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The crowning achievement of Dalmatia is the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. It's easy to comprehend why hundreds of thousands of visitors visit this charming maritime town each year as it towers above the beautiful Adriatic Sea.
This city, with its old town surrounded by 16th-century brick walls and perpetually hospitable residents, deserves a visit all on its own. An ethereal atmosphere is emitted throughout the town by pedestrianized retail districts, Baroque buildings, and, of course, the shimmering azure sea backdrop.
Tourists visiting Dubrovnik, Croatia, have a variety of options for the best experiences. You can sip your morning coffee in a square that is more than 600 years old and end your day by admiring the sunset from a trendy beachside bar.
The airport in Dubrovnik is located in the area of Cilipi, 21 kms. from the old town. Since there is no train service to Dubrovnik, all transfers to and from the airport in Dubrovnik are made by car, which takes about 25 to 30 minutes.
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Dubrovnik: a city worth visiting
1. Sail to the Island Lokrum
The beautiful Island Lokrum, one of Dubrovnik's most picturesque locations, is only a 15-minute ferry journey away from the harbor, making it a simple day or half-day excursion. The round-trip ferry fare is 150 kuna (€20).
Visitors to the Island are attracted by more than 1,000 years of fascinating history in addition to the beautiful scenery. Richard the Lion-Heart is said to have been shipwrecked here while coming from the crusades.
Additionally, it is believed that a curse was cast upon the island by Benedictine monks who were expelled from it in the fifteenth century and is said to still exist today.
2. Enjoy the yummy seafood
Every cuisine in Dubrovnik features seafood, and must-try Dalmatian specialities include fried squid, octopus salad, and black cuttlefish risotto.
The more upscale eateries are the greatest for seafood. Good mid-range restaurants like Nautika, Proto, Orhan, and Pantarul exist, but Lokanda Peskarija on the major harbor still reigns supreme for cheap fish and seafood that was caught that day.
3. Cathedral of Dubrovnik
Do you recall the legend of Richard the Lionheart becoming lost on Lokrum Island? He made a promise to establish a church as a way of saying thank you to the community for rescuing him. Dubrovnik Cathedral is the outcome.
In the 1980s, when rebuilding the Cathedral, specialists were shocked to discover another cathedral beneath it. The discovery provided some answers to the city's rapid and powerful growth. Contrary to popular belief, the city had actually been inhabited for far longer.
It's free to enter.
4. Walking along the Stradun
Since the 13th century, Dubrovnik's Stradun, sometimes referred to as Placa, has served as the town's busy street. Currently, Stradun has become one of the most attractive boulevards in all of Europe. It is frequently crowded with residents and visitors. The area is lined with a variety of eateries and cafés where you can enjoy a meal or a drink.
5. Join the game of thrones guided Tour
The city of Dubrovnik has undoubtedly benefited from the notion that so many scenes were filmed there because it was the ideal setting for Game of Thrones. Visitors can take a pre-planned Tour that takes visitors to all the key filming locations in King's Landing's Old Town, including Blackwater Bay and the Red Keep.
You will tour most of the city's significant sites and receive some insight into their background in addition to learning about how these places were utilized for filming.
6. Walking the walls of Dubrovnik
The Dubrovnik Walls must be walked if you're only doing one thing in the city. Observing Dubrovnik from its ancient walls is the best way to experience it.
The complete loop of the city may be walked in around two hours. The scenery is breathtaking the entire way. The Minceta Tower climb and the Old Town views are highlights. Be ready to shoot a lot of pictures!
7. Eat in your way
Numerous restaurants that are near the water sell fresh fish and seafood. However, there are also Bosnian, Japanese, Italian, and Vegan eateries in the area.
A cuisine and wine tour would be a great idea in this city. Enjoy local wines and cuisine while strolling through Dubrovnik's ancient town on this 3-hour trip.
8. View Dubrovnik from the heights of birds
If you want to see Dubrovnik from above, you must ride the cable car. Amazing sights of the city as well as the Adriatic Coast may be seen from this vantage point.
Additionally, we advise visiting the Panorama Restaurant. Make a reservation in advance if you would like a spot with a city view. Dinner would be wonderful here around dusk.
9. The Fort Lovrijenac
The fort which sits outside the Old Town's western walls and rises 37 meters above sea level, provides breathtaking vistas and sheds light on the city's need for defense. If you purchase the City Walls ticket, access is also included; otherwise, you can purchase separate fort tickets for 50HRK each.
The weather in Dubrovnik is moderate, with warm summers and cool winters.
With an average daily high temperature of 31 degrees Celsius and an average low temperature of 23 degrees Celsius, July is the hottest month of the year.
With an average daily high temperature of 11 degrees Celsius and an average low temperature of 5 degrees Celsius, January is the coldest month of the year.
Best time of the Year to Visit
The months of June to the month of August are the ideal times to visit Dubrovnik.
The ideal time to visit the beach
From June to October, sea temperatures ought to be warm enough for you to enjoy the beach. They should be at least 23 degrees Celsius.
The language spoken by the people in Dubrovnik is Standard Croatian.
The Croatian Kuna is Dubrovnik's official currency.
It is simple to convert euros, US dollars, and British pounds into local money.
A safe city
The city of Dubrovnik is quite safe, tolerant, and welcoming to visitors. You are urged to take security precautions, as you would in any other European country, to prevent any potential issues.