Is Dubrovnik Worth Visiting?

Dubrovnik, renowned as the "Pearl of the Adriatic," is located on the Dalmatian coast in southern Croatia. This breathtaking city is famous for its distinctive Old Town, encircled by massive stone walls dating back to the 16th century. The UNESCO World Heritage site is brimming with stunning Gothic and Renaissance architecture, including the awe-inspiring Rector's Palace, the majestic Dubrovnik Cathedral, and the ancient city walls that offer breathtaking vistas of the azure Adriatic Sea. Known for its vibrant culture, Dubrovnik is also the real-life filming location for King’s Landing from the Game of Thrones series, drawing fans from around the globe. Local Mediterranean cuisine, sun-drenched beaches, and warm hospitality further amplify the city's irresistible charm.

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Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 20 experiences

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Things to do

4.7/5

Safety

4.9/5

Food

4.4/5

Budget-friendly

3.1/5

Solo travel experience

Charming little town. Don't hesitate to walk around the city walls to admire the beautiful view of the old town (if I remember correctly, it cost 25€). There is also another place with a nice view, accessible by cable car (which you have to pay extra for), near the city centre. One day is more than enough to explore the old town.

Posted: September 17, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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I was in Dubrovnik last September and I was delighted. I felt very safe there, they have excellent public communication, and the infrastructure is amazing for such a small city. I participated in several tours and stayed right across from the water. There is plenty to do there, and this tiny city is beautiful and clean.

Posted: July 30, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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I only spent a day there, but I really enjoyed walking around the city. I highly recommend the Panorama Restaurant. It's located at the top of the cable car and is the best place to watch the sunset. Buza Bar is a great place for a drink.

Posted: June 26, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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I spent three nights in Dubrovnik, it's really beautiful. It definitely turned out to be more expensive than other parts of Croatia I've visited, especially when it comes to food and drinks. I bought some stuff in the supermarket for breakfast and snacks during the day, so I could eat only for dinner and save money for attractions and activities. My favorite thing that I did was taking part in a guided kayak tour. Three hours of kayaking in the bay, you go to the island of Lokrum and stop by a cave to swim and snorkel. Separately, I also went for a walk to the top of Mount Srd, which has amazing views at the top (and it's a free attraction). I highly recommend both these things, as well as the city walls.

Posted: June 23, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Nadiah

Nadiah

Singapore

Solo travel experience

Dubrovnik is just… too damn gorgeous, just breathtaking. I literally cried when I saw the old port because omg it feels like a scene out of a movie, the water is really turquoise and it looks so so pretty and the old town just had such a familiar and ancient vibe. I honestly would want to come to Croatia again in the summer … some other time hehehe. It really is so damn gorgeous and It was so therapeutic,

Posted: June 14, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I loved Dubrovnik. Since the city is a UNESCO World Heritage site, most of the architecture has been preserved. You feel like you're walking through the set of a medieval movie. Absolutely amazing. In addition, I participated in a tour of Game of Thrones filming locations, as some scenes were shot there.

Posted: May 24, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I didn't particularly like Dubrovnik. The city was really crowded with cruise tourists. I also found it to be really expensive. It was so hot there that I couldn't manage to visit the walls because it was too humid. Although the city was beautiful.

Posted: April 23, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Dubrovnik was beautiful. I rented an Airbnb with a veranda overlooking the ocean, and on the right I could see the Old Town. It was especially beautiful at night, when the Old Town was beautifully lit. Very safe for female travelers, I saw many single women walking around at about 10:00 PM.

Posted: April 17, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Dubrovnik is truly amazing. I loved kayaking around the island of Lokrum, it was a wonderful experience. The Game of Thrones trail tour was also fantastic, an incredible place. Wednesdays were the busiest days because cruise ships arrived. I also had day trips to Mostar and Kotor, both places are definitely worth visiting.

Posted: February 18, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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I really liked Dubrovnik. I stayed in an Airbnb outside the walled city, but within easy walking distance along a cliff overlooking the sea all the way. I rented a car for a few days to see the wine region, I took part in tastings, etc. It was the end of May. The islands off the coast were beautiful. I fondly remember the market day.

Posted: December 13, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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