Dubrovnik

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Top ChoiceFort in Dubrovnik

City Walls & Forts

City Walls & Forts

No visit to Dubrovnik would be complete without a walk around the spectacular city walls, the finest in the world and the city's main claim to fame. From the top, the view over the old town and the shimmering...

Top ChoicePalace in Dubrovnik

Rector’s Palace

Rector’s Palace

Built in the late 15th century for the elected rector who governed Dubrovnik, this Gothic-Renaissance palace contains the rector’s office and private chambers, public halls, administrative offices and a dungeon....

Top ChoiceViewpoint in Dubrovnik

Srđ

From the top of this 412m-high hill, Dubrovnik's old town looks even more surreal than usual – like a scale model of itself or an illustration on a page. The views take in all of Dubrovnik and Lokrum, with the...

Top ChoiceGallery in Dubrovnik

War Photo Limited

War Photo Limited

An immensely powerful experience, this gallery features compelling exhibitions curated by New Zealand photojournalist Wade Goddard, who worked in the Balkans in the 1990s. Its intention is to expose the everyday,...

Island in Dubrovnik

Lokrum

Lokrum

Lush Lokrum is a beautiful, forested island full of holm oaks, black ash, pines and olive trees, only a 10-minute ferry ride from Dubrovnik's Old Harbour. It's a popular swimming spot, although the beaches are...

Christian Monastery in Dubrovnik

Franciscan Monastery & Museum

Franciscan Monastery & Museum

Within this monastery's solid stone walls are a gorgeous mid-14th-century cloister, a historic pharmacy and a small museum with a collection of relics and liturgical objects, including chalices, paintings and...

Palace in Dubrovnik

Sponza Palace

Sponza Palace

One of the few buildings in the old town to survive the 1667 earthquake, the Sponza Palace was built from 1516 to 1522 as a customs house, and it has subsequently been used as a mint, treasury, armoury and bank....

Cathedral in Dubrovnik

Cathedral of the Assumption

Cathedral of the Assumption

Built on the site of a 7th-century basilica, Dubrovnik's original cathedral was enlarged in the 12th century, supposedly funded by a gift from England’s King Richard I, the Lionheart, who was saved from a...

Christian Monastery in Dubrovnik

Dominican Monastery & Museum

Dominican Monastery & Museum

This imposing structure is an architectural highlight, built in a transitional Gothic-Renaissance style and containing an impressive art collection. Constructed around the same time as the city walls in the 14th...

Gate in Dubrovnik

Pile Gate

Pile Gate

The natural starting point to any visit to Dubrovnik is this imposing city gate, built in 1537. While crossing the drawbridge, imagine that this was once lifted every evening, the gate closed and the key handed...

Fortress in Dubrovnik

Fort Lawrence

Fort Lawrence

St Blaise gazes down from the walls of this large free-standing fortress, constructed atop a 37m-high promontory adjacent to the old town. Built to guard the city's western approach from invasion by land or sea,...

Museum in Dubrovnik

Love Stories Museum

Providing a sunny Dalmatian counterpoint to Zagreb's popular Museum of Broken Relationships, this unusual museum aims to tug at the heart strings. Exhibits focus on love songs, romantic stories from local history...

Fountain in Dubrovnik

Large Onofrio Fountain

Large Onofrio Fountain

One of Dubrovnik’s most famous landmarks, this circular fountain was built in 1438 as part of a water-supply system that involved bringing water from a spring 12km away. Originally the fountain was adorned with...

Museum in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik During the Homeland War

Dubrovnik During the Homeland War

Set inside the crumbling Napoleonic Fort Imperial (completed in 1812) near the cable-car terminus, this permanent exhibition is dedicated to the siege of Dubrovnik during the 'Homeland War', as the 1990s war is...

Church in Dubrovnik

St Ignatius of Loyola Church

St Ignatius of Loyola Church

Dramatically poised at the top of a broad flight of stairs, this Jesuit church was built in the baroque style between 1699 and 1725. Inside, magnificent frescos display scenes from the life of St Ignatius,...

Synagogue in Dubrovnik

Synagogue & Jewish Museum

Synagogue & Jewish Museum

With a religious practice that can be traced back to the 14th century, this is said to be the second-oldest still-functioning synagogue in Europe and the oldest Sephardic one. Sitting on a street that was once...

Church in Dubrovnik

St Blaise’s Church

St Blaise’s Church

Dedicated to the city's patron saint, this exceptionally beautiful church was built in 1715 in the ornate baroque style. The interior is notable for its marble altars and a 15th-century silver gilt statue of St...

Tower in Dubrovnik

City Bell Tower

City Bell Tower

Marking the eastern end of the old town’s main drag, this slender dome-capped tower has a large curvy clock face known as ‘the octopus’ and a two-tonne bell struck by two bronze jacks named Maro and Baro.

Monument in Dubrovnik

Orlando Column

Orlando Column

Luža Sq once served as a marketplace, and this stone column – carved in 1417 and featuring the image of a medieval knight – used to be the spot where edicts, festivities and public verdicts were announced. The...

Gallery in Dubrovnik

Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Modern Art

Spread over three floors of a significant modernist building east of the old town, this excellent gallery showcases Croatian artists, particularly painter Vlaho Bukovac from nearby Cavtat. Head up to the...