About Dubrovnik

A Short introduction to Dubrovnik:

Dubrovnik is a well-known town in Dalmatia, located almost at the very end of Croatian territories.
The town stretches about 6 kilometres – starting from the west from river Rijeka Dubrovacka / Ombla in Mokosica to the peninsula of Sveti Jakov in the east.
The wider area of the town includes Lapad peninsula, where most of the Dubrovnik hotels and beaches are located. Gruž is western part of the town where Dubrovnik’s main harbour, ferry terminals and bus station is located. Other areas include Pile, Ploce, Boninovo, Kono (see all suburbs on the map)

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The oldest part of Dubrovnik, the Old Town is located east of Lapad at the bottom of Srd hill. It has well preserved cultural and historical heritage and is therefore inscribed on the UNESCO’s List of World Heritage Sites. Old Town’s street and squares are stone-paved while the architecture consists of elegant terraced houses, monasteries, churches, palaces, galleries and museums. 
Except for its historical heritage, Dubrovnik also offers good holiday opportunity in terms of sea, sun, nightlife, restaurants and taverns with various specialities of local as well as international cuisine. Nowadays, Dubrovnik has a population of about 44 thousand.

Dubrovnik City Walls Map
map of the town walls

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Neighbourhoods in Dubrovnik:

  • Old Town is the area of the town that is located within its medieval walls. Most of the town’s main attractions and historic buildings as well as cafes, restaurants and art galleries are situated there. The main street in the Old Town is Stradun that connects Pile and Ploče gates and Porporela, the old harbourread more
  • Pile is the neighbourhood between Pile Gate and Boninovo.
  • Ploče is the neighbourhood between Old town and Sveti Jakov suburb, situated on the slopes of Srđ hill offering great views over Lokrum and the Old town. The popular beach Banje, as well as some fantastic hotels, are also located here.
  • Gruž is the eastern, working-class neighbourhood where ferry port and main bus station is located.
  • Lapad is the south-east neighbourhood, situated between Boninovo and Babin Kuk.
  • Babin Kuk is the furthermost part of Lapad peninsula that features popular swimming spots as well as numerous large hotels.

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