Dubrovnik Travel Guide

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Eat

  • Nishta – A vegetarian restaurant with delicious food. Indian Tali dish (80Kuna, $13usd) was great and the falafel plate (65Kuna, $10usd) was fantastic.
  • Wanda – A Mediterranean restaurant with an  Italian flair. The food was divinve. Highly recommend for a nice dinner out. We had the seafood risotta (90Kuna, $14usd) which was amazing and a salmon salad (which was on the small side so don’t order it as your entree – 80Kuna, $13usd). And Trav could not stop eating the complimentary pesto and bread. The wine list is extensive and affordable. House wine was 20Kuna, $3usd/glass. A great location and atmosphere.
  • Pizzeria Tabasco – This pizza place was the best we had in Dubrovnik. It is located directly outside the north gate of the city walls near the entrance to the cable car. We actually ordered a large pizza to go on our way out of town (We were driving from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo). We had the prosciutto, arugula and fresh parmesan cheese pizza and not only was it delicious it was huge and fed us for two meals.
  • Pizza Mirakul – The pizza was quite good and the price is very good for being within old city. We had the Margarita pizza and a prosciutto pizza – (57-59Kuna, $9-10usd). Both were delicious.

Drink

  • D’Vino Wine Bar – By far my favorite jaunt in Dubrovnik (A close second is Wanda). This wine bar includes a large variety of Croatian wine. You can sit inside or outside while sipping on great wine and nibbling on a charcuterie plate filled with local meats and cheeses. Such a great spot in Old City. And, of course, you can buy wine by the bottle to take home.
  • Buza Bar – The best location hidden away in the side of the wall overlooking the ocean. A great spot to relax and enjoy one of the best views Dubrovnik has to offer.

Stay

  • Vicelic Guest House – This quaint little accommodation is located right in the heart of old city and a very quick walk to some of our favorite eating establishments – including Wanda, Nishta and D’Vino wine bar. The owners of this cute guest house are incredibly nice and helpful. While the room is a bit on the small side, this is very common within the city walls and therefore is a great spot.
  • Hilton Imperial – We did not stay at this Hilton, but if you have hotel points or just want to splurge, it is truly a beautiful hotel and in a great location. It is outside the old city walls but only a minute walk from the gate.

Do

  • Walk around the city walls. There is a path on top of the fortress that is definitely worth the steep entrance fee. While only a few years ago it cost $4usd/person to climb around the city walls, the price has increased substantially – $16/person. However, the views from the walk are incredible and the photos you snap from up there more than make up for the price.
  • Drive or Take the cable car to the top of Srd Hill. We had a car while we were in Dubrovnik (part of our Croatian road trip) and therefore we chose to drive, for free, to the top of the hill. But either option will work in order to get the most iconic shot of the city.
  • Take an abandoned hotel tour. Croatia was fighting for it’s independence from 1991-1995. During this time many five star hotels were destroyed and then abandoned after the war and fell into even more disrepair. However, they make for a very fun day of exploration. We went to two different hotels – The Belvedere and the Kupari resort. For more information check here or here.
  •  Wander around the small alleys and streets that make up the old walled city of Dubrovnik.
  • Take a day trip down to Kotor, Montenegro. It only takes about 2 hours and the drive follows along the coast for more stunning views of this part of the world.

For more pictures and information about Dubrovnik, check out our Photo Journal of Croatia.

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