Dubrovnik Sights

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Visiting local sights, important buildings, squares and monuments in medieval Old town is one of the most interesting things to do in Dubrovnik:

Map of Dubrovnik Sights:


Click on yellow markers to see locations of churches and other religious establishments, red markers shows museums in Dubrovnik while blue markers shows monuments. Green markers represents nearest beaches on the map. See also conventional Old Town Map

Dubrovnik Old Town:

Old TownDubrovnik Old Town : Jutting out into the Adriatic Sea with a backdrop of rugged limestone mountains, Dubrovnik and its Old Town is known as one of the world’s finest and most perfectly preserved medieval cities in the world…read more

Medieval Town Walls:

Dubrovnik City WallsTown Walls – built all around the Old Town of Dubrovnik, at the seashore, to protect town from pirates and other unwelcome guests. These enormous walls that encircle the entire Dubrovnik Old Town, dotted by towers and overlooking the sea, are indeed the city’s most famous feature…read moreEntry ticket for Dubrovnik city walls ; Dubrovnik city walls map

The Old Port of Dubrovnik  with Porporela – sea gate to old town

City Gates:

City GatesMedieval city gates to the Old Town :

  • Buza Gate – also known as Vrata od Buže is a northern entrance to the Old Town that leads from Iza Grada street – more info
  • Pile Gate – The main entrance to Old Town used to have a wooden drawbridge which used to be  pulled up at night to prevent unwelcome guests entering- more info
  • Ploče Gate – The main entrance to Old Town from the Eastern side, also known as Vrata od Ploča were built at the end of 14th century – more info

Fortresses / Towers:

Fortresses / TowersBokar Fortress (Bokar Tower) – Located at the top of steep cliff on the western corner of Dubrovnik’s city walls, Tvrđava Bokar was built with intention to defend the town’s main entrance Pile Gate, its bridge and moat – more info

Lovrijenac Fortress (Lovrijenac Tower) – also known as St. Lawrence Fortress, located on a large cliff just outside the western edge of Dubrovnik’s town walls – more info ; Access Path to Lovrijenac ; Statue of Sveti Vlaho at Lovrijenac

Minčeta Fortress (Minceta Tower) – one of the most prominent and most visited Dubrovnik’s protecting towers as well as the highest point of its defence system..read more

Revelin Fortress (Revelin Tower) – located just outside the town walls as part of the Ploče Gate entrance to the Old town was built as protection of the Eastern side of the Town- more info

Sveti Ivan Tower – huge fortress at the Town’s sea gate built to protect the town from the eastern side, nowadays housing aquarium and maritime museum  – more info

The Clock Tower (Bell Tower) – an elegant 31 m high timepiece, dating from 15th century is a magnificent landmark of the Old Town – more info

Palaces:

Sponza PalacePalaces – built in early 1500s, designed by architect Pasij Milicevic, one of the very few buildings to survive Dubrovnik’s  1667 earthquake..read more

Knežev Dvor (Rector’s Palace) – A popular Rector’s Palace located in Ulica Pred Dvorom, just south of Luža Square originally built in 13 th century ..read more

Squares:

SquaresStradun – the main square and promenade in the heart of the Old town – more info ; Window Shutters along the Stradun – lovely dark green shutters

Gundulic Square also known as Gunduliceva Poljana, romantic square just around the corner from Rector’s Palace – more info ; Gundulićeva Poljana: an open-air market in Dubrovnik Old Town

  • Jesuit Stairs – an elegant Baroque stairs just off Gunduliceva Poljana leading up to the Jesuit Church..read more

Luža Square – small square at the very end of Stradun bordered by Sponza, Bell tower and Church of Saint Blaise

Monasteries:

MonasteriesDominican Monastery –  located just behind the Sponza Palace and Ploce Gate, dating from 14 th century, features beautiful stairways, museum and cloister..read more

Franciscan Monastery (Franjevacki Samostan Male Brace) –

Churches:

ChurchesChurch of Saint Blaise in Dubrovnik Old Town also know as Crkva Svetog Vlaha – Baroque church built between 1706 and 1714 on the site of a 14 th century Romanesque church  damaged in the 1667 earthquake..read more

St. Saviour Church (Crkva Svetog Spasa) – single nave building with a Gothic-cross-ribbed vault, considered to be the first comprehensive Renaissance style – more info

Dubrovnik Cathedral – lovely and large cathedral in the heart of the Old Town – more info and photos

Fountains and Columns:

Onofrio’s FountainColumns – lovely fountain at the very beginning of Stradun, Dubrovnik popular landmark – more info ;

Orlando’s Column (Orlandov Stup) – popular meeting point in the very heart of the Old town – read more

Tours around the Old Town and beyond: