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Dubrovnik is one of the most well-preserved fortified cities in the world. It is located on the Adriatic seacoast of southern Croatia, jutting out into the water on a small peninsula backed by mountains. In fact, it is so well fortified that it was able to resist invasion and survive as an independent city-state (known as Ragusa) until the early 1800s.

Although Dubrovinik gets very crowded with tourists, it is still a magnificent sight to see - it is like walking through an open-air museum. There are a number of interesting buildings to tour in Dubrovnik. A few notable ones included the Cathedral, St. Blaise's church, the Dominican and Franciscan monasteries, the Sponza Palace and the Rector's Palace. Dubrovnik is also full of cafes and restaurants to relax in after a few hours of sightseeing.

One thing that everyone must do in Dubrovnik is take a walk along the tops of the city's walls. This walk provides some of the best views in town and gives you a good feel for the city's layout.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Well-preserved architecture, spectacular setting
  • Cons:crowds of tourists
  • In a nutshell:One of the must-see sights in Southern Europe
  • Last visit to Dubrovnik: Jun 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    What lovely landscapes! Sponza Palace, monastery, and churches are stunning. Nice page!

  • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2010 at 8:11 PM

    I'm planning to see Dubrovnik next year. Thanks for this great preview. Your tips are to the point and easy to read.

  • MM212's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2008 at 5:31 AM

    I've always been fascinated by Dubrovnik. I hope to make it here some day.

  • triplehelix's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2006 at 9:22 PM

    mmm croatia! i've always wanted to go there. someday i will. thanks for the tips!

  • Jasen71's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2006 at 5:50 PM

    Great pages on a great city! I was here as a child on a family holiday.. I should return!!

  • EllenH's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2006 at 8:54 AM

    Can't wait to get here but I am sure we won't be staying at that hotel :)

  • madamx's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2006 at 7:44 AM

    Thanks for some great tips and photos of Dubrovnik, we're hoping to be there next year ~ Helen

  • Tom_Fields's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2006 at 10:13 PM

    Thanks for your comment. I like your Dubrovnik page. It is a marvelous city.

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2006 at 8:39 AM

    Hello from Finland! Dubrovnik is one of the places I would like to visit this year and after reading your tips even more so. My daughter spent a holiday in Montenegro and made a day trip to Dubrovnik and loved both. Cheers, Sini

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2006 at 8:16 AM

    I booked flights to Dubrovnik today! Thanks for the tip about Montenegro -good one! leyle


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