Gradac Park

Situated just a short walk from the Old Town,  on the top of the cliffs above Danče beachGradac Park is an ideal place to come and spend some time in the beautiful and tranquil nature.

The park was established in the 19th century (1898) as a 17000 m2 tranquil zone for people to enjoy nature close to the hear of the Town.

Dotted around the park there are numerous benches where you can sit and enjoy the shade, nature and views over Lovrijenac, sea and roofs of the Old town.

The park also features small pond with some goldfish slowly swimming around.

Views from Gradac to south side over Dance bay and over the sea

Photo: Views to south side over Dance bay and over the sea

I love to come here as much as I can on every visit to the town especially if it is hot and busy around Stradun and Porporela. What I do in summer is first to have a nice swim down in Danče and then climb the steps to Gradac to cool down and enjoy the views, peace and shade.

Game of Thrones Season 4 filming location of Purple Wedding Feast was here in Gradac Park

Note: * Game of Thrones Season 4 filming location of Purple King Joffrey’s wedding was here in Gradac Park (see video); Photo – views over Lovrijenac fort

Plenty of shade to enjoy among the mature pine trees

Photo: Plenty of shade to enjoy among tall and mature pine trees.

The best spots in the Park are often taken by people who like to read here

Photo: The best spots in the Park are often taken by people who like to read here

Views over Franciscan convent and church of Sveta Marija 

Photo: Views over Franciscan convent and church of Sveta Marija 

views from Park over the sea and horizon

Some lovely seascape details can be enjoyed here

private garden with lush vegetation and lovely colonnade

Along the steps that lead to the park, on your left side you can see this beautiful mature private garden with lush vegetation and lovely colonnade

Getting to Gradac

  • From the Old Town walk out from the town walls through Pile Gate and continue further along the street of Ulica Branitelja Dubrovnika. After about 5 min walk turn to  Ulica Dante Alighieri street, pass near restaurant Sesame and continue left along Ulica Don Frana Bulica which leads to the park.
  • From Lapad and Babin Kuk – take bus no 6 towards Pile. Get out of the bus in Boninovo and walk down the Ulica Branitelja Dubrovnika street for few minutes. Turn right in Ulica Rudimira Rotera street up along the narrow staircase that will take you to the Park.
  • From Gruž – take bus no 1 towards Pile, get off in Boninovao and follow instructions as above.

Location Map of Park Gradac

Gradac park Dubrovnik

GPS Coordinates: 42°38’31.2″N 18°06’06.9″E; Address:Ulica Don Frana Bulica, Dubrovnik

Gradac cliff viewed from Dance
Gradac cliff viewed from Dance