the list of...

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  • Big Onofrije's Fountain

    4 out of 5 stars

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    Strategically located, this fountain from the 15th century, is visited by everybody, either to drink its cool water, either to wash face and hands. Sixteen fountains always pouring water brought from a well 20 km distant, welcome the visitors, and make this the most visited monument in Dubrovnik. With justice!

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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

    Dubrovnik is a walled city, and has several entry gates, the most famous being the western Pile Gate. The buses all stop outside this gate and most directions given to hotels and attractions start from the Pile gate. As a visitor walks through the gate they are taken back in time to Stradun, the main street of Dubrovnik.

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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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  • 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

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    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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  • Sponza Palace

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    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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  • Cable Car

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    Well, the best view of Dubrovnik would actually be from the plane as you approach the airport and pass by the walled medieval city - it is just like a map from the air! But for the best picture WITH YOU in it and the famous medieval walls and the Adrtiatic Sea (as in my jumping picture), you have to take the cable up to the top of the Srd Hill....

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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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  • 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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  • Aquarium

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    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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  • 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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  • Island of Mljet

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. 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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  • Ploce Gate

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    Dubrovnik, located in the sea on a cliff edge, is accessed through two gates, the Pile Gate and the Ploce gate. The Pile Gate on the west side is the main entrance to the old city. It opens directly onto the beautiful main street, Stradun. Along here most tourists entering the city. The ploce-gate is the entrance on the east side. This port is...

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  • Jesuit Church

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    After visiting a few church in town I hardly can describe what we all seen, they're all worth to see. Each of them has different style of exterior and interior. This church lies in a peaceful place of the old town where tourist not much around. This one was started around 1669 and finished about 1725, dedicated to St. Ignatius The interior...

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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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  • Beaches

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    Banje beach is OK, nice turquoise water with a view of the Old Town walls at one end, but it is quite crowded and noisy - at least it was when we were there. It is free but there are no changing rooms. People try to change in the bathroom in the cafe, which gets the cafe people very upset. So you need to buy a drink or something in order to use the...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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