Are you planning a trip to one of the most popular cities in Croatia? Are you having a hard time choosing the best places to go to? We’re here to help! In this article, we provided you a list of things to do in Dubrovnik, Croatia. This city is well-known for its particular Old Town. Surrounded by enormous stone walls that were completed in the 16th century, no wonder this place is a must-visit when you’re in Croatia.
Exploring this city of Dubrovnik is such an experience to remember. And with its rich history, tourists will learn a lot from staying here.
Here are the Things To Do in Dubrovnik, Croatia That We Recommend
No trip to Dubrovnik is complete if you won’t go here. Going to Muralles de Dubrovnik or Walls of Dubrovnik in Croatia is a walk that would let you understand the rich and traditional history from the middle ages up until today. These walls were built between the 12th and 17th centuries as Dubrovnik’s defense. Every corner in this walled city is just beautiful. You can find plenty of bars and restaurants in the area as well. However, you have to prepare your wallet since going here is really expensive. And expect to do a lot of walks though, so not really for the faint-hearted.
Suggested Tour: Dubrovnik: ‘Game of Thrones’ Tour with Outer Wall Ticket
The Old Town in Dubrovnik offers attractive buildings, restaurants, shops and so much more to see. Most of the things you’ll see here were destroyed in the 90s war. However, they were able to restore them really well, it seems like you just traveled back in time. The prices in the old town are also quite higher compared to other places outside it. But that’s understandable. Expect a lot of walks and steps as well.
Suggested Tour: Dubrovnik: Old Town & City Walls Private Walking Tour
To experience an awesome adventure, visit the Island of Lokrum. It sits in the Adriatic Sea and measures 600 meters from Dubrovnik. Experience a 15-minute boat ride from the old port going here. On the island, you’ll see lots of cafes, restaurants, old buildings, botanical gardens, and some spots available for swimming! Not to mention the view that this island has. Plus, you can do a long or short hike while spending an hour or even a day here. No time is wasted when you arrive on the Island of Lokrum.
Suggested Tour: Dubrovnik: 3-Hour Sunset Sea Kayaking Tour
Another place to admire and imagine that you’re back in the past. Fort Lovrijenac is not so big fortress but definitely offers a lot of gorgeous views. However, you won’t find any explanation or information regarding the Fort here. So if you’re interested in that, it’s recommended to get a tour guide or bring a guide book with you. Although it’s still your choice if you just want to enjoy the moment while you’re here. And why not? From the Fort, you’ll see a perfect view of the walls of Dubrovnik. How lovely!
Suggested Tour: Dubrovnik: 2-Hour Game of Thrones Tour
For the adrenaline jinkies out there, this one is for you! Mount Srd is located just behind the Dubrovnik Walls. If you want some adventure in your things to do in Dubrovnik, Croatia, this one is ideal. The mountain only measures 412 meters. Climbing up won’t require a lot of time unless you’re not totally physically fit (or you’ll do a lot of stops to take pictures). After a short hike, you’ll be rewarded by, of course, a very stunning view of the city that’s surrounded by hills. But if you’re not really into hiking but you still want to go to the top, no need to worry as you can ride a cable car. It’s a bit pricey though.
Suggested Tour: Sunset Hiking Workout from Dubrovnik
Do you want to have a look at Dubrovnik from a different angle? Well then, the Dubrovnik Cable Car can help you! Imagine looking at the old town, the Adriatic Sea, and plenty of islands on a top view. The trip will only take you a minute but in that short time, you’ll be amazed by how gorgeous the whole Dubrovnik is. The price for a ride is at least 25 EUR per person, and that’s one way. However, you can choose to just walk down the mountain when you go back.
Suggested Tour: Dubrovnik Old Town Discovery: Cable Car and Walking Tour
Going to this island should be added to your things to do in Dubrovnik, Croatia list. Lopud Island is just a small island that measures only 4.63 square kilometers. There are tons to see and things to do on the island. You’ll find cute little shops, bars, and restaurants with really good food. There’s also a monastery wherein you can pay a visit. You can go here via a boat ride as well. The island is peaceful and offers a beautiful view just like the Lokrum Island. However, Lopud Island is much cheaper compared to Lokrum.
Suggested Tour: Dubrovnik: All Day Private Boat Tour
Walking through Stradun or also know as Placa is one of the best things to do in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Stradun is the main street in Dubrovnik. It measures a total of
300 meters throughout the Old Town. This street is busy but very lively. Not to mention that the street itself is really gorgeous and picturesque. It’s a wide marbled street surrounded by medieval buildings that include the Franciscan Monastery in which you can visit as well. If you like shopping, then you’d also enjoy wandering around seeing a lot of shops here. Whether you go here during the day or night, everything is just lovely.
Suggested Tour: Dubrovnik Old Town 1-Hour Guided Tour
The Pile Gate is the entrance into the Old Town. It is a 1537 stone gate that features Renaissance Arch and Drawbridge. There’s a children’s playground on the other side of the gate and kayaking on the other. It also offers glorious views. The gate itself is also very picturesque. There are a lot of photo opportunities here.
Suggested Tour: Dubrovnik City Walls Walking Tour
For a beach getaway, Lapad is the place to be! For another worthy thing to do in Dubrovnik, Croatia, then that’s doing numerous activities here. Whether it is swimming, paddle boarding, sailing or jet skiing, you can do all those here. You will not be disappointed by the quiet and safe bay of Lapad. The crystal blue waters of this beautiful bay are perfect to seek your aqua adventures. It also provides good restaurants, places to stay and a beach with a beautiful sunset. What more can you ask for?
Suggested Tour: Dubrovnik: Buggy Safari
These things to do in Dubrovnik, Croatia are just guides and it doesn’t end here. With Croatia’s awesome attractions and landmarks, we can surely say that it has a lot more to offer. If you’re in to explore more about this awesome Balkan country, then we recommend you to prepare as visiting here would be a total blast.
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Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.