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Dubrovnik, Croatia

  

 

 

Croatia'a Most Glamorous Tourist Destination 

 

Bird's View of Old Town of Dubrovnik, Croatia


  About Dubrovnik

Bird's View of Old Town of Dubrovnik, Croatia

 

· The Mediterranean city of Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful fortified cities in the world

· Dubrovnik is proudly on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1979

 

· Dubrovnik's Old Town (Stari Grad) is compact and car-free  

 

· For fantastic views onto Old Town and out to sea take a cable car to the top of Mount Srdj  

 

· Dubrovnik is beloved for its splendid seaside location and easy airport access

· Dubrovnik in recent years has become even more famous as the fictional setting of King's Landing in the popular television show Game of Thrones
 

· Take a history walk along the road around the 16th century Old City. The road runs nearly 2 km and is pedestrian-only

  

 


Practical Tips:
For those looking to live outside the tiny Old City, upscale Ploče sits just to the east on the waterfront, while the Lapad peninsula, 3 km to the north, is popular for its walkable promenades and bay views.   

Many residents have moved out from the Old Town and now rent their apartments to visitors.  

 

 

While in Dubrovnik, you will be faced with a long list of sights you will be tempted to explore. Here are some tips.  

  

• WALK THE CITY WALLS

The Old Town's massive Gradske Zidine (city walls) were begun in the 13th century and reinforced over the years
 

• STROLL ALONG THE HARBOR FRONT
Dubrovnik's picturesque harbor has a promenade perfect for a stroll


• RELAX IN A CAFE
All summer long, Dubrovnik's many cafes and restaurants have tables outside - many within the walls of the Old Town, - where you can sit under an umbrella and enjoy a seafood lunch or a drink

 


 

A List of must-see sights in Dubrovnik: 

 

 In English:

In Croatian:  

Aquarium 

Akvarij

Church of St. Blaise  

Crkva Svetog Vlaha 

Dominican Monastery

Dominikanski samostan

Franciscan Monastery *

Franjevačka samostan

City Walls

Gradske Zidine

Cathedral of Our Lady Katedrala Velika Gospa
Orthodox Church Museum Muzej Pravoslavne Crkve
Bishop's Palace Knezev Dvor
Orthodox Church Museum Muzej Pravoslavne Crkve
Stradun

Placa 

Maritime Museum

Pomorski Muzej 

Synagogue

Sinagoga 

Pile Gate

Vrata od Pila 

Ploče Gate

Vrata od Ploča

East west Beach

 

War Photo Limited

 

 

* Franciscan monastery is internationally known for its famous Pharmacy from year 1318 and that is still in existence today

 

 

 Essentials:

 

Currency
The Croatian Kuna 

Hours
Offices are open weekdays from 8.30 am to 4 pm. Shops often close from lunch around 1, and may closed for as long as three hours. Banks also sometimes close for lunch. Post offices are open on Saturday during the main summer season, from June through September

 

Telephones
most trip-and quad-band GSM phones will work in Croatia. Public phones use calling cards, which can be purchased at the post office, newsstands and hotel. Major mobile phone companies include TMobile and VIPNet 

 

Coming Ashore
In Dubrovnik almost all ships dock at Cruz Harbor, which is 4 km (2.5 miles) from Stari Grad (Old Town).  

The trip to Dubrovnik's Old Town takes about 10 minutes by taxi or 30 too 30 minutes on foot. You can also take a public bus. There is a taxi stand at the harbor. 

 

A few smaller ships might still tender passengers ashore in the Old Town, where you are just steps from everything that Dubrovnik has to offer.

 

You do not really need to rent a car to explore Dubrovnik centre. All the main sites lie within the city walls, an area that is compact and car-free.