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Dubrovnik, Old Town

3 days in Croatia
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Travaa Guides

1st February 2019
This is "King's Landing" for all Game of Thrones fans. Facing the Adriatic Sea, stand the massive stone walls of this 16th century old town. Paved with limestone and lined with beautiful well preserved buildings, Dubrovnik makes for an enchanting 2 - 3 days away from urban reality.
Gate to the Old Town
Begin your tour of the old town from here.
Walls of Dubrovnik
Climb up to the top and walk on and along the city walls. See the old town from up high. Start early in the morning as it takes around 2-3 hours to make a full round. The entrance opens at 8 a.m. Remember to pack some sunglasses and a hat because it tends to be hot in Dubrovnik these days!
Franjevački samostan Male braće
Visit the oldest pharmacy in world; the Franciscan Monastery of the Male braće. Here, historical books with recipes of old drugs made during the 14th to 20th century are kept. You can also view the ancient goods which were served for drug preparation. The pharmacy is located when you come in through the main gate. It is about 15m on left (opposite the fountain).
Stradun (aka Placa)
Enjoy your stroll down the main street of the old city. There are many interesting shops here to see.
Church of Saint Blaise
This baroque church is one of the city's main sights. At the top stands the statue of Saint Blaise, patron saint of Dubrovnik, flanked by Faith and Hope on either side. The interior of the church is very detailed. Appreciate its marble altars and rich baroque decoration inside.
Rector's Palace
If you have time, visit this museum Knežev dvor. This museum was used to serve as the seat of the Rector of the Republic of Ragusa between the 14th century and 1808.
Dubrovnik Cathedral
See the cathedral of Dubrovnik. It is located near Knežev dvor and has a beautiful cupola which was made by Italian builders.
Near the Lighthouse
Here is a nice spot to take a short breather from the crowds during peak season.
Old Port
Nice place to enjoy a refreshing beverage and watch the boats coming in and out.
Sponza Palace
There is an exhibition of paintings in this palace, Sponza. These paintings are from a famous Dubrovnik artist, Nikola Šimunović. The exhibition is typically open everyday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Dominican Monastery
Another one of the most beautiful monasteries from the 13th century is the Dominican monastery. This monastery contains many paintings of the most famous Dubrovnik painters and many Italians.
Banje Beach Restaurant and Night Club
You can't leave Dubrovnik before heading to a beach! Jump into the water in Lokrum. There are rocky beaches on rocks here, however, if you prefer sandy beaches with a cool atmosphere, head to Banje beach.
A fantastic spot to visit is the hill, Srđ. You need to take a cable car in order to get there, however, from there you may visit the whole city. The cable car is located above the Old City. It operates everyday from 9 a.m. 12 a.m., however I recommend going there about 6 p.m. so you can grab a nice drink and relax at the peak. It is truly wonderful there.
You can also take a boat to get you to an island called Lokrum. There, you can visit a monastery and fort which was built in 19th century. It is a pleasant place to go for a swim, but note that a ticket costs 15 euros and you must depart early in the morning to catch the boat.
During the afternoon, visit 2 beautiful spots which provide a view of the Old City. The fortress, Lovrjenac, provides a beautiful view of the Old City – it also holds theatrical performances which you may attend.
Shizuku Japanese cuisine
If you are fan of Japanese food, I absolutely recommend the Shizuku Japanese restaurant. Many sushi fans from all over the world have said that they have never tried any sushi as good as the sushi sold at Shizuku. I am also huge fan of this restaurant. It is located near Pantarul.
Art gallery Dubrovnik
The most famous gallery in Dubrovnik is the Dubrovnik art gallery. This gallery is 10 minutes away from the Old City. The exhibition is open everyday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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