The historical centre of Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage site, where more than a thousand years of history coexist with the present. On this tour, we walk through the streets and alleys of the historical centre of Dubrovnik, where we view all the well-known and some lesser-known sights. Each sight opens a topic, where we cover the past and the present of life in Dubrovnik.
the Amerling Fountain on the Brsalje Square, near the Pile (Western) Gate of the Old City
The tour starts at the Brsalje Square, near the Pile (Western) Gate of the Old City. In a brief outline of the city’s history, we go through the most important distant and recent events. The Brsalje Square is also the place from where the Walls of Dubrovnik can be well observed.
Continuing through the Pile Gate to the Large Onofrio’s Fountain – the monument of the elaborate 15th century water supply system. Near the fountain is the 14th century Gothic Franciscan Monastery with one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe.
We proceed along the main street of the city – Stradun, that was formed by unification of a southern Latin and a northern Slavic settlement, both of which were founded in the 7th century.
To explore more quiet alleys of Dubrovnik, all of which carry some interesting stories, we turn southwards, towards the old Dubrovnik’s granary.
Reaching the 18th Century Jesuit Church and its broad stairs, we may make a short visit to the church to view its Baroque-style artwork. Down the Jesuit stairs is the Ivan Gundulić Square with the local agricultural products in display at the square’s farmers’ market.
We approach the Dubrovnik Cathedral, rebuilt after the devastating 17th century earthquake, as well as the Rector’s Palace, the seat of government of the 14th-19th century Republic of Dubrovnik.
From the old port of Dubrovnik for more than a millennium, ships used to embark on their voyages to engage in maritime trade. Nearby is a building complex that in older times served as a quarantine area.
At the end of our tour, we arrive to the central part of the city – the Luža square with its many sights – the St. Blaise Church, the Orlando Column, the Sponza Palace, the clocktower and the City Hall.
Transportation fee (bus, taxi, etc.) from your accommodation to the starting point of the tour. A local bus ticket costs 1,99 EUR.
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The tour lasts up to 2 hours. Starting time of the tour is flexible, and it can be done in the morning, the afternoon or the evening.
It is recommended to bring a bottle of water, especially during the summer months. The bottle can be refilled with fresh water at the city's many fountains.