"Must see" locations and sights in Dubrovnik
One of the most beautiful towns located on the Adriatic coast, as well as one of the most beautiful cities in Croatia, Dubrovnik, attracts more and more tourists every year, especially in summer, at the peak of the season. Be it because of its location or climate, Dubrovnik is a beloved summer destination and has a lot to offer for everyone. In addition to swimming in the sea and boat trips, Dubrovnik itself hides numerous locations and sights that you must not miss, and these are some of the most popular.
Walls of Dubrovnik
The walls that surround the old part of the city of Dubrovnik were built from the 13th to the 17th century and are one of the most recognizable sights of this city. A walk around these spectacular city walls is an activity you can’t miss if you find yourself here and want to enjoy the views over the old town and the Adriatic. Many parts of these walls featured in HBO's TV series ‘Game of Thrones’, so if you are a fan and planning on visiting Dubrovnik any time soon, make sure to buy the tickets.
Hidden behind the medieval Walls of Dubrovnik lies the Old Town, the very heart of Dubrovnik and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, you can’t miss the beautiful baroque cathedral, as well as some other historic buildings and sights, such as Sponza palace, Rector’s palace, or the beautiful Dominican monastery. And apart from the historical sightseeing, make sure to take a walk along the charming narrow streets and sunlit squares, or just rest in one of many cafes, bars, or restaurants.
The main and most famous street in the old center of Dubrovnik is Stradun, which runs east west and is located between two city gates. Drinking coffee on Stradun is a must-do activity if you find yourself in Dubrovnik, and it is a place you must pass by in order to truly feel the city and experience everything it has to offer.
Located only 15 minutes from Dubrovnik, the charming island of Lokrum is ideal for a day trip by boat from Dubrovnik. It is another location used for filming ‘Game of Thrones’ and it is home to a botanical garden, salt lake, and Benedictine monastery, as well as natural swimming pools and crystal clear sea. Lokrum Island offers the perfect combination of sightseeing and swimming in the blue sea, so it's perfect if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Dubrovnik.
The Srđ hill above Dubrovnik is perfect for nature and active vacation lovers and it offers a stunning view of Dubrovnik and the Adriatic Sea. The view is most beautiful during sunset, and you can get here on foot, which is a really special experience. However, for those who don't want to walk a lot, but want to enjoy the view, there is also a cable car to Srđ or they can come by car.