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Dubrovnik Old TownDubrovnik

Stroll through Dubrovnik’s historic core, which is home to numerous Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings and monuments. 

Dubrovnik’s Old Town is a fascinating part of the city, with a collection of historical streets, structures and squares enclosed by medieval ramparts. Wander through the maze of narrow lanes and alleys and discover important churches, fortifications and monuments, as well as appealing cafés, restaurants and galleries.

During the Middle Ages, Dubrovnik was an important maritime power. Exquisite examples of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture are evidence of its former power and wealth. Despite a catastrophic earthquake in 1667 and extensive damage inflicted on the district during the Croatian War of Independence in the early 1990s, today the Old Town looks almost immaculate. Inspect the façades and walls closely and you may spot a few bullet marks.

Enter the Old Town through the main entrance, Pile Gate, to see two prominent forts: Minčeta Fort to the north and Bokar Fort to the south. Minčeta Fort protected the city from land invasions, while Bokar Fort was designed to guard against sea attacks.

Look for Onofrio’s Fountain, a circular 15th-century fountain with 16 carved faces spouting water through their mouths. This fountain is now a popular meeting point. While here, be sure to see the nearby Franciscan Monastery, home to notable late-Romanesque cloisters and a historic pharmacy that has been operating since 1317.

Stroll down the pedestrianized main street of Stradun and note the polished stone paving blocks shimmering under the sun. At the far end of Stradun, you’ll find even more famous landmarks including Sponza Palace, a glorious mix of Gothic and Renaissance architectural styles, and the Baroque-style Dubrovnik Cathedral, which was rebuilt following the devastating earthquake.

Venture down the cobble lanes that branch off from Stradun to arrive at hidden squares lined with charming cafés, art galleries and restaurants. Return later in the evening to enjoy a Croatian meal or meet new friends at a bar.

Dubrovnik’s Old Town occupies a small area and is best explored on foot. Use the round fortified towers as landmarks to help you navigate.


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Soleil Luxury Rooms Old Town Dubrovnik
Soleil Luxury Rooms Old Town Dubrovnik
4 out of 5
PRIJEKO 15, Dubrovnik
The price is CA $76 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28

Located in Dubrovnik Old Town, this apartment building is steps away from Dubrovnik Synagogue, Sponza Palace and Rector's Palace. Dubrovnik Cathedral and Pile ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)

"The apartment is in a prime location - in the oldtown. Minutes to the restaurants. The place is clean and the host is responsive. Please travel light because of many steps to get to the apartment and when you get to the place, there are also lots of steps to get up to your apartment."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 8, 2020

Soleil Luxury Rooms Old Town Dubrovnik
PRIJEKO PALACE
PRIJEKO PALACE
4 out of 5
Prijeko 22, Dubrovnik
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Located in Dubrovnik Old Town, this bed & breakfast is steps away from War Photo Limited, Sponza Palace and Walls of Dubrovnik. Pile Gate and Rector's Palace ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (157 reviews)
great old city hotel and location

"Loved our stay here! Lovely hotel. The service and staff were amazing."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 23, 2020

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Dubrovnik Luxury Apartments
Dubrovnik Luxury Apartments
4 out of 5
Ulica Miha Pracata 4, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva
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The price is CA $99 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3

Located in Dubrovnik Old Town, this guesthouse is steps away from Church of the Holy Annunciation, Sponza Palace and Walls of Dubrovnik. Rector's Palace and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (35 reviews)

"Stylish and comfortable apartment in the heart of Dubrovnik's old town - a great find! Stayed with our 2 young children and they loved it!"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 21, 2020

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Rilati Old Town Palace
Rilati Old Town Palace
3 out of 5
Dinka Ranjine 7, Dubrovnik
The price is CA $76 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28

Located in Dubrovnik Old Town, this guesthouse is steps away from Orlando's Column, Rector's Palace and Church of St. Blaise. Sponza Palace and Bell Tower are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (153 reviews)
Amazing experience!

"Located just around Jesuit Stairs in the Old Town, it was an amazing experience to stay at this property. The room is spotless with everything that you might find necessary. Amazing bathroom, great AC, beautiful kitchenette, very clean bedsheets and even wonderful toiletries are all provided for ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 20, 2020

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Scalini Palace
Scalini Palace
4 out of 5
3 Boškoviceva ul., Dubrovnik, Dubrovacko-neretvanska županija
The price is CA $82 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Dubrovnik Old Town, this apartment building is steps away from Dubrovnik Synagogue, Sponza Palace and Rector's Palace. Dubrovnik Cathedral and Pile ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (52 reviews)
Nice hotel in the heart of the old town.

"Very nice hotel in the heart of the old town. Staff were fantastic and nothing too much bother. A lot of steps to the room but none the less, well worth it. I would recommend this quaint, clean and nicely presented hotel."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 20, 2020

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House Tereza
House Tereza
3 out of 5
Petilovrijenci 7, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva
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Located in Dubrovnik Old Town, this guesthouse is steps away from Stradun, Sponza Palace and Walls of Dubrovnik. Rector's Palace and Pile Gate are also within ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (57 reviews)
Best stay in Dubrovnik!

"Amazing!! Ana is the best!! The place is the best!"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 21, 2020

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