Are you traveling to Dubrovnik? Here’s a list of our favorite attractions and the top 10 things to do in Dubrovnik as a tourist!
It’s in the old town that everything happens. Here you can easily stroll around a couple of hours in the historic streets and explore historic buildings. The architecture is quite amazing, and the atmosphere is incredibly cozy. Old Town is the heart of Dubrovnik, and it’s also here that you’ll find the city’s most popular stores. Strolling around the old town is definitely of the best things to do in Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik City Wall
The old city wall of Dubrovnik is known worldwide and extends over 2 km around Old Town. The walls were built during the 1400s to protect from outside attacks. Up at the city walls, you get a great view of the city, Lokrum Island, and the sea. The best time to walk the old town walls is in the morning or afternoon since it can get pretty hot up there in the middle of the day.
Game of Thrones Tour
Are you a fan of the world-famous TV series Game of Thrones? Then you shouldn’t miss visiting some of the locations such as King’s Landing, Quarth, and Red Keep. All these places are known in the series and are here in Dubrovnik you a chance to see them in real life. Join a Game of Thrones tour and discover the capital of the seven kingdoms.
Locations from the series in Dubrovnik:
- Kings Landing – Old Town of Dubrovnik
- Magical city of Quarth – Rector’s Palace and Lokrum island views
- Red Keep – St. Lawrence’s fortress
- Tomb of the Undying – Minceta Fortress
Srđ Cable Car
Go up to the top of the mountain Srđ by cable car and enjoy a stunning view of Dubrovnik. This is one of the most well-known attractions in the city and also a must among the things to do in Dubrovnik.
The Island of Lokrum
Lokrum is a popular destination located about 600 meters outside Dubrovnik. The entire island is a nature reserve and offers beautiful nature, excellent beaches and also a castle and ancient monasteries. According to legend, it was here that Richard the Lionheart shipwrecked the year of 1192.
D’Vino Wine Bar
Go wine tasting and enjoy an unforgettable experience in the heart of Dubrovnik. Wine is perhaps not the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Croatia, but the truth is that there are a lot of good wines produced in the country. D’Vino Wine Bar is a must to write down on your list of the top things to do in Dubrovnik if you love wine!
Luža Square Clock Tower
The famous clock tower in Dubrovnik is located near the Ploce entrance. At the top of the tower, there are three iconic bronze statues (Zelenci) that hits the majestic bell every hour.
St. Blasius Church
Right in the heart of Dubrovnik’s historic center, you’ll find St. Blasius church. It’s built in Baroque style and dates back to the early 1700s. The church was built in honor of the patron saint of St. Blasius, and up on the high altar stands a statue of St. Blaise.
This beautiful castle is located west of the clock tower and is one of the few historic buildings that survived the earthquake that shook the city in 1667. The palace was built during the 1500s and was built in Gothic/Renaissance style.
Canoeing or Kayaking
Paddling canoe or kayak around Dubrovnik is a cool feeling. From the sea, you get a great view of the city and a chance to see Dubrovnik’s attractions from another perspective.