23 Oct 2019 - 24 Oct 2019
2 guests - 1 room
The Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik is known for its beautiful architecture and gorgeous beaches. According to George Bernard Shaw, “those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik and find it." These days the UNESCO World Heritage city is one of the top tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, and is home to the lion’s share of Croatia’s luxury hotels. In the past few years it has become even more popular, as HBO’s Game of Thrones uses the city as a filming location.
Whether it’s history, culture, or stunning beaches you’re after, Dubrovnik has it all. If you’re planning a trip to Dubrovnik, try basing youself in one of the following neighbourhoods.
CNN Travel puts Dubrovnik amongst its top five medieval walled cities, and a quick stroll around the old town will show you why. No army ever breached the walls, and even the 17th Century earthquake which shook the city was no match for them. The majority of Dubrovnik’s historic attractions are located in the old town, peppered alongside Stradun: the avenue which has served as Dubrovnik’s main street since the 13th Century. The Old Town is very popular with tourists, and boasts a good selection of restaurants, luxury hotels, and souvenir shops.
Walk out of the Old Town’s East Gate and you’ll find yourself in Ploce, home to Dubrovnik’s most glamorous hotels. Most of the hotels in Ploce have their own private beaches, as well as swimming pools and relaxing bar terraces. The popular city beach, Banje, is in this neighbourhood and is a great place to soak in the sunshine or party the night away in the nearby restaurant and nightclub complex. Sveti Jakov beach is a local favourite, and is quieter than the city beach. It can be reached on foot in twenty minutes by walking along the picturesque Vlaha Bukovca from Banje.
If you want to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, Babin Kuk is the place to be. The neighbourhood sits on a peninsula, bordered on three sides by pebbled beaches and rocky coves. Babin Kuk is mostly geared towards tourists, meaning there are plenty of shops and restaurants as well as a wide range of hotels in all price brackets. It’s also home to the Copacabana, Dubrovnik’s longest beach. It’s pebbly, so leave your beach towel in the hotel room and rent a deckchair instead.
The lungs of Dubrovnik, Lapad is known for its wooded walking trails, pedestrian zones, and beachside promenade. Accommodation tends to be more affordable than hotels in Ploce and Old Town, making it a great base for budget travellers. There’s some great beachfront along Lapad Bay, and plenty of quaint restaurants and bars where you can spend a relaxing evening. Although Lapad has lots of big hotels, it’s also a residential suburb, meaning you can really rub shoulders with the locals.
The cablecar is a must, especially early evening. Watching the sun set from the restaurant at the top on my birthday was a great memory! Walking around the walls of the city is essential even if you aren’t a game of thrones fan!
Game of Thrones fans would love this place as it is the setting for King's Landing. Upon a quick Google search, it is quite easy to connect the GoT CGI to the reality in Dubrovnik. The sunset at the Old Town is beautiful
I absolutely loved Dubrovnik. It's definitely one of my favorite places in the Europe. There's so much history behind it that it's unreal. We walked trough Stradun and we really enjoyed it. There's a lot of restaurants, bars and small shops for the tourists but you kind of feel cozy. The huge, 300 year old walls are surrounding this main street. I would love to come again because of how I was feeling while I was there which is absolutely amazing. I recommend it!!!
I was there 4 days and we had a lot of fun! The thing I loved the most about it was that my favorite show GOT was filming there so we had to explore every place that they have been shooting the scenes. I absolutely loved how beautiful and blue the sea is, I mean wow, what an amazing view!!! Dubrovnik is a really popular city nowadays and now I am truly convinced why. There is not a thing that you cannot love there or be pleasantly surprised. The only thing that might not like it is that it is a pretty expensive city... But beside that you will forget about that and instead you're gonna find yourself enjoying in the beautiful and historical buildings.