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
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
Combine your trip to the city walls with a visit to St John Fort, which contains the city’s Maritime Museum and Dubrovnik Aquarium.
3. Immerse yourself in the 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 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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