Attractions in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik enchants each visitor with it city walls, fortresses, numerous valuable sacral objects and museums.
Because of its monumental walls and well preserved cultural monuments, Dubrovnik has been included in UNESCO's Register of World Architectural Heritage in 197.
In the region itself are 168 protected historical sites, traditional settlements, 1436 protected historical buildings churches, monasteries and other complexes... plus, whole regions of landscapes with historical features.
Nature reserve, Beach, Nude beach
Nature lovers, the majority of visitors, would like a refreshing dip in summer to cool off. And Lokrum offers the perfect opportunity.
Passing through the large »Vrata Ribarnice« built in the 14th century at the end of Stradun, you enter the city port.
At the very end of the Stradun, on its north-east side, the most splendid profane building, the Sponza palace, was built in the period from 1516. to 1521. as a commercial centre of medieval Dubrovnik with a mint, a Custom-House, a weights and measures office, etc.
The only open-market inside Old Town will charm you with it's summer scents of lavender and honey.
After entering the Old town trough Pile gate, immediately on your right hand side you will see the polygonal Onofrio Fountain.
The Rector's palace is the most impressive building of great historic and artistic value.
The Stradun is the biggest, longest and widest street in Dubrovnik, of which its inhabitants are proud.
Trough this Gate, the French army led by Napoleon entered Ragusa 1806. Soon after, the Republic was abolished.
The "Street of the Wells" runs parallel to the Placa (Stradun) with its entire length.
A the end of the Old port, there is a pier with a red beacon at the end. A lovely place to sit and think.
The aquarium is located on the ground floor of the 700 year old St John's fortress on the southeastern side of the old city port and is stocked with various sea life.
The walls were built from the 13th to the 18th century, constantly added to and strengthened, without ever having to be used for the purpose for which they were built, thanks to the skillful diplomacy of Dubrovnik.