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  • Smellie6
    Titchfield, United Kingdom36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful town
    Absolutely stunning place to visit. There is so much to explore. We only stayed for 2 nights, but that was enough to explore the old town. Would not recommend to visit in July, as it was very hot and most of the accommodation outside of Old town involves steps. You can wondered around by yourself or book a tour. We are definitely going to be back.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 July 2023
  • bahjr
    135 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unbeatable unique location but full of touristy stuff (and tourists)
    Definitely worth visiting. Your initial walk through the gates will blow you away but, after a couple of days, you realize that, although the city is great and authentic, the historic buildings are full of typical tourist stuff (Hard Rock Cafe; lots of tourist ice cream shops; lot of souvenir shops touting Game of Thrones merchandise). We were glad we came and spent three nights here but that's about enough for