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Dubrovnik Cathedral

Legend has it that the original cathedral was built by Richard the Lionheart as a thank you after surviving a violent storm off Dubrovnik. This baroque incarnation comes complete with three aisles and a large dome that dominates the city skyline. The cathedral’s treasury holds more than 100 invaluable relics.

Address: Old Town, Kneza Damjana Jude 1, Dubrovnik, 20000
Telephone: +385 20 323 459
Opening times:

Summer (with access to treasury): Mon-Sat 0900-1700, Sun 1100-1700
Winter (with access to treasury): Mon-Fri 1000-1200 and 1500-1700, Sun 1100-1200 and 1500-1700

Website:
Admission Fees:

Yes (for the treasury).

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: Yes

Dubrovnik City Walls

A stroll around Dubrovnik's city walls is essential. The 2km (1.2-mile) circular path that winds its way around a myriad of fortresses provides stunning vantage points from which to survey the Old Town rooftops, the old port, the Adriatic Sea and the limestone crags to the north. Allow at least an hour.

Address: Old Town, Poljana Paska Miličevića, Dubrovnik, 20000
Telephone: +385 20 638 800
Opening times:

Daily 0800-1830 (Apr-May & Aug-Sep), 0800-1930 (Jun-Jul), 0800-1730 (Oct), 1000-1500 (Nov-Mar)

Website: https://www.wallsofdubrovnik.com/
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: No
UNESCO: Yes

Stradun

Stradun is the unofficial name for the main street that joins the two main entrances to the Old Town. It bustles with tourists, cafés, bars and shops. The burnished paving stones that cover its length are made of pale limestone marble.

Address: Old Town, Stradun, Dubrovnik, 20000
Telephone:
Opening times: Website:
Admission Fees:

No

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: Yes

Franciscan Monastery

At the entrance of this monastery complex, just off the Stradun, you’ll find a working 14th-century pharmacy believed to be the third oldest in the world. In the museum adjoining the cloisters is a range of medieval medicines. Other highlights include the Church of St Francis and an interior courtyard.

Address: , Placa 2, Dubrovnik,
Telephone: +385 20 321 410.
Opening times:

Daily 0900-1800 (Apr-Oct); Daily 0900-1700 (Nov-Mar).

Website:
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: Yes

Church of St Ignatius of Loyola

A wide staircase sweeps up from the open-market on Gundulić Square to the Ruđer Boškovic Square, where Dubrovnik’s most beautiful baroque construction, The Jesuit Church of St Ignatius, stands. Built at the end of the 17th century, the church’s compelling art portrays the life of St Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order.

Address: Old Town, Poljana Ruđera Boškovića 6 , Dubrovnik, 20000
Telephone:
Opening times:

Daily 0700-2000

Website:
Admission Fees:

No.

Disabled Access: No
UNESCO: Yes

Sponza Palace

Look for the ‘We are forbidden to cheat and use false measures, and when I weigh goods, God weighs me' motto on this graceful 16th-century palace that was once a customs house and state mint. Today it includes the moving Memorial Room of the Dubrovnik Defenders from the siege of 1991-1995.

Address: , Stradun 2, Dubrovnik, 20000
Telephone: +385 20 323 887.
Opening times:

Daily 0900-2100 (May-Oct); 1000-1500 (Nov-Apr).

Website: http://www.dad.hr/
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: Yes

Rector's Palace

South of the Stradun, the former home of the city's rector is a romantic blend of Gothic-Renaissance masterpiece. The complex also houses the Cultural History Museum which has some interesting paintings and relics. In summer, the courtyard is used for traditional music and dancing.

Address: , Pred Dvorom 3, Dubrovnik,
Telephone: +385 20 321 497.
Opening times:

Daily 0900-1800 (Apr-Nov); 0900-1600 (Dec-Mar).

Website:
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: Yes

War Photo Limited

Most of the attractions in Dubrovnik are rooted in the distant past. The remarkable War Photo Limited breaks the mould with exhibitions of modern war photography. It makes for a sobering but salutary visit, presenting raw evidence of the realities of conflict in the former Yugoslavia and around the world.

