Dubrovnik is one of the best kept secrets of the Adriatic Coast - filled with history, culture and beauty. A popular stop over on a cruise itinerary this old Croatian town has a lot on offer. from the marble streets of Dubrovnik that are lined with baroque buildings and flanked by beautiful sculpted Renaissance fountains and facades to the lovely beaches and landscapes around, its easy to see why it has been dubbed ' Pearl of the Adriatic', by GB Shaw.
The Old Town of Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and should most definitely be explored. Parts of the 1.5 mile wall that encircle the old city go back to the 13th century. A walking tour along its circumference provides spectacular views of the city.
THINGS TO DO AND SEE
- Climb on top of the city walls to get a bird eye view of the historical buildings below
- Walk around the city streets and Stradun that is the main street and explore the lovely Dubrovnik squares.
- Explore the historical and cultural treasures of this city: Visit the large Onofrio Fountain, the Franciscan Monastery, and the Rectors' Palace.
- See the symbol of Dubrovnik's survival and freedom: Lovrjenac Fort is located to the west of the Old City and was the first defence of the city against plunders and pillage.
- Experience the stupendous beauty of the Dubrovnik coast by taking the cable car to Mount Srd. It's a awesome experience!
GRAB A BITE
The taverns by the waterfront are great way to sample the local fare. Seafood finds an important spot on most menus and is as fresh as can be! The wines from the southern region of the country are also a must try.
This is hardly a shopping destination, but one could browse in the shops in the Stradun and maybe also take home a bottle of Croatian wine
Between May and October, the temps are great and range from 75°F/25°C in May to a high of 90°F/32°C in the peak summer months July and August. These months also see an influx of tourists and the city is in full swing with streets over crowded.
The Kuna is the local currency, though some places do accept the Euro and credit cards too.