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Dubrovnik Pocket Guide

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Known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. As you walk down the old town's main, marbled thoroughfare 'Placa', there's something wrong with you if you don't look around, take a deep breath and think to yourself 'life is good'. This street is also one of the world's best people-watching strips. When not doing that, you can swim in some of Europe's clearest waters, walk the city's famed walls or dine in restaurants that won't break the bank. Then once the Old Town is covered you can see what's beyond the city walls to find the beachside neighbourhood of Lapad and more.


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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out where's best for pizza, where's good for seafood, and the best place to eat 'alfresco' in Dubrovnik.
  • After Dark What are the best bars, where's good to catch a sunset and more.
  • Did you know? Some interesting facts about the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'.
  • Budget Tips Discover how to save money when down at the beach, what to do with those empty water bottles and more.

Dubrovnik City Reviews

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    Dubrovnik

    Cool city that's really touristy. The inner city is cool but you only need to go there once. Kind of expensive for Croatia.

    Insider Tip:Get AWAY from the tourist beaches. You can find really cool isolated spots along the Adriatic.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Dubrovnik, Undoubtedly beautiful, but touristy and expensive

    Dubrovnik is absolutely stunning, so well preserved and romantic, it's hard to hate. What's easy to hate is the crowds, mainly the older types who come in organised tours and cruise ships. Avoid the peak summer season if you can, even late September and early Oct can still be busy.

    Insider Tip:Eating out in Dubrovnik is expensive, especially inside the old town. if you're looking for affordable food, go outside the city walls and try the local bakeries, you can eat (take away) for under $5.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Very crowded

    I liked Old Town Dubrovnik but even in September, it was extremely crowded with tourists. It was quite suffocating! The city itself is beautiful but a bit pricey compared to Hvar and Korcula. I recommend visiting the nearby island called Lokrum! There are boat taxis that can transport you there for 70kuna (return) per person. It's beautiful and much more peaceful than Old Town!

    Insider Tip:Weekends are quite hellish due to the hoards of tourists! Be aware of whether there are cruise ships nearby because they drop off over 2000+ people each cruise ship into Old Town and it will be SUPER CROWDED. When we were there, there were 4 cruise ships = 8000++ people in Old Town itself! Suffocating!!!

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Great city!!

    Old town is very beautiful! The walls around the city are amazing! The weather is good! and you can enjoy nice beaches! But be careful, inside od town everything its very expensive, especially on the main road!

    Insider Tip:Go to Buza Bar! Its on the rocks right outside the Walls of old town! You can do some Cliff Jumping on the ocean! =D Trekking to the fort on the mountain, 30 minutes walk! and you can get an espectular view of the entire old town with the walls, ocean and everything!

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Dubrovnik is a great place to visit

    We loved our trip to Dubrovnik. The historical centre is beautiful with lots of cafés, bars and restaurants.

    Insider Tip:Take the cable car to the top of the hill- the views are great!

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