Dubrovnik at a glance
Located on the Adriatic coast, Dubrovnik is a popular Mediterranean destination; a beautiful, sea port city with an illustrious past, where fortified walls of the Old Town trace their way to an enchanting coastline and orange tiled rooftops glow against a backdrop of deep blue sea.
With early beginnings as a Roman settlement, Dubrovnik’s much sought-after maritime location proved its undoing as nations battled over its ownership. From the 7th century, the city’s famous walls were constructed as a defensive line against hostile invaders and throughout the city’s history new additions and extensions were added. Today much of the wall still encircles Dubrovnik and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Dubrovnik boasts many old structures, some dating as far back as the 14th century. The city’s Old Town is the best place to take in the historic atmosphere where monasteries, ancient carvings, bell towers and Baroque style architecture abound.
Perfect if you’re looking for:
- Historic attractions
- Picturesque setting
- A peaceful city break
Dubrovnik’s Old Town is entirely pedestrianised and easy to navigate by foot. There is also an extensive public bus network.
Dining in Dubrovnik
Seafood is king in Dubrovnik and you won’t have to look hard to make fresh oysters, mussels and shrimp part of your dining experience. Many restaurants tend to cater to high-end tastes and can be expensive, but with a little exploring you can also find establishments that like to keep things simple with freshly prepared local favourites.
Must-try local dishes:
- Black risotto – a risotto made with the ink of a cuttlefish
- Meat “under the iron bell” – a meat (often pork, veal or lamb) mixed with potatoes and slow roasted under an iron “bell” covered in hot embers
- Mantala – a firm, sticky, sweet made from the paste of grapes mixed with orange peels, wheat flour, cloves, cinnamon, almonds and walnuts
Dubrovnik’s open air market in the old town are charming and are an authentic, unforgettable experience.
Whilst the Brits have the bowler hat and the French, the beret, Croatia has the cravat, so why not pick up these fashionable neck ties in one of the numerous unique boutiques dotted around Dubrovnik!
Osprey Holidays top tips
Mount Srd offers a spectacular panorama of Dubrovnik and the sparkling Adriatic Sea. The beautiful views from Fort Imperial or from the white stone cross that epitomises Dubrovnik's deep faith moe than make up for the tedious climb to reach the top!
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Osprey Holidays can create a fabulous short break to Dubrovnik designed completely around your needs. We can arrange whatever you need, including:
- All travel and transfers on days of your choice
- Accommodation from our handpicked range of Dubrovnik hotels, to suit your budget and requirements
Our award-winning team can provide expert advice and recommendations, from general questions to tiny details. Contact us now for your tailor-made itinerary.
- Important information
Population 42,615 Languages Croatian Currency Euro Visa Information No visa required for UK citizens
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- Interesting facts
Take the cable car journey up Mount Srd for the most breathtaking view of the city.
- Featured accommodation
- Distance from airports
Dubrovnik 15 km