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Dubrovnik in a day
Dubrovnik in a day
Most of the cruise ship passengers spend only one day in Dubrovnik. It's too short a time to truly get to know Dubrovnik and discover all the secrets and interesting places. Don't feel sad! You can still see and feel lots of things in just one day.
If you haven't been to Dubrovnik before, you should visit the city walls which are among the best preserved in the world, not to mention they are also the trademark of Dubrovnik. From up on the walls you'll enjoy a beautiful view of the old town and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Fort of St. Lawrence is another landmark we recommend you visit. This fortification was built on a rock 37 meters high and played an important role in the historic defenses of the city. Most recently, several scenes from Game of Thrones were filmed up on the fort.
Walking around the walls should take you around an hour and a half and afterwards, check out the medieval buildings. We recommend the Rector's palace which was once the seat of the Rector and the government of the old Dubrovnik Republic. You can visit the history museum inside the palace.
Not far from the Rector's palace are Sponza palace, church of St. Blaise and the Cathedral, all worth visiting. Don't forget the Franciscan monastery with one of the oldest pharmacies in the world. Those who enjoy the cultural heritage more than sipping coffee in the warm sun can visit the Dominican monastery and the ethnographical museum Rupe.
Those who wish to experience the everyday buzz of the old town should go to Stradun, the main street as well as the most famous. You'll see tons of interesting details that you can take photos of and remember them forever.
When you start to feel hungry, try the local cuisine. Fish, candid almonds, olive oil, wine...Buy some fruit liqueur or grappa as a souvenir.
The old town of Dubrovnik is one of a kind, but don't forget to go to Srđ hill, which offers an unforgettable view of Dubrovnik, the sea and the nearby islands. The cable car takes you to the top of the hill so you won't lose much time.
Occasionally during high season, in July and August, the old town can be very crowded. If you don't like the combination of immense heat and huge crowds, make sure to go to one of the local beaches like Banje, Buža, Porporela, Šulić or Danče.
You can also go on an excursion to one of the nearby villages. Check out our Excursions section to see what's most interesting for you. We recommend the Trsteno Arboretum.