One Day in Dubrovnik - What To See, Eat and Do

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One Day in Dubrovnik - What To See, Eat and Do

20 June 2019

Cruising to the land of Game of Thrones? Croatia is a gorgeous country with pebbled beaches, crystal clear water, and history galore. The medieval town of Dubrovnik, with its crumbling walls and quaint harbour, is a gem on the Adriatic coast. If you’re lucky enough to stop for a day in this beautiful place, here’s what you can’t miss.

An absolute must-do in Dubrovnik is a walk of the city walls which enclose the historic Old Town. It’s a popular tourist attraction for a reason; the views of the Old Town and the surrounding Adriatic are spectacular. It’s a couple of kilometres long, and you’ll pass fortresses, the harbour, and endless terracotta rooftops set against a backdrop of turquoise seas. Go early, as there’s quite a lot of stairs and walking on the loop and it can get pretty hot up there when the midday sun strikes!

After you’ve finished the city walls, take a walk down Stradun. It’s the Old Town’s main pedestrian street and divides the city into two equal parts. What once used to be a channel is now a paved limestone promenade which is closed to traffic, making it a pedestrian-only zone dotted with shops, restaurants, cafes, and boutiques. Almost all roads in the Old Town lead to Stradun, so you can’t miss it – and nor should you! It’s a beautiful old street to walk and simply absorb the atmosphere of Dubrvonik. If you’re worked up an appetite with all this walking, stop by at Buffet Skola which is situated just off Stradun in a narrow alleyway typical of Dubrovnik. It’s a sandwich bar where freshly baked bread is crammed with generous portions of local cheese and meat. Eat on the go, so that you can cram in more of Dubrovnik’s plentiful charms.

For Game of Thrones fans, there are opportunities galore to relive some of the show’s most iconic moments. Do the research yourself and visit them alone, or book a guided Game of Thrones tour which will show you all of the filming locations and give you new insights into the production and filming of one of the world’s most successful TV shows. If you have teenagers, they’ll absolutely love it. If not, why not do a kayaking tour? You’ll get to see the island from a different perspective, fit in some exercise, and have a chance to swim or snorkel in the azure waters.

After all of that, it’s definitely time for a drink. One of the city’s best spots is Buza Bar, which is perched on the side of a cliff and features panoramic vistas of the Adriatic Sea. It’s also famed for the cliff-jumping and swimming, so adrenaline junkies and water babies will be able to cool off with a dip in the ocean. The bar is only open in spring and summer and getting there is a bit of an adventure; there’s only one entrance which is almost unmarked and which you have to access through a door in the portion of the city walls overlooking the island of Lokrum. It simply says ‘cold drinks’ but don’t be fooled – it leads to one of the most beautiful spots in all of Dubrovnik. As you can imagine, it’s also a pretty incredible place to catch the sunset if you have time. Order an ice cold Ozujsko lemon beer and enjoy!

Buza Bar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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If Buza Bar doesn’t take your fancy for views and sunsets, the Dubrovnik Cable Car is sure to impress you. A few minutes’ ride takes you to a viewing platform on Mt. Srd, where you’ll enjoy 360 degree views of the city. Timing it with sunset makes for some unforgettable photo opportunities, but it’s a brilliant experience at any time of the day.

Cable Car:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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