If you are on a Eurotrip, Eastern Europe is a place you simply cannot miss. Slavic traditions remind of a different time. Croatia’s Adriatic Shoreline is a place of great beauty and culture, with the most distinct traditions in food and language. Dubrovnik city is where you will probably find yourself If you decide to go on your Adriatic. Dubrovnik’s charming medieval fort and walls are complemented by a sea shore with many excellent beaches and beautiful islands. Read ahead for a full stop of Places to visit in Dubrovnik That will help you have an authentic experience in Croatia!
A traveler should never miss 10 places in Dubrovnik
Choose from this list of the 10 best places to see in Dubrovnik, perfect for the culture vulture treat in you, and experience them in person on your next Croatian holiday!
- Rector’s Palace
- City walls
- maritime Museum
- Var Photo Ltd
- Lokram Islet
- Banjara Beach
- Mount srd
- Ilafiti Islets
- Clock tower
- Sweety Vallaho Church
1. Rector Palace
The focal point of the Ragusan Empire, the palace is a fusion of Slavic baroque styles of European Renaissance and architecture and is one of the most stunning places to visit in Dubrovnik. The main citizens of the empire lived on the first floor of the palace, which today houses the Museum of Cultural History which is full of ornate furniture and armor. The location’s medieval charm is so obvious that it was used as the filming location of Game of Thrones – the atrium of the Castle of Spice King of Korth.
Location: Former dvorom
entry fee: INR 1,000
Time: 9–6 am during April – October; 9 am-4pm during Nov-Mar
2. city walls
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Dubrovnik’s massive stone walls around the Old Town were built in the 16th century, and are a stark reminder of the fact that the city has a place in the history of the world. The best way to truly appreciate the scale and beauty of the walls encircling the World Heritage Site is to visit the Dubrovnik city walls with all the warships on foot. You should check the Dubrovnik Port Authority website to see when cruises are scheduled to arrive in the city and choose a time when there are none.
entry fee: INR 1,600
Time: 8AM – 7PM (summer), 9AM – 3PM (winter)
3. Maritime Museum
Understanding the city’s impressive coastline is central to understanding this contrasting Slavic city. The Maritime Museum is located in St. John’s Fort, which was built to protect the harbor of the Old Republic. The city-state had one of the largest fleets in the world in the 16th century – 180 ships with 4000 sailors. The museum has a variety of exhibits ranging from model ships, sailors’ uniforms and maps, republican flags and other navigational equipment, making it one of the most popular Dubrovnik tourist attractions. The museum also has an underground aquarium that has the most exotic Adriatic sea life.
Location: Damjana Jude
entry fee: INR 1,000
Time: Tue-Sun only; 9 am-6pm (April-October); 9 am-4pm (November-March)
4. Var Photo Ltd.
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Croatia, and indeed Dubrovnik, has seen its fair share of war with the most recent war in Yugoslavia in the 90s that prompted a decade of war genocide. War Photo Limited is a stunning display of wartime photojournalism drawn from many modern warzones and if you ever travel to Dubrovnik you should visit here. The 2018 exhibition by Wade Goddard focuses on the Kosovo Albanian fight for freedom.
entry fee: INR 500
Time: 10 am-10pm daily in May-September; Wed-Mon 10 am-4pm during April and October; Closed in november-march
5. Lokram Islet
The small island off the Adriatic coast is a 10-minute walk from Dubrovnik. Bursting with cypress, pines, palms and eucalyptus, the island is a very popular place for Dubrovnik sightseeing. It has a beautiful rocky coast from where you can see the grand forts of the old city. There are also many places where you can bathe and swim. The ruins here have an 11th-century monastery, and also a villa built by Archduke Maximilian von Rapsburg.
Time: April – November
Ferry Cost: INR 400
6. Banjara Beach
This beautiful white sand area is only a 10-minute walk from the Old Town. One of the best places to visit in Dubrovnik, away from the spectacular battles of the Old Town. The best time to visit the beach is probably June when you are least likely to find people here. You can rent tanning beds or baldins and lounges in the sun all day. There is also a pretty decent restaurant serving seafood.
Location: Franca supila
Time: 10 AM – 8 PM
7. Mount Seine
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When you are in Dubrovnik, you have to take a cable car to the town of Mount Carad (elevation 415 m), which is just behind the Old City complex. Two cable car trains originate from the lower level station which is just outside the Old Town area. From above, you can also see the Adriatic Sea, Old Town and the Dalmatian Islands. The ideal time to visit here is sunset, and you can get a lot of pictures.
Location: Ulika Kralja Petra Creciemira
Ticket Cost: INR 1,600
Time: 9AM – 12AM
8. Ilafiti Islets
The Elphati islands of Lopud and Sipan are best explored by kayak. You can take the services of local companies or just hire a kayak and do it on your own. There are plenty of places to swim, snorkel and, yes, kayak on the island of Lupud. Also, when in Lopud, be sure to spend some time on the sun, one of Croatia’s foremost and most ancient beaches. You can catch the ferry to the Elphati Islands for the morning from the port of Gruz, Dubrovnik.
Ticket Cost: INR 250
Ferry Time: Several times during the day
9. Clock Tower
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Also known as the Bell Tower, the beautiful 31 meter Medieval Tower, built in the 15th century, is one of the most permanent sites in the Dubrovnik Old Town. Right next to the majestic Sponza Palace, the Clock Tower makes for the most Instagrammable landmarks of this medieval city fortress and is one of the top 10 spots in Dubrovnik. Around the bell are two bronze strikers of bronze, called jalenci, but locally they are called maro and baro.
Location: Luja Square
10. Sweety Vallaho Church
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This baroque church was built in the early 18th century and is counted as one of the offbeat Dubrovnik points. The church was actually built after the destruction of a Roman church that came in 1776 that devastated the city-state. Sweety Vallaho’s portrait holding a model of Dubrovnik is probably the most iconic places to see in the church.
Location: Luja Trug (Class)
Time: 9 AM to 8 PM
Dubrovnik sightseeing map is made up of beautiful beaches and stunning historical monuments. The city is an incredible place to visit during your Holiday in europe And indeed must be seen to believe. So, pack your bags and depart towards this paradise!
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