Dubrovnik Travel Guide

We've outlined some general information that may be helpful to you when planning your next holiday to Dubrovnik.

Time Zone & Currency

Croatia is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) throughout the year. The currency used is the EURO.

Weather In Dubrovnik

The Croatian climate is characterised by warm and dry summers and mild winters. Dubrovnik ranks amongst the sunniest towns of southern Europe.

Reading For Your Trip To Dubrovnik

April’s Fools Day by Josip Novakovich

The Sound of Blue by Holly Payne

Interception by Nathan Meyer

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Top Tourist Attractions In Dubrovnik

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Pile Gate

For centuries, this has been the main entrance to Dubrovnik's Old Town. Built in 1537, it used to be surrounded by a moat and the drawbridge used to close at night time, but it’s open 24/7. Above the gate, there is a statue of Saint Blaise, the city’s patron saint, which was carved by the Croatian artist Ivan Meštrovic.

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Dubrovnik Cable Car

Take a cable car ride up to the peak of Mount Srđ. The cable car ride is a must do, it takes less than 5 minutes and you will be rewarded with an incredible view of the Old Town and its surroundings. 

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Stradun is the name of the main street in Dubrovnik’s Old Town.  It is full of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and is the perfect place to sit back, relax and watch the world go by.  Make sure to visit a “gelateria” for a tasty ice cream that will rival any made in Italy!

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Franciscan Monastery

Although most of the original building was destroyed in the 1667 earthquake, visitors can still enjoy the Romanesque cloister and gardens. Above the church door there is an ornate portal carved by local monks in 1498. It’s also the location of the longest operating pharmacy in Europe since 1317 and an on-site museum housing a collection of art and rare books. 

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Rector's Palace

Built in the late 15th Century, this was formerly the residence of the city’s governor. Today this Venetian-Gothic palace houses the Cultural History Museum, where you can learn more about the history of Ragusa, a republic that ruled Dubrovnik from 1358 until 1808.

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Fort of St. John

Dating back to the 14th century and known locally as the Fort of St. Ivan, it was an integral part of the defence complex of Dubrovnik city walls and would help guard the Old Harbour. Today it houses the Maritime Museum, which provides an interesting insight into the naval history of Dubrovnik, and the aquarium.

8 Things To Do On Your Next Dubrovnik Holiday


8 Things To Do On Your Next Dubrovnik Holiday

Food and drink in Dubrovnik

 Traditional dishes not to be missed include smoked ham and cheese and seafood lovers will find it hard to resist dishes like Dalmatian octopus salad, black squid ink risotto, shellfish and grilled sardines. Dubrovnik also offers a large selection of wines. The winegrowers of the place are proud of the quality of their red wines, the most famous of which is the Plavac Mali, which owes its name to the typical dark grape that grows in the nearby peninsula of Peljesac.

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Useful Links

  • For up-to-date information regarding entry into Croatia please see: www.dfa.ie
  • Official Croatian Tourism Board: croatia.hr

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