Amazing Things To Do In Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is the most popular place in Croatia by number of tourists. The magnificent old city is surrounded by a great fortified stone wall. The once mighty economic center of the region is nowadays a place visited by millions of tourists yearly. It is a perfect city vacation for lovers of history and ruins and for those who cherish good food and wine. Here are the top 13 amazing things to do in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik
Amazing things to do in Dubrovnik

Table To Contents (Amazing Things To Do In Dubrovnik):

  1. Walls of Dubrovnik
  2. Rector’s Palace
  3. Stradun
  4. Lovrijenac (fort)
  5. Srđ
  6. Dubrovnik Cathedral
  7. Saint Ignatius Church
  8. Porat
  9. Sponza Palace
  10. Pile Gate
  11. Dubrovnik Bell Tower
  12. Relax At The Beach
  13. Lokrum

Walls of Dubrovnik

The walls of Dubrovnik are the pride of its people, and a part of the UNESCO World Heritage list. These walls were constructed between the 12th and 17th century and have been changed many times since then. The walls of Dubrovnik are considered to be among the greatest fortification systems of the Middle Ages. They were never breached by any enemy’s army.  

Walls of Dubrovnik

The walls run for almost 2 kilometers and you can take a nice stroll on top of them. They offer a spectacular view overlooking the Adriatic sea and the charming old town.

Walls of Dubrovnik

Key Information:

Price: adults – 200 HRK (about 29 Euro), children and students 50 HRK (about 6,55 Euro), kids under 7 years old are free;

Hours: everyday 8 AM to 3 PM;

LocationDubrovnik city walls;

Rector’s Palace

Rector’s Palace is a Gothic style palace that has elements of both Baroque and Renaissance styles. It was built in the 14th century and was used for various purposes. Since its creation the palace was damaged a few times due to fires and gunpowder explosions and rebuilt mostly by Italian architects. That is why the palace combines Gothic with Baroque and Renaissance styles.

Rector's Palace

There are a few ways to visit this palace. You can visit this location as a part of the three-day Dubrovnik card, you can buy a ticket for a symphony concert that is held in this palace, and of course you can buy a separate ticket just for the entrance.

The palace was turned into a museum and it is quite interesting and very informative, there are many rooms with lots of exhibitions. You will need more than half an hour to see them all. Spend some time outside the palace on the stone steps just watching people and enjoying an ice cream.

Key Information:

Price: the ticket bto the palace alone is 80 KN (10,5 Euro); you can buy a Dubrovnik card -120/25Kn (€15,7\€3,3) adults/children including admission to the Maritime Museum, Ethnographic Museum, Revelin Fort, Natural History Museum, Contemporary Art Museum and the Home of Martin Držić

Hours: everyday: 9 AM to 6 PM;

LocationUl. Pred Dvorom 3, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia;

Stradun

Stradun or Placa is the main street of Dubrovnik that runs through the old city and connects the two gates: “Pile Gate” with the “Ploce Gate”.

Stradun

Nowadays Stradum plays the role of a main square full of cute boutique stores, cozy restaurants, and summer terraces where you can get refreshments during hot summer days in the stone city.

Stradun

Key Information:

Price:  free of charge;

Hours: 24/7;

Location: Stradun street;

Lovrijenac

Lovrijenac is an old fort that is used as a theatre. The fort is located in the 37-meter-high rocks in front of the west wall of Dubrovnik. The place truly has an amazing history of creation. It was built in the 11th century when Venetians attempted to build a fort on this exact location. But the people of the city decided to beat them to it and built their own fort in just three months. Of course, it was fortified and often reconstructed but when Venetian ships came loaded with building materials they had to turn around. Had Venice succeeded Dubrovnik would remain under its rule.

Lovrijenac at the bottom

To get into the fort you must pay for a ticket or show your Dubrovnik card, but you can also get to the entrance and have one of the best views of the old city of Dubrovnik. The best time to visit is at sunset around golden hour.

Key Information:

Price:  200 Kn (€26,3) for adults and 50 Kn (€6,55) for visitors under the age of 18 and students;

Hours: everyday: 8 AM to 7 PM;

LocationUl. od Tabakarije 29, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia;

Srđ

Srđ is a mountain just behind the old city. On top of this mountain is a big white cross and the Fort Imperial. The fort was built during the times of Napoleon for defensive purposes. But the real reason to visit this place is a panoramic view of the walled city, Adriatic Sea, and Lokrum island.

There three ways to get on the top of Srđ. You can take an hour hike through the forest, you can drive up there but be prepared that the streets are narrow and can be crowded. And you can take a cable car which is super relaxing and gives you a chance to enjoy the beautiful view.

On the top of the mountain there is a romantic restaurant. It is a great place to visit after exploring the old city during sunset and then get a nice dinner. What a nice way to finish your day, don’t you think?

Key Information:

Price: adult round-trip ticket 170,00 kn () and one way is 90 kn; children 4 – 12 years old for round trip- 60 kn and one way 40 kn.

Hours: everyday 9 AM to 12 AM;

Location20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia;

Dubrovnik Cathedral

Dubrovnik Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral made in the 18th century in the Baroque style. This is an outstanding place full of things to see and well worth the visit. Especially if you are a fan of TV-show “Game of Thrones”.

