The car-free city of Dubrovnik is located in the south of Croatia directly on the Adriatic Sea. The picturesque old town with its winding streets and historical testimonies was not designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for nothing. Dubrovnik combines architecturally attractive buildings, such as the Rector’s Palace and the Lovrijenac Fortress, with many shopping opportunities. It is an ideal destination for those interested in culture as well as for those who like to go out.
Dubrovnik is extremely popular with art and culture enthusiasts with its range of culturally valuable sights. Attractions include:
For those interested in culture, the massive 15th century Bokar Fortress is also a popular destination. It is known for its cylindrical construction and is located directly on the sea. The impressive city harbour dates from the same period. A little away from the centre is another historical attraction, the Gornji Ugao tower. It is the remains of a foundry from the Middle Ages. The tower houses an extremely worthwhile museum that provides information about Dubrovnik’s long history. All those who are passionate about art should pay a visit to the Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik (MOMAD). And less than 1km from Dubrovnik’s old town is the small island of Lokrum, which is a protected nature reserve. Excursionists here can visit the Benedictine monastery dating back to 1023 and the Fort Royal built by the French. Dubrovnik Card holders benefit from numerous advantages. It is available for one day as well as for three- and seven-day stays. With the ticket, entry to some top sights is free. There are also discounts in selected establishments and the use of public buses among others in the city is included.