The City of Dubrovnik buzzes with life all year around. The astonishing beauty of the marble-clad Old Town is contained within the city walls; people flock to its squares, picturesque narrow alleyways, cafés and bars. The clean beaches and the crystal-clear blue water surrounding the city walls of Dubrovnik captivate the visitor with their charm.
1kn = 100 lipas
National Protection and Rescue Directorate 112
Emergency numbers 94
Dubrovacki vjesnik (good for listings of events)
Vecernji List (national newspaper)
Dubrovnik Times (newspapers in english)
Most shops are generally open between 09.00 to 19.00/20.00, seven days a week however it can be limited opening hours during the winter months.
Banks are usually open Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 20.00, Saturday 08.00 to 12.00.
Tourist information Dubrovnik Tourist Board
Address: Brsalje 5
Tel: +385 20 323887
Monday - Saturday: 08.00 – 19.00
Sunday and National holidays: 09.00 - 15.00
Few places in the world master the mix of young and modern with the medieval and baroque better than Dubrovnik. The city naturally evolves around the Old Town which is inside the city walls.
The Old Town provides a blend of shops, cafés and bars, a fantastic atmosphere, and some very beautiful sights as you walk along down the Stradun. The squares in the Old Town are lined with bars or restaurants that have outdoor seating, giving the visitors, as well as the locals, a chance to relax with a drink in the sunshine.
Outside the city walls, modern Dubrovnik offers everything you would expect from a Mediterranean country and figs, lemons, oranges and peaches are to be found dangling from the trees in many of the gardens.
The town’s architecture displays very little evidence from the ‘Siege of Dubrovnik’ in 1992, during which more than two thousand bombs were dropped on the town. The only hint of this is the presence of all the newly tiled roofs in town.
Dubrovnik is well worth a visit any time of the year, but, naturally, spring and summer brings out the best in the city.
“The pearl of the Adriatic” as the city is described, Dubrovnik, offers a great mix of history, sun and sea making it a popular tourist destination. Thanks to its location between the towering Dinaric Alps and the Adriatic Sea, the city has an incredible scenery that just needs to be seen with your own eyes. There are plenty of gems and spots to discover and the visitors are spoiled with choices all year round. Start you day by exploring the town’s history and walk around the city walls and the Old Town, no visit to Dubrovnik would be complete without these two spectacular attractions. If you want to cool down, head over to one of the beaches with crystal clear sea and within easy reach. Alternatively, why not take a water taxi to one of the islands around Dubrovnik and enjoy gorgeous beaches, lush vegetation and the relaxed vibe. Either way, you will find endless things to do, so you better start planning.
Dubrovnik is full of good restaurants and the small streets inside the Old Town are packed with them. The culinary standards are generally quite high and the choice of food is typically Croatian, as seafood dishes do have a very high priority. The Dalmatian ham is of course also one of the delights and an absolute ‘must taste’ starter dish. The restaurants are open until 11pm or midnight unless otherwise stated.
The Old Town is full of comfortable and friendly cafés. Both indoor and outdoor cafés are nestled in the streets of Stradun, providing lovely surroundings in which to watch the daily life.
Dubrovnik’s nightlife takes place outdoors for much of the year. The area behind the Cathedral, Buniceva poljana, becomes one big outdoor bar in the spring and summer. The locals tend to hang out in the area between the Old Town and Gruz, where a strip of flashy bars have turned ‘bana Jelacica’ into what the locals call ‘Bourbon Street’. The nightlife in Dubrovnik is mainly in the Old Town. The town does not have that many nightclubs and the Stradun seems to be the place to be at night. All the shop canopies roll back and the chairs come out transforming the street into a processional of exuberance!
There are no large-scale shopping centres in Dubrovnik, so target your shopping passions in and around the Old Town. In the Old Town on the main street Stradun, you will find a row of small number of independent stores where local artisans, designers and producers sell their products. It is also in the Old Town several souvenir shops including more luxurious stores are selling jewelleries, gems and clothes. Croatian speciality like olive oil, honey, herb-flavoured rakijas and wine are also easy to get in the area. For more interesting souvenirs to bring back home, head over to the picturesque side streets in the Old Town.
Dubrovnik also has some fine outdoor markets which are well worth a visit. You can buy fresh vegetables, fruit, olive oils, souvenirs and pretty much everything else you could possibly need.
Dubrovnik Airport is situated about 22 kilometres east of the city centre. The journey takes about 30 minutes by car. Airline buses meet all arrivals, including the late-night ones. The drop-off for the airport buses is at the entrance to the Old Town or at the bus station. You can buy your tickets when boarding the bus.
Taxi stand is located next to the Terminal building B. It is also in the building B you will find taxi service counter where you can get more information regarding the taxi fares.
Phone: +385 20 773 377
Most parts of Dubrovnik are best discovered on foot. If you feel the distance is a little too far, the town has an excellent system of buses. The orange city buses are run by the company Libertas. and they run frequently and generally on time. Tickets can be bought from the bus driver and from the newspaper kiosk and it is valid for one hour for an unlimited number of rides within the city.
There are several taxi stations around the city, head over to the main bus station in Gruz or the main ferry terminal in Gruz. There are also taxi stands in the west and east entrance to the Old town (Pile Gate).
Central Post Office:
Address: Vukovarska 16, Dubrovnik
Phone: +385 20 36 20 68
Most pharmacies, called ‘ljekarna’ in Croatian has a green cross and open six days per week from 08.00 - 18.00 in low season and during high season from 08.00 to 20.00. There are also two pharmacies open 24-hours, they are alternatively every other week. They are on the main street in the Old Town and next to the port of Gruz.
One pharmacy is located:
Address: Vukovarska 13, Dubrovnik
Country code: +385
Area code: 020
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