THINGS TO DO IN DUBROVNIK - short stay
Updated: Jan 30, 2020
I am often asked about the top things to do in Dubrovnik. For such a little town there are actually many things to do. Weather you stay one or more days in Dubrovnik, these are basic things that I recommend:
GUIDED WALKING TOUR
Yes, I am biased here! But still it is something that you should do. You could enjoy the harmonious architecture and the atmosphere of the walled town on your own as well, but in that way you would miss important and interesting facts from the history that determined Dubrovnik's fate. You could pass by some sights without realizing that they represent advanced achievements of the medieval times. Dubrovnik is not just one of many Mediterranean towns. Dubrovnik is special and you will appreciate and enjoy it even more when you learn something about it on a walking tour with a local guide.
WALK ON THE ANCIENT CITY WALL
Please do not call it a castle! It is a defensive system complex that was built throughout the centuries. Very impressive one and impressively preserved. It is almost two km long and consists of walls, towers, fortresses, bulwarks. Let's be honest, it is the wall that makes Dubrovnik unique, so once you are here you definitely have to walk on it and see the town from that perspective as well.
CLIMB THE HILL ABOVE DUBROVNIK AND ENJOY THE SPECTACULAR VIEW
From Srd, the hill above Dubrovnik, you will enjoy the most panoramic view of the Old town, other parts of Dubrovnik area and surrounding islands.
There is a restaurant with a view, where you can have a sunset view dinner, a light lunch or maybe just a relaxing drink.
Those that are interested in our recent history, can also visit the adjacent fortress that houses exhibition related to the attack on Dubrovnik during the homeland war.
If you like to hike, you can reach the top on foot. There is also a cable car service or a local driver service.
UNWIND AT BUZA BAR
Buza bar has become the most popular secret place in the Old town of Dubrovnik that isn't secret anymore. There is the hole (buza) in the southern wall that leads to a very quaint bar on the cliffs facing the sea. The view of the Adriatic, the island Lokrum and boats passing by with the monumental wall behind you, is the perfect set for enjoying your drink and the whole Dubrovnik experience.
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