" Being next to Adriatic Sea and
facing the old town of Dubrovnik
and walking distance to the old town,
the spa facilities in the hotel and the
wonderful terrace where you can
eat or drink and helpful staff makes
Excelsior Hotel a perfect place to stay.
"

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" A wonderful location, perfect for
visiting Dubrovnik as it is a short
easy walk to the town. Views from
terrace fantastic. Lovely trips to
islands easily arranged. "


From booking.com
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" We had great time in Dubrovnik
and the hotel was an excellent option.
The Excelsior is a classic hotel,
renewed, with fantastic facilities,
friendly staff and good location.
This experience exceeds our expectation.
We will be back there. "


From expedia.com
 

Dubrovnik Old Town

Fall in love with Dubrovnik’s Old Town

Steeped in history, the Old Town is the pedestrianised heart of Dubrovnik. No visitor leaves without strolling its cobbled streets and passageways, and admiring the towering Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance monuments contained within its ancient walls. Today, this remarkably well-preserved medieval city is a thriving community. Enter via the grand gates, get lost in the warren of shops, restaurants and bars that give the walled city such a vibrant atmosphere, and stay in one of our Dubrovnik Old Town hotels to get a true taste of this historic destination.

 

Three amazing things to see and do in Dubrovnik Old Town


1. Visit the ancient city walls

Fort Bokar at dusk in Dubrovnik, CroatiaDubrovnik Old City Harbour

In 1979, UNESCO recognised the old city of Dubrovnik as a World Heritage Site, including a substantial portion of the ancient city walls. The magnificent walls surround the city on all four sides and contain a venerable collection of historical monuments, including towers, forts, churches, monasteries, squares and streets, schools, museums and galleries.

These defensive stone walls have protected its citizens since the founding of Dubrovnik in the 6th century. The passing of time has seen numerous additions and modifications. Considered one of the great fortification systems of the Middle Ages, they have never been breached throughout their long history. The entrance is beside Sv. Spas Church at Stradun and St. Ivan Fortress.


2. St John Fort, Maritime Museum and Aquarium

Inside the Dubrovnik Aquarium

Combine your trip to the city walls with a visit to St John Fort, which contains the city’s Maritime Museum and Dubrovnik Aquarium.
Overlooking the Old Harbour, St John Fort dates back to the 13th century. Previously, it formed part of the city’s seaward defence, a bulwark against pirates and invaders. Nowadays, it houses a wide range of exhibits that tell the story of Dubrovnik’s maritime history. Dubrovnik Aquarium, one of the only aquariums in Croatia, is located next door.

Opening times

Maritime Museum
St. John Fort (1st and 2nd floor)
Tel: +385 20 323 904
09:00 - 18:00 (Mondays closed)
Entrance fee: 40 kn, children 20 kn

Aquarium
D. Jude 2
Tel: +385 20 427 937
08:00 - 21:00
Entrance fee: 40 kn, children 15 kn


3. Immerse yourself in the Dubrovnik Summer Festival

Dubrovnik Cathedral during the opening ceremony of Dubrovnik Summer Festival Musical performances in the Rector's Palace Dubrovnik, Croatia Stradun or Piaza during Dubrovnik Summer Festival

A celebration of classical music, theatre, dance, opera, film and literature, the oldest cultural festival in Croatia is played out on more than 30 spectacular stages across Dubrovnik, including palaces, churches, monasteries and forts.
The 2013 Dubrovnik Summer Festival – the 64th event of its kind – promises to be bigger and better than ever. Held in July and August each year, book your tickets early because the event is always a sell-out. Check the official Dubrovnik Summer Festival website (see below) for the latest programme of events.

The Summer Festival sales office on Stradun is open every day, 9am-11pm, from 1 July. You can also buy tickets online and at the Festival Palace (Od Sigurate 1 street).

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Other useful online resources for Dubrovnik Old Town:

Dubrovnik Tourism
Dubrovnik Online
Wikipedia Walls of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik Summer Festival
Panorama of Dubrovnik Harbour