15 Breathtakingly beautiful places in Dubrovnik

The stunning Croatian city of stone and light, Dubrovnik is one of the most picturesque locations in the Balkans. The city is filled with limestone streets, baroque buildings, and big sea-facing walls representing the story of resilience and liberty. No wonder it attracts tourists worldwide who experience the rich history preserved in monuments and ancient buildings of the city. Most visited places include main street Stardun, Banje beach, and the iconic Walls of Dubrovnik.

In Dubrovnik you will find some beautiful attractions that you just cannot miss! Places like Sponza Palace, Sailing And Sea Kayaking, and Kayak Around Croatia’s Coastlines and many more. Continue reading to know more.

1. Sponza Palace

The Sponza Palace, in Croata, was built from 1516 to 1522. It is an elegant palace with a courtyard that makes it an ideal place for weddings or other ceremonial occasions. It is well known for its rich history and intricate architecture. Visitors would surely be at awe when they see the beauty of the Sponza Palace firsthand

2. Sailing And Sea Kayaking

When in the city of Dubrovnik, one fo the most unique way of admiring the beautiful view of the Adriatic ocean and the walls of the city is through sailing and sea Kayaking. It is an exciting and one of a kind experience that one cannot forget. These activities are perfect for those looking for another way of sightseeing rather than just strolling and those who loves to get wet and explore.

3. Kayak Around Croatia’s Coastlines

Kayaking around Croatia’s coastlines is surely an exciting way for adventurous tourists to admire the splendid views the Croatia offers. Venture outside the famous walls of Dubrovnik,a UNSECO-listed city, and paddle around to view the magnificent sights of Lokrum Island and Lovrijenac Fort. Afterwards, wander into various sea caves while stopping for a quick break on a hidden beach. With Croatia’s long coastlines, there are still a lot of perfect kayaking spots with beautiful views of the country. Kayaking around is surely ideal for fit and active travellers looking for a unique way for sightseeing.

4. Trsteno Arboretum

Local nobleman Ivan Marinov Gučetić-Gozze built a villa and garden on this site in 1494. A few years later, his residence became a center of Renaissance humanism in this Croatian city. Today, tourists are drawn to this arboretum partly because of the beautiful view of the Adriatic Sea. The garden’s trees and plants, which include two 500-year-old Oriental Plane trees, also make the arboretum an attractive place for botany enthusiasts. Those who simply want to relax in a calm and peaceful setting are also richly rewarded in this beautiful garden.

5. Take A Cable Car To Mount SRD

When travelling to Mount Srd while in the city of Dubrovnik, visitors should not miss riding the cable car up to the mountain. Taking a cable car to the top of the mountain is the most convenient and swift way to get to Mount Srd. Tourists may experience the voted second-most popular activity to do in the city at The Dubrovnik Cable Car Station, located at Ulica Kralja Petra Krešimira IV. Not only riding a cable car is convenient compared to hiking or climbing the mountain, it also offers a good view of the city where riders could admire and better see the beauty of the city.

6. Lokrum

Lokrum is a beautiful island that is just a 10-minute ferry ride from the city of Dubrovnik. The island is not only known for the various oaks, pine and olive trees that tower over island, but it is also a popular swimming spot. Although the island’s beaches may be rocky, this does not stop visitors from getting under the sun. The island of Lokrum is perfect for those who love being in the great outdoors as lush and green nature surrounds them which gives off a tranquil and peaceful vibes. It is also easy to get to the island as tours are offered by the locals to really understand the history of the island as well as to explore it wholly.

7. Mljet

The first accounts and descriptions of MLJET were written by ancient Greco-Roman geographers. This is a haven for nature lovers and those looking for a place to relax and unwind. Families make up the majority of the visitors. Mljet is particularly ideal for sports enthusiasts; there are bike and scooter routes, as well as opportunities to run around the lakes or simply wander through the forests. Totally unique in comparison to other seaside destinations, and highly recommended!

8. Walk On Dubrovnik’s City Walls

The city of Dubrovnik is famous for being the walled city overlooking the sea. Its monumental walls are considered to be the city’s most unique and famous feature as the walls not only protect the city but also offers a majestic sight that is to do die for. When walking on top of Dubrovnik city walls, tourists are able to see what the city has to offer, from its beautiful architecture of buildings to its lively town squares as well as hidden narrow streets. On the other side, the magnificent view of the Adriatic sea greets onlookers as they feel the sea breeze. Walking on the walls of Dubrovnik is a unique and wonderful experience that should not be missed.

9. Korčula

Korčula, located in Dubrovnik, is an island surrounded by the Adriatic sea. It is dubbed as the miniature Dubrovnik as everything offered by the city can be seen on the island. The island offers magnificent views of the Adriatic sea as well as captivating sights of mountain ranges.

10. Dominican Monastery

Dominican Monastery, located in Dubrovnik, is a religious complex that features a church with Gothic style architecture as well as a museum full of art and artifacts. It was built in 1315 and is regarded to be one of the largest Gothic buildings in Dubrovnik.

11. Rector’s Palace

Rector’s Palace is a historical palace in Dubrovnik that once served the centre of the government as well as the official residence of the Rector. It was built and designed by an italian architect in 1463 and has preserved furnitures on display. It is also well known for its captivating architecture.

12. Game Of Thrones Filming Locations

There is no doubt that the city of Dubrovnik looks magical. That is why the producers of the hit fantasy TV series Game of Thrones (GoT) chose many of the city’s locations to shoot dramatic scenes of Medieval wars and pageantry. The waterfront area of Pile Harbor, for one, was used as the harbor of the fictional place called King’s Landing. The stairs of Saint Ignatius Church, on the other hand, served as a dramatic backdrop to depict Cersei Lannister’s “walk of shame.” The City Walls also became the breathtaking meeting place of GoT monarchs as they discussed alliances and military defenses. Locations like these number to around 10, so you’ll be spoilt for choice if you know where to look.

13. The Town Of Stari Grad

Stari Grad is a town on the northern side of the island of Hvar in Dalmatia, Croatia. There are a lot to see when visiting the town but it’s famous for Stari Grad Plains, an agricultural landscape established by the Greeks in the 4th BC. The plains were preserved entirely in its original form and has been part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage from 2018 due to its importance of showcasing the Greeks’ system of agriculture which were important in human settlement. Aside from this, the town of Stari Grad is perfect for those who prefer quiet and serene places as its atmosphere is relaxing. The white-stone streets, bougainvillea and the smell of lavender in the air makes the town appear picturesque as well as cozy.

14. Dubrovnik Cathedral Of The Assumption Of The Virgin Mary

Dubrovnik Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, located in Dubrovnik, is a Roman Catholic Church with Roman Baroque architecture. It is famous for its treasury’s collections of reliquaries as well as the its dome shaped ceiling and beautiful architecture.

15. Dubrovnik Cathedral

Contributed partially by Richard the Lion Heart, a known English King, the Dubrovnik Cathedral stands in grandeur even today. One of the significant work of art within the cathedral is found in the main altar with the version of the assumption of the virgin being portrayed. It is also known for the connection it has with the seaports of the Mediterranean sea.

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