Top 5 Things to Do in Dubrovnik

It is no wonder Dubrovnik is one of Croatia’s biggest attractions. The Old Town and sea front views are among the best Southern Dalmatia has to offer. With a vivid history dating back to the 7th century, the city has survived countless bombings and reflects the work of many historical periods including buildings in the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. Dubrovnik is one of Croatia’s biggest cities and offers visitors a wide variety of things to do.

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  1. Scale the walls

The Old Town of Dubrovnik is surrounded by a huge wall that was meant to protect the city and its people from attacks, but today you can walk around the the borders of the Old City. There is a medieval watchtower that has a panoramic view of the city and lots of bird-eye views of inside the city.

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2. Find famous film spots

It is no secret how beautiful Croatia is, and Hollywood has had no problem finding it. The Game of Thrones crew and cast are constants in Dubrovnik as the popular HBO show has been filming their since its first season in 2011, and the most recent appearance Dubrovnik has made on the big screen is Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While we were there, we watched the a British show being filmed from the city wall. On a sidenote: there are tons of Game of Thrones and Star Wars souvenirs, but get ready to pay $30 for a mug if that’s on your radar.DSC_0561DSC_0567

3. Rent Kayaks

There are kayak tours around the city that offer a different view of the city and the cursed Love Island. The Adriatic Sea is relatively calm and a perfect temperature, so it’s the perfect activity for a hot day full of adventure.  

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4. Bars and cliff jumping

Just outside the city walls, in the narrow space between the ocean and wall, some bars rest for the enjoyment of tourists. Nestled right on the ocean, it is the perfect spot for a refreshing drink and swim. I decided to get my daily rush of adrenaline by cliff jumping, and I jumped from the highest point, but they have some nice medium and super low rocks so people can hop in the water and swim. If cliff jumping isn’t your thing, you can always just watch, enjoy the view, and get a drink.

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5. Take the gondola

Take the revamped cable car up to Mount Srđ for a panoramic view of Dubrovnik.  The mountain was used as a lookout for much of Dubrovnik’s history, even until the 1990’s, but today it serves as a place to get a breathtaking view of the Adriatic Sea and city.

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