Address: , Antuninska 6, Dubrovnik,
Telephone: +385 20 322 166.
Opening times:

Daily 1000-2200 (May-Sep); Wed-Mon 1000-1600 (Apr and Oct)
Closed Nov-Mar

Website: http://www.warphotoltd.com
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Dubrovnik Cable Car

Take the cable car to Srđ Hill for sweeping views of the city, Lokrum island and the indented coast. The cable car journey is short and can get crowded, but the panorama at the top is worth the effort. There is a restaurant at the summit as well as a museum.

Address: Srđ Hill, , Dubrovnik,
Telephone: +385 20 414 355.
Opening times:

Daily 0900-1600 (Dec-Jan); 0900-1700 (Feb, Mar, Nov); 0900-2000 (Apr, May, Oct); 0900-2200 (Sep); 0900-2400 (Jun-Aug).

Website: http://www.dubrovnikcablecar.com
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Dubrovnik Synagogue

Said to be the second oldest (and possibly the smallest) synagogue in Europe, Dubrovnik Synagogue was the only such place of worship to remain functioning throughout WWII. Found on the second floor, the synagogue itself still has its original 17th-century furnishings, while below there’s a modestly sized museum with some fascinating exhibits.

Address: , Žudioska 5, Dubrovnik, 20000
Telephone:
Opening times:

Daily 1000-2000 (May-Sep); Mon-Fri 1000-1500 (Oct-Apr)

Website:
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: Yes

Tourist Offices

Dubrovnik Tourist Information Centre, Pile Gate

Address: Old Town, Brsalje 5, Dubrovnik, 20000
Telephone: +385 20 312 011.
Opening times:

Mon-Sat 0800-1900; Sun 0900-1500.

Website: http://www.tzdubrovnik.hr

The city has two main tourist offices, where friendly, multilingual staff provide maps and brochures and arrange accommodation. They also have details of walking tours as well as how to get around the region if you want to do some island-hopping. The office located just outside the Old Town at Pile Gate is also the head office of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board.

Dubrovnik Tourist Information Centre, Gruž

Address: Gruž, Obala Ivana Pavla II, Dubrovnik, 20000
Telephone: +385 20 417 983
Opening times:

Mon-Fir 0800-1500; Sat 0800-13000 

Website: http://www.tzdubrovnik.hr

The second main tourist information centre is located at the port of Dubrvonik, Gruž.

 

Tourist passes

The Dubrovnik Card (www.dubrovnikcard.com) offers free entry to top attractions, discounts in restaurants and shops, free bus travel and a complimentary city guide. Cards are available for one, three and seven days, and can be purchased at tourist offices in Dubrovnik, with additional savings available if purchased online.

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ZigZag Apartments Dubrovnik

These stylish apartments scattered around the Old Town and priced very reasonably, won’t break your budget. Light, airy, with a plenty of sunshine, you will be close to all the hot sports, restaurants and bars.

 

Valamar Club Dubrovnik

Set in luxuriant gardens, this family-friendly all-inclusive resort on the Babin Kuk peninsula is only a few minutes’ walk from the pebbly beach. Many of the modern light-filled rooms come with sea views and balconies, and there’s a separate children’s pool as well as a large outdoor pool.

Hotel Stari Grad

With only eight rooms, this smartly decorated boutique hotel in the Old Town offers a more intimate experience than the huge Lapad resorts. The tastefully furnished rooms don’t have views to speak of, but the fifth-floor terrace has a superb rooftop restaurant and is a great place for breakfast.

Old Town Hostel

A wallet-friendly option offering a selection of dorms and private rooms, the Old Town Hostel has a great Old Town location. It offers extras such as free Wi-Fi and free breakfast and its owner Mike is a well-liked character.

Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik

Overlooking Miramare Bay, this peaceful hotel has been carved into a cliff, giving all of its 93 rooms stunning sea views. Warm wood and local stone are used in the contemporary rooms, adorned with works by Croatian artists. The soothing spa has an indoor pool, and the beachside restaurant is irresistible.

Karmen Apartments

In one of the best locations in Dubrovnik right in the Old Town on the harbour, these four excellent-value apartments, overlook the medieval walls. All of the brightly decorated apartments have kitchens, and one has a small balcony.