Lovrijenac is one of the 5 forts of the Dubrovnik city walls, situated west from Old Town on a 37-metres high rock. The fort itself is a strong symbol of freedom and survival for Dubrovnik and today it is one of the most important cultural and artistic venues, hosting the Dubrovnik Summer Festival and other theatre events.
The Old Town of Dubrovnik is full of surprises. After entering the town through the gate at Pile, you will arrive in Stradun - also called Placa - a well visited promenade and a perfect meeting place full of shopping possibilities and culinary endeavors which will bring your Dubrovnik visit to another level.
The rich Dubrovnik heritage boasts with over 20 churches and chappels in the Old Town, along with the Dubrovnik cathedral and the Baroque church named by the Dubrovnik patron Saint Blaise. Explore the city and discover its hidden gems.
Marin Držić square - known by the locals as "in front of Our Lady's Church" - is located in front of the Dubrovnik cathedral. Explore the local life in Dubrovnik and you might see a wedding, join the local festival or simply see the gathering of the locals or of numerous street artists.
The Lokrum Island
Lokrum, today also known as the island of love, was first mentioned in the 11th century. The legends of the island's heritage include Maximilian von Habsburg, exotic plants and Richard the Lionheart, who found shelter on the island coming back from the crusade wars.
A picturesque village located 20 km west from Dubrovnik, the name Trsteno derives from the Croatian word 'trstika', a common variety of sweet cane growing due to the specific micro climate. The Trsteno Arboretum is the oldest one in the world and features a unique blend of rare exotic plants, Mediterranean and Alpine vegetation.
The Elaphite Islands consist of 13 islands amongst which only 3 are inhabitated: Koločep, Šipan and Lopud. Sunbathe on the sandy beaches or discover hidden nature and culture treasures. After a day of exploring the islands, pamper yourself with some of the local gastronomic delicacies.
Dubrovnik offers many picture-perfect views to capture during your stay. Create unforgettable memories and take panoramic photos of the city from Srđ, a 413 metres high hill with the best view over the Old Town. Take the cable car to get on the hill, take the perfect picture and then visit the Dubrovnik war museum.
Lazaretto and the Old City Harbour
A very important harbour in the medieval times, Dubrovnik welcomes travellers from all around the world. Considering the contageous diseases spreading in the city, Dubrovnik started building the lazarettos, isolation hospitals for travelers coming from suspicious areas. Lazarettos were built in Cavtat and on the islands of Mrkan, Bobara, Supetar and Ploče.
Discover the Legends of Dubrovnik
Visit the top 10 most famous spots but don't miss the chance to learn about Dubrovnik's cultural heritage. The history of Dubrovnik is ancient, interesting and full of mysteries. From the story about Richard The Lionheart to the important role of Saint Blaise, learn everything about the city and discover all the legends about charming Dubrovnik.