Top choice in Dubrovnik

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 Elafiti Islands filling the horizon. It's this extraordinary vantage point that made Srđ a key battleground during the 1990s war. That story is told in Dubrovnik During the Homeland War, an exhibition housed in Fort Imperial at the summit.

The easiest and quickest way to get to the top is by cable car, or you can drive (follow the signs to Bosanka), walk via the Way of the Cross, or catch bus 17 from the Pile stop to Bosanka and then walk the final 1.5km.

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1. Dubrovnik During the Homeland War

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Set inside the crumbling Napoleonic Fort Imperial (completed in 1812) near the cable-car terminus, this permanent exhibition is dedicated to the siege of…

2. Fort Minčeta

0.46 MILES

This round tower at the highest point of the city walls was originally built in 1319 as a square tower to protect the landward edge of the city from…

3. Upper Corner Tower

0.47 MILES

Dubrovnik's newest museum showcases the remains of a medieval foundry unearthed from 2005 to 2008 in the space between this 1346 tower and Fort Minčeta…

4. Fort Revelin

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The largest of the old-town forts sits separately from the city walls, overlooking the Old Harbour and the eastern entrance to the old town. Housed inside…

5. Archaeological Museum


The museum presents two exhibitions, one on the archaeological research of Fort Revelin and its foundry, and the other on early medieval sculpture. Among…

6. Ploče Gate

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Less ornamented than the Pile Gate at the other side of town, Dubrovnik's eastern entrance is approached by a stone bridge followed by a wooden drawbridge…

7. Dominican Monastery & Museum

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This imposing structure is an architectural highlight, built in a transitional Gothic-Renaissance style and containing an impressive art collection…

8. City Walls & Forts

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No visit to Dubrovnik is complete without a walk around the spectacular city walls that encircle its historic core. They're among the finest in the world…