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Discover the City with Dubrovnik Travel Guide!

Sitting on the Adriatic coast of Croatia, Dubrovnik stands out as one of the most popular and favorite vacation destinations in Europe. Being famous for its architectural traces from the Middle Ages, Dubrovnik was formerly known as Ragusa. Dubrovnik, also known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic", shines out with its rich and deep-rooted historical heritage. Dubrovnik, a historical port city, is also one of the oldest cities in the Balkans.

 

 

Having been included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO since 1979, Dubrovnik, every year, welcomes numerous tourists at its lively squares, beaches with spectacular beauty and magnificent historical buildings. This city with unique beauty, which has also been the filming location of Game of Thrones, fascinates visitors with its castles and walls dating back to the Middle Ages and its bays.

 

 

 

Dubrovnik is a city with a rich and deep-routed culture. It also stands out with the beauty of its rich-blue sea and beaches. Let's give you a glimpse into Dubrovnik and highlight important must-see places. For another new destination to explore, our article Berlin Travel Guide on our website can also be inspiring. 

 

 

 

 

Must-Visit Places in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik - the pearl of the Adriatic - stands out with its subtropical climate, fascinating urban architecture and spotlessly-clean beaches. So what are the must-visit places in this beautiful city? Here are a few suggestions:

 

 

 

The Oldest Pharmacy in Europe

We can say that it is best to take a walking tour to explore cities like Dubrovnik. Undoubtedly, the oldest pharmacy in Europe would be one of the most fascinating sights when wandering around this city. Established in the 14th century and being included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO, this old pharmacy is located inside the Franciscan Monastery. 

 

 

Island Tours

Sailing across the majestic Adriatic Sea will give you a unique pleasure. In Dubrovnik, which has a coastline along Adriatic Sea, you can take a ferry for island tours or rent a private boat to sail around the islands of Kolocep, Sipan, Elafiti and Lopud. 

 

 

 

Game of Thrones Tour

If you've ever watched Game of Thrones that took the world by storm, then you will enjoy visiting Dubrovnik, since some scenes of Westeros and King's Landing were shot here. 

 

 

 

 

Old City Walls

Built in the 13th century to protect Dubrovnik against any enemies from the sea, the Old City Walls fascinate visitors with their majestic look. The walls reach a maximum height of 25 meters and have a width of 4-6 meters. 

 

 

 

Stradun Street 

After the city walls, Stradun Street is another place of interest in Dubrovnik, and it stretches from Pile Gate down towards the port. Stradun Street, which is actually known as Placa, is 300 meters long. Here, you can visit the Clock Tower, Sponza Palace, St.Blaise Church, Franciscan Church, Dominican Monastery, Orlando Column and Onofrio's Large Fountain. 

 

 

 

Dubrovnik Cathedral

Started to be built in the 7th century and renovated several times until the 12th century, Dubrovnik Cathedral was built into its current form in 1713. In the cathedral, the painting "Ascension of the Blessed Virgin Mary" by the Venetian painter Titian, located just behind the altar, is the most interesting detail. The treasure room is home to dozens of religious objects that are made of gold and silver.  

 

 

Pile Gate

Pile Gate, one of the places that tourists visiting Dubrovnik want to see, stands out with its spectacular architecture. Built in 1537, Pile Gate has served as the main entrance to the Old City for centuries. The statue of the patron saint of the city rests on the exterior of Pile Gate, which was built in Renaissance style.  

 

 

 

Apart from these places, you can also visit Franciscan Monastery, Lovrijenac Fortress, Rector's Palace, Onofrio's Large Fountain, Sponza Palace, Lokrum Island, Cable Car, Banje Beach, Old Port, Bell Tower, St. Blaise Church, ‌War ‌Photo Limited, Elafiti Islands, Orlando's Column, Lapad Peninsula and Mljet Island.

 

 

 

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