Do you know why we choose Dubrovnik as our business base? The answer is quite simple. Dubrovnik is awesome! Sea, nature, architecture, history… You name it, Dubrovnik has it. The pearl of the Croatian seaside is a destination fit for every traveler. Still, even though the entire city is lovely, there are places that you simply must-see. So, this article will present the seven must-see places in Dubrovnik.
Compiling a must-see list for a city this beautiful is not an easy task. Wherever you go, wherever you look, Dubrovnik is amazing. Lush nature, historic architecture, the lovely sea… There are so many sceneries this magical city offers; it’s hard to choose the best ones. However, at ATV & Buggy AdvenTOURS, we’re all about being the best hosts possible. Whether you choose some of our tours, or you decide to take the city on foot, these are the places you must see:
The Old Town is the heart of Dubrovnik and where you’ll find the best places to visit, eat, drink and shop. It’s also a great place to stay as most hotels are based here.
The old town is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe. It has many features such as historic buildings and City Walls which can be walked along. Furthermore, it has Pile Gate; Rector’s Palace; Sponza Palace (which houses an impressive collection of coins).
The Dominican Monastery Church & Museum with its fantastic collection of artifacts dating back as far as 1100BC! Other things include the Ploce Gate, Cathedral, and Onofrio Fountain (a beautiful fountain built in 1438-1441). It also has St Blaise Church (built-in 1703).
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This is a landmark of Dubrovnik and part of its fortification system. It was built in the 15th century, has regular hours, and charges an admission fee to visit (30 kunas). The main attraction here is seeing Dubrovnik from above—and we’re talking about 360 degrees of stunning vistas! There is no restaurant or café at Minceta tower, but there are two cafes on the ground level if you want to grab a drink with your view.
Pile Gate is the Old Town’s main entrance on the city’s west side. This gate was built in 1452, and it was created by the Venetians so that they could defend against attacks from Ottoman forces.
His request was denied when a Venetian captain named Vigliotto di San Giorgio asked for permission to build this gate. But later on, during construction, another captain named Giacomo Copicolo came. This is because Dubrovnik was concerned about losing its independence to Venice if it gave them access.
He had an order from King Francesco I of Milan authorizing him to build Pile Gate. So Copicolo finished building Pile Gate but left its design unfinished to avoid offending Dubrovnik. This gave us the lovely white rectangle shape we see today!
Fort Lovrijenac is a 16th-century fort that sits atop Lokrum, an island off Dubrovnik’s coast. The Venetians built the fort as part of their defense against the Ottomans. The Turks had attacked and captured the city in 1420. Fort Lovrijenac is now open to the public, and you can walk to it from Dubrovnik itself.
If you have time while visiting Dubrovnik, spend at least one day on Lokrum Island.
There are many beautiful sights here, including beaches where you can swim or sunbathe. There are several beaches nearby for you to relax and enjoy the warm Croatian sun. However, don’t miss out on taking photos with Fort Lovrijenac in the background, either – this makes for some fantastic shots!
The walls of Dubrovnik surround the entire city and are a UNESCO World Heritage site. The walls were built in the 15th century and stretch for four kilometers along the coast, making them the most extended walled city in Europe.
The Walls of Dubrovnik have been besieged many times throughout history. Thus, these walls have taken plenty of damage over time. One section was rebuilt between the 17th and 19th centuries by different rulers who wanted to protect their town from invaders.
Lokrum, a small island off the coast of Dubrovnik, is an excellent place to visit. It takes about 20 minutes by boat to get there. Note that there are no cars or bikes on the island. So, it’s a great place to relax and enjoy your time away from the hustle-bustle of city life.
There is also a monastery on Lokrum that dates back as far as 1420! Besides the sanctuary and botanical garden, there are beautiful beaches where you can swim or hang out under an umbrella. Many other things make Lokrum an excellent place for visitors. So, these few examples should help give you some ideas about what might be worth seeing during your trip.
If you’re looking for a laidback beach day that isn’t too crowded and provides enough amenities to make it feel like home, Banje is the place to go.
Located in the Novi Grad district of Dubrovnik (the newer part), this long stretch of sand and pebble beach offers plenty of relaxing spots. Showers, restrooms, and changing rooms are available if you want to rinse off after swimming.
There are different ways to get there from Old Town. You can walk down walking paths from Stradun. Or, you can rent some of our vehicles and ease your journey.
Dubrovnik is a lovely place. It’s easily one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and it’s well worth the trip. So, whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway, a holiday, or a honeymoon, Dubrovnik is an excellent choice. And if you decide to make your stay a bit more adventurous, ATV & Buggy Adventours Dubrovnik is just a click away:
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