Dubrovnik - the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea. In this article, we head for the coastal city in the south of Croatia and show you the most beautiful places and highlights.
1. The stunning Old Town of Dubrovnik
The heart of Dubrovnik is a medieval Old Town, which is protected by an imposing city wall. These graceful barriers, their view of the city and the sea beyond is not one to miss your visit. Depending on your mood (and temperature), you can also visit museums, palaces and churches. Some of our highlights are the Rector’s Palace, the Sponza Palace as well as the Church of St. Blaise and the Cathedral of the Assumption of Virgin Mary. Additionally, you can discover Dubrovnik’s maritime history in the Maritime Museum.
If you want a moment to call the City your own, we recommend setting the alarm clock early to stroll through the cobblestone streets before dawn.
2. Dubrovnik's Mountain Srd
If you liked the view from the city wall, then you should definitely pay a visit to Dubrovnik’s mountain. The cable car takes you comfortably up to 412 meter up the mountain. An incomparable panorama is waiting for you!
Opening Times: all-season
Single Ticket adult: 90,00 kn
3. Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik has always been a city to charm its visitors. For some years, fans of the successful Game of Thrones television series have also flock to the city. Dubrovnik and its backdrop brought many scenes alive for the fantasy series. By now, there are many Game of Thrones Tours that take you to the locations where Cersei and others forge their intrigues. The highlights clearly include:
- The Gradac Park, where scenes of the Purple Wedding were filmed
- St. Dominika Street was the setting for several market scenes of King’s Landing
- The Minceta Tower made its appearance as the exterior view of Quarth’s House of the Undying.
- The Battle of Blackwater, in which Tyrion Lannister commanded the defence of King’s Landing, are the city walls of Dubrovnik.
- The most famous scene is the Walk of Shame of Cersei Lannister, which was shot on the steps of the St. Ignatius Church.
4. Diving in Dubrovnik
Around the medieval city are numerous spots in the Adriatic that are perfect for diving. Blue Planet Diving offers day tours with two organized dives, which take you to the colourful underwater world and wrecks.
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5. Day Trips from Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is not only ideal for a quick city trip, but also the perfect starting point for day trips. Grab yourself a rental car and set out to explore Mostar, Herceg Novi, or the stunning Kotor Bay.
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6. Culinary delights in Dubrovnik
Who has not heard of it? The Croatian cuisine with its fish and other fresh seafood. Even us could rave about it for hours. Naturally, there are many opportunities to enjoy the cuisine right in the middle of the port city of Dubrovnik.
In more rural areas, there are so-called Agriturismo. These are smaller family businesses that offer a limited but very fine selection of regional meals, mostly using home-grown vegetables. Wine lovers will find the perfect, matching wine for each meal from the wide wine selection Croatia has to offer.
A cool cocktail is must to relax after a long day of sightseeing in the Old Town. We recommend the Buza Bar. It is located outside of the city on the rocks and offers a beautiful view. Perfect for enjoying the sunset!
For those who love to party, it’s best to go to Club Revelin. Not only its impressive location directly beneath the city walls make it to the best club in Croatia.