Dubrovnik Old Town in a day

Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It’s known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. It shot to fame after Games of Thrones released Dubrovnik as one of their filming sites. Since then, many GOT fans have been travelling here to see for themselves the actual historic sites they see in the TV series. Dubrovnik is a pretty city and can be covered in 1 day, even for non GOT fans, this place is worth your time visiting.

  1. Cable Car to Srd Hill

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Take the cable car to the top of Srd Hill where you will get the best paranomic view of the entire Old Town of Dubrovnik. At 415 metres above sea level, you will get a bird’s eye view of the surrounding island near to Dubrovnik as well. This should be your first itinerary so that you can enjoy Srd hill with less crowd.  A round ticket for an adult will cost Croatian Kuna 150,00 and the operating hours varies according to the season. You can check the timing here

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There is a Panorama restaurant and bar at the upper deck of the cable car station on top of the Srd Hill. The are the only restaurant in Dubrovnik with the best view so you can take in the entire beauty while having your lunch or even dinner when the town is lit. There will be so many angles for you to feed your cameras.

Address: Ulica kralja Petra Krešimira IV, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Google Map Link

2 Walls of Old Town

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Dubrovnik’s city walls are a series of defensive stone walls that stretch completely around the old town, a distance totaling 1,940 metres in length and reach a maximum height of about 25 metres . You can walk around the entire wall and see the Old Town from an aerial view as well as see some of the filming sites of Games of Thrones like The Bokar Fortress which was featured in seasons two of GOT as part of the King’s landing.

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The Seaside walls can also be seen in many scenes of GOT, the west wall near the Pile Gate is used as a practice yard in season four and The base of Minčeta Tower was used as the exterior of House of Undying in the town of Qarth. GOT fans will definitely enjoy this walk and non fans will still enjoy the views from the wall and the great photos you can get from the wall. The price to enter the wall is at 150 kn and the operating time differs in each season. You can check the timings here. You can find the stairs to the wall right at the entrance of Old Town.

3 Old Town

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The Old Town is full of medieval air and GOT fans can find even more filming locations within the Old Town. The Old Town has plenty of restaurants and cafes as well as souvenir shops. One of the souvenir shop to visit is the Dubrovnik City shop where you buy souvenir at cheaper prices and also get to sit on the metal throne of used in GOT.

4. Dubrovnik Cathedral/ Rector’s Palace, Dubrovnik

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The Rector’s Palace is a palace in the city of Dubrovnik that used to serve as the seat of the Rector of the Republic of Ragusa between the 14th century and 1808. It is now a elegant 14th-century Gothic-Renaissance palace museum featuring period furnishings & coats of arms. Personally the architecture is nice but there is nothing much to see in the museum. The cathedral is an early 18th-century baroque cathedral featuring a triptych by Titian & works by Italian masters.

5 Buza Bar

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This is the most bar with the most beautiful view in Old Town. Perched on top of the cliff of the old town, the bar over looks the Adriatic sea. They serve very simple bottle drinks, mostly alcoholic so you can just kick back your shoes and enjoy the view.

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To get here, you will have to follow this sign which is placed on the old town walls. You can follow the Google Map Link

6 Boat Cruise

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You can also take a boat cruise which will bring you to see Dubrovnik Old Town from outside the ancient walls as well as the surrounding islands.  The beautiful of the Adriatic sea will take all your fatigue for the day.

7 High Tea in Hilton Hotel

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Kick back and relax in Hilton’s lounge facing the Adriatic sea. With great service and good food, it is definitely a place to relax.

8 Old Town Night Views and Dinner

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Old Town at night has a totally different feel from the day and it is a very enjoyable walk enjoying the evening breeze through the town.

Something to end your perfect day in Dubrovnik is to have a seafood dinner where you will get the freshest and sweetest seafood from the sea. You will see many restaurants offering seafood platters like the one above but be sure to also try out their grilled squid and I bet it will be the best you will ever have.

 

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