Old Town, Dubrovnik

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At Old Town, learn how the "Pearl of the Adriatic" developed as a major Mediterranean power after the 13th century. Dubrovnik, which holds a significant place in the history of city planning, joined the list of World Heritage Sites in 1979. Climb the preserved white-stone defensive walls, with mighty forts and towers. Take in a panoramic view of the crystal clear sea and the countryside. As you wander, you'll pass old residential houses with red roof tops as well as Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque palaces, churches, and fountains. Consider a guided custom tour, tailored to your liking. Plan to visit Old Town and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dubrovnik attractions using our Dubrovnik road trip app .
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  • It is well preserved and so beautiful! We were looking for food and the streets are full if it. And its the set for kings Landing, and for a good reason. Love it!  more »
  • Visited Croatia during August which is the peak season. Obviously there were mountains of people, and things are really expensive at this place, especially during the summer. Nonetheless, this city is...  more »
  • Brilliant historic and wonderful. Amazing but really hot unless you move from the main street down the side streets. Set in a valley so many many steps of polished travertine.  more »

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Where to stay in Dubrovnik

One of Croatia's major tourist destinations, Dubrovnik remains one of the most expensive cities in the country, especially if you wish to stay in the old town at peak season. You can choose from upscale hotel rooms just east of the old town, but for budget-friendly beds you may have to go as far as the outskirts of town. Many locals rent small rooms in their private homes, so look for rental signs in windows or check with the city's tourist office.
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