Best Things to Do in Dubrovnik, while enjoying your stay in the Old City!
Things to Do, Know, Visit and Experience!
Things to Know – Interesting Facts about Dubrovnik:
- In the Year 1296, The Republic of Dubrovnik was one of the first cities that built a medieval sewer system.
- At the beginning of the 14th century in Dubrovnik operates a pharmacy, one of the oldest in Europe.
- In the Year 1377, Dubrovnik introduced a quarantine for the first time in the history to prevent the spread of plague.
- In the Year 1395, the legislation on maritime security was passed, which is the oldest in Europe.
- Dubrovnik Republic was the first country in the world that has adopted a decree on the abolition of slavery and the prohibition of the transport of slaves on January 27th, year 1416.
- The oldest Arboretum in Europe is in “Trsteno” from the Year 1498.
- Dubrovnik City Walls take Worlds 3rd place, according to the size of the completely preserved Walls cca. 2 km
- Dubrovnik Rep. was the first country in the world to recognize the independence of the United States in 1783.
Interesting Things to Do & See!
- Every Visitor to Dubrovnik should experience the City Walls. One of the most representative symbols of the old city of Dubrovnik and third most preserved walls in the world. Get some suggestions about visiting the Dubrovnik City Walls.
- Walk through old city exploring wider and narrow streets and enjoing in the architecture of buildings mostly from Middle Ages and later periods
- Go for a swim to one of Dubrovnik’s beach (Banje, Porporela, Danče, Buža, island Lokrum, Uvala Lapad)
- Enjoy a refreshment, coffee/tea or cocktails on the Stradun Pedestrian street, the most beautiful street in Dubrovnik
- Enjoy traditional Mediterranean dishes in one of the numerous restaurants in the old city
- Enjoy nightlife, bars and pubs or night clubs
- Go to the one of numerous concerts, ballets, theatre shows during the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.
Visit & See the Most Beautiful Places in Dubrovnik
- In the old city visit; city walls, museums (Rector’s Palace, Dominican monastery,Franciscan monastery, Maritime museum, ethnographic museum, archaeological museum and aquarium are some of the most visited), many churches from various periods from 13th – 19th century.
- Nearby the old city, there is an island Lokrum with lush vegetation, abandoned monastery, botanical garden and beaches. A boat goes there every 30 minutes. You can also visit mountain Srđ by cable car and view the city from above. A wonderful view of the whole Dubrovnik area.
- Visit the little town of “Cavtat”. It’s possible go there by car, bus or boat. You can see there collection of Baltazar Bogišić, museum of artist Vlaho Bukovac, mausoleum of family Račić and two churches. East from Cavtat you can visit the countryside area of “Konavle”. It’s the agriculture area of Dubrovnik and there you can taste excellent wine and enjoy traditional cuisine, dishes from the region.
- West of Dubrovnik is Trsteno, the arboretum with country house of noble family Gozze from the late 15th century. In the Arboretum you can also see the beautiful Neptun’s fountain connected to the aqueduct which irrigates the Arboretum. If you decide to go slightly further, you can reach the town of Ston. Ston is also very famous by its city walls. Like Dubrovnik’s walls, since 2012 it’s also possible walk these walls.
- Visit Elaphiti islands (Koločep, Lopud and Šipan). A small archipelago northwest of Dubrovnik. All islands have sandy beaches and it’s perfect day tour for the family.