Dubrovnik Cathedral
Amazing Things To Do In Dubrovnik

Sometimes late at night the choir has rehearsal and if you are in luck you will be allowed to enter the cathedral.

Dubrovnik Cathedral

Key Information:

Price:  free of charge;

Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM, on Sunday and holiday 11 AM to 5 PM

LocationUl. kneza Damjana Jude 1, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia;

Saint Ignatius Church

Saint Ignatius Church

Saint Ignatius Church is another Baroque church that you must visit. The church itself is well-preserved and very charming. It was around from the beginning of the 18th century. The inside decoration was done by Sicilians. People consider this church to outstand even the Dubrovnik Cathedral.  

Saint Ignatius Church

Although the church is very important and should be on your bucket list, the main attractions here are the steps that lead to this church. The famous “Walk Of Shame” scene from “Game of Thrones” was shot at this location.  And those who are fans of the GoT TV-show must visit this location while in Dubrovnik.

Walk Of Shame

Key Information:

Price:  free of charge;

Hours: Monday to Saturday: 10 AM to 5 PM; Sunday: 1 PM to 5PM;

LocationPoljana Ruđera Boškovića 7, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia;

Porat

Porat
Amazing Things To Do In Dubrovnik

Porat is a beautiful port where you can catch a ferry or relax after a day of exploring and get a cold drink or more. This is a quite popular place, so sometimes it can be overcrowded, but still it remains a charming relaxing spot.

Porat

There is a nice walking path near the sea which makes this place perfect for a sunset stroll. Sometimes there is live music played and the atmosphere is just lovely.

Key Information:

Price:  free of charge;

Hours: 24\7;

LocationRibarnica ul. 1, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia;

Sponza Palace

Sponza Palace is a rectangular building, a mix between Gothic and Renaissance style with a courtyard. This place was built in the early 16th century and was used for many purposes such as offices, a warehouse, an armoury, a school, and more. The palace got its name from a word that means “a place where rainwater is collected”. Nowadays the building is used as a state archive and houses some very old documents.

Sponza Palace

Unfortunately you can visit just the ground floor since the second and the third are closed to visitors. Anyway there is still enough to see and the ticket money is worth the visit.

Key Information:

Price: adults – 40,00 Kuna (5,33 euro), children 20,00 Kuna (2,66 euro);

Hours: everyday: 8 AM to 7 PM;

LocationStradun 2, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia;

Pile Gate

Piele gate was built in 1537 and is a part of the fortified wall of Dubrovnik. It is one of two entrances to the old town and it is gorgeous.

Piele Gate

Be prepared that in a high seasons this spot is super crowded and the amount of people who are trying to get into and out of the old city is just incredible.

Key Information:

Price:  free of charge;

Hours: 24/7;

LocationUl. Vrata od Pila, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia;

Dubrovnik Bell Tower

The Dubrovnik Bell Tower is a 31-meter-high tower which is located at the end of Stradun. The tower was built in 1444 and since then was ruined a few times by earthquakes. In 1929 the tower was demolished and rebuilt to its original look because the bell tower began to lean towards the other buildings. But once again another earthquake that originated in Montenegro damaged the Dubrovnik Bell Tower.

Dubrovnik Bell Tower

The tower was restored once again after ten years since the last earthquake in 1987. Lets hope that it is the last time and that the Bell tower that strikes the hours will stand for a long time, although people must love it since they put so much effort to keep it there, that I am sure they will not give up.

Key Information:

Price:  adults – 70,00 kn (9,30 euro), people younger than 18 and students 20,00 kn (2,66 euro);

Hours: Monday to Friday: 7 AM to 8 PM; Saturday – Sunday: closed;

LocationStradun 4, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia;

Relax At The Beach

Relax At The Beach

Dubronik’s beaches are pretty much the same. They are famous for its rockiness and clear blue water. There are usually sunbeds and umbrellas that you can rent and a few bars with cold beverages.

Relax At The Beach
Amazing Things To Do In Dubrovnik

So just find a beach that is close to your accommodation and spend a few hours recharging from the busy old city of Dubrovnik and enjoy a cold drink (of course if it is warm out).

Key Information:

Price:  free of charge;

Hours: 24/7

Location: any beach that is close to you;

Lokrum

Lokrum is an island located 600 meters away from Dubrovnik in the Adriatic Sea. On the island there is a Fort Royal Castle which was built during the Napoleon occupation of Croatia. There is also a monastery and botanical garden that remain since the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. An Austrian archduke had a vocational house that unfortunately didn’t last. The whole island is covered in thick greenery and a great spot for a day trip from Dubrovnik.

Lokrum

Lokrum island is very accessible. You can get there by a ferry that leaves the port a few times a day. And there is an opportunity to kayak there which I think is a great activity and should be on your bucket list for Dubrovnik.

Key Information:

Price: kayak – €25 per person; the ferry trip lasts 15 minutes and cost 40 Kuna (5 euro);

Hours: 24/7;

LocationLokrum island;

Amazing Things To Do In Dubrovnik

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