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Written by Shamanthika on July 21, 2020 Share on

10 best places to visit in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik is one of the most alluring cities in the world. For travellers visiting Croatia, this city is a top pick. Being one of the iconic film locations in the World, Croatia is simply mesmerizing. Want to know what are the special places to visit in Dubrovnik? You are in the right place then. With high city walls, reddish terracotta roofs, forts overlooking the sea, rich culture and history, Dubrovnik is special. Ever since Games of thrones captured the beauty of the city, it’s topping the travel bucket lists. You can walk in the old town, visit the churches and several other best places in Dubrovnik. Eager to take a Croatian Holiday? We present to you 10 best places to visit in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

View of the Dubrovnik city
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Best places to visit in Dubrovnik, Croatia

  1. City Walls
  2. Old Town
  3. Cable Car
  4. Dubrovnik Cathedral
  5. Lovrijenac Fort
  6. St.John Fortress
  7. Franciscan Monastery
  8. Sponza Palace
  9. Lokrum Island
  10. Clock Tower

1.City Walls

The high and mighty walls in the city of Dubrovnik is one of the most famous places to visit in Croatia. Are you a GOT fan? This place must be on your bucket list then. You will spot the white limestone walls, which served the purpose of defence in the past. Backed by the Adriatic sea, the city walls in Dubrovnik will mesmerize you. Walk along the battlements and explore the attraction at your own pace. You can also take a guided tour of the city walls.

Dubrovnik's city walls
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2.Old Town

Welcome to Dubrovnik’s old town! When you are here, you will be amazed by the grandeur of the town. You will presume yourselves like a King who is on a tour to see his people. Yes, it’s simply majestic. Head to Dubrovnik’s main street and walk through the old houses. Observe the street plan, the architecture of the grand old houses. You will see that all the houses have a sample plan. This was due to the official order that came to effect in the 17th century. Hence the uniformity. If you are visiting the town in the night, these houses will be illuminated by lights, which is a visual treat.

old town in the night
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3. Cable Car

Want to get the best aerial view of the Dubrovnik city? Take the cable car. About 412 metres high from the city level, the cable car is a must experience when you are in the city. Do you know that this cable car operates the whole day? Yes, if you want to take the cable car in the day, you can adore the beautiful buildings, grand old houses and the Adriatic sea. Suppose, if you take it in the evening, you can see the sunset and mesmerize with its beauty.

Dubrovnik's cable car
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4. Dubrovnik Cathedral

Dubrovnik Cathedral is one of the must-visit attractions in the city. It’s an epitome of Baroque architecture known throughout the European continent. The interior artworks in the Dubrovnik Cathedral will lure you inside it. Being one of the notable characteristics of the Dubrovnik Cathedral, it was designed by Italian and Croatian architects. Take several Instagram worthy pictures and etch the memory in your heart.

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5. Lovrijenac Fort

Overlooking the Adriatic Sea, the Lovrijenac Fort is one of the impressive forts in Dubrovnik. The Fort is a defensive installation built in the 11th century. It’s built on a 37-metre rock with the involvement of locals in the area. If you are visiting Dubrovnik during the summer of 2021, you have a bonus. Yes, the summertime festival takes place here which is full of life and love. At the Lovrijenac Fort, screening of Hamlet takes place which attracts many visitors from all over the world.

fort overlooking the sea
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6. St.John Fortress

St.John Fortress is located on the Southeastern side of the Dubrovnik. Safeguarding the city’s port, the fortress has an impressive structure as well. To protect the city from pirate attacks, this fort was built overlooking the sea. St.John Fortress is now an established tourist attraction. In the tower, there is a small sea aquarium exclusively open for visitors. In the first floor, there is also a maritime museum, which is not to miss.

Fortress overlooking sea
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7. Franciscan Monastery

Built in the 1300s, the Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik is another magnificent structure in the city. There are three important things to see inside the Franciscan Monastery. Firstly, the Church which is built in the Baroque style. An earthquake destroyed the original structure of the church and it was rebuilt. Secondly, one must not miss visiting the Pharmacy, which is the oldest in the world. More than that, you must also visit the library. It is located inside the Monastery, it houses more than 20,000 books.

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8. Sponza Palace

A special fact about Sponza Palace in Dubrovnik is that it’s rectangular shaped. Did you know that this Palace survived the earthquake that took place in the 17th century? So, Yes, Sponza Palace is a secular building in the city of Dubrovnik. It was a place where businessmen and traders met. Above all, it also has several documents of the past which are being preserved inside.

9. Lokrum Island

From Dubrovnik, it takes 10 minutes to reach the Lokrum Island. You can hire a ferry and float on the sea to arrive into this beautiful Island, full of surprises. From Dubrovnik city, Lokrum Island is a quick escapade. Covered with green pine trees, and surrounded by crystal clear water, Lokrum Island is an ecstatic haven. It’s also an ideal place to swim and relax. Visit the Island when in Dubrovnik and enjoy its serenity.

a ferry floating in the sea
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10. Clock Tower

Dubrovnik’s Clock Tower is an iconic landmark in the city. It is about 30 metres in height and located in the business area. On either side of the Clock Tower, there are two structures made of Bronze. They are named ‘Baro’ and ‘Maro’ and found holding mallets. These days, they are fondly called Green men, as they appear green in colour. Since they gave been exposed to salty air, they have a green coating on them and hence the name!

Clock tower in Dubrovnik
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Excited already? Plan a vacation to Croatia and soak in its beauty. Check out Packages to Croatia and begin planning right away. You can also browse through Pickyourtrail website and customise your Croatian Holiday. Did you know that Pickyourtrail app can help you during travel and answer your queries on the go? Download the app from the Play store. You can also Whatsapp our travel experts and we will help you plan better!

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