Dubrovnik is like magic. The sun reflects off the beautiful white marbled streets, and there are regal staircases and buildings all around. It’s no wonder Game of Thrones films here. Dubrovnik was definitely one of my favorite stops in Croatia, because it was so beautiful, and also because it had the most to do. Here are a few of my favorite things there:
The most obvious thing you need to do in Dubrovnik is walk the city walls. The city walls were built in the 7th century and have never been penetrated! That’s pretty crazy if you think about it. The walls have been restored, of course, but they have protected the city for well over one thousand years! Also, you get what are undoubtedly the prettiest views of all the red roofs and the ocean.
The Cable Car is kind of cliche, but I’m gonna have to say it’s a must because the view is so cool (it got me one of my most liked insta photos). The car is actually really fast up and down, so you don’t even have to spend that much time to get this done, assuming you have a short line.
I’ve already talked a little bit about Buza, and you know I love love love it. It was one of my favorite places in Dubrovnik. You can read about it here, but if you don’t want to, just know it’s like the coolest rocky cliff you can jump off into the ocean and there is a bar too.
I visited a great wine bar called Malvasija. The guidebook I had recommended Divnino, which I also tried, but I actually strongly preferred Malvasija Wine Bar. The have so many local wines, including wine from their own winery! It was all sooo good too. And look how pretty their bottles are! The women who worked there were so friendly and knowledgable on all of the wine selections.
So Lokum was the weirdest little hidden gem. It was kind of cloudy over Dubrovnik, but we could tell that the weather across the channel on Lokum island was much better, so we decided to take a boat out there and see what was there. So in terms of culture, it’s a bit sparse. There is an old monastery, which is pretty, but the real highlight was just being on the island with the trees and the pretty views of the ocean. I wish I had brought my bathing suit. When we first got there I saw one really cute bunny, and was like omg! a bunny! But it oddly looked like a domesticated bunny. Anyways, I moved on and then we saw a peacock with baby peacocks! Then we saw more. Then there were more bunnies! So I think you get the picture. There were bunnies and baby peacocks everywhere! I was freaking out. It was my own personal heaven.
And a few bonus things around Dubrovnik…
The fort next to the city:
War Photo Limited Gallery:
The Monastery (includes super old pharmacy equipment… so cool):