Must-Visit Attractions in Dubrovnik

Medieval churches, secluded monasteries and old-school museums are packed within Dubrovnik’s compact historic centre, a short walk from one other.

City walls

Walk on the walls around the old town, great views! Warning – it’s extremely recommended to visit the walls during the early morning hours or the late afternoon hours, as it can become hot during the day! Dubrovnik is surrounded by City Walls which are 2km long and for which it is famous all around the world.

Through the history City Walls were protection from the enemy, today Dubrovnik City Walls brings the visitors from the whole world who want to see this city- museum. There are 3 entrances to the City Walls: on Stradun by the Pile gate, by fort Saint John’s and at the Custom’s House gate. Within the City Walls you will see Fort Minceta and Fort St. John’s on the south-eastern side. Also, within the City Walls are Fort Lawrence at Pile and Fort Revelin at Ploce.

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The main entrance to the City Walls is by the Inner Pile Gates. Except the amazing view to the whole Dubrovnik in price is also included sightseeing of some forts and towers inside the walls: Minceta Fort is one of the most beautiful cultural attractions in Dubrovnik. It is situated on the northwest side of the city inside the City Walls. It was built according to the design of Renaissance builder Juraj Dalmatinac. St. Luke’s Tower you can see walking along the landward side of City Walls up to Ploce Gate. St. Luke’s Tower through the history protected the entrance to the Dubrovnik harbour. St. John’s Fort was constructed in 16th century and it is really worth of visiting- on its ground floor you can visit the Aquarium, and on first and second floor you can visit Maritime Museum. Bokar Fort is situated on the seaward of City Walls. It was designed by Florentine architect Michelozzi in the 15th century. Open:8AM-7PM. Entrance fee:70 KN adults, 30 KN children.

Cathedral of the assumtion of the Virgin Mary

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This impressive building is in the Poljana Marin Držić. Supposedly, the original church was built with money donated by Richard the Lionhearted who survived shipwreck on his way home from the Third Crusade. The current Roman Baroque cathedral dates from the 18th Century.

Cable car

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The original cable car had been closed since 1991, when it was bombed during the conflict. It reopened to the public for the first time on 10 July 2010. The view of the Old City will rival that found on any postcard. There is a small shop at the top, as well as a bar. 80 kuna round trip.

Forstress Lovrijenac

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It was an essential fortification to the defense of the city from both ground and sea attacks. In order to prevent possible mutiny by the commander of the fortress, the walls facing the city are only 60 cm thick compared to those exposed to enemy fire which were 12m thick!. Above the entrance to the fortress is an inscription that says “Non bene pro toto libertas venditur auro” which translates to “Freedom is not sold for all the gold in the world”.

Elafiti islands / Mljet

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Mljet is the most southerly and easterly of the larger Adriatic islands of the Dalmatia region of Croatia.The National Park includes the western part of the island, Veliko jezero, Malo jezero, Soline Bay and a sea belt 500 m wide from the most prominent cape of Mljet covering an area of 54 km2. The central parts of the park are Veliko jezero with the Isle of St. Mary, Malo jezero and the villages of Govedari (179 inhabitants), Pola?e (123 inhabitants) and Pomena (50 inhabitants). The park is characterised by two deep bays, which are referred to as lakes due to their extremely narrow passages to the open sea (Veliko and Malo jezero -Great Lake and Small Lake), as well as by lush and diverse Mediterranean flora. Mljet is also noted for its wealth of cultural heritage the most impressive example of which is a Benedictine cloister complex dating from the 12th century situated on a small island in the centre of the Great Lake.

Dubrovnik in spring

One can already smell spring in Dubrovnik in February when mimosa and almond trees blossom, when days become longer and the bora wind blows the dark clouds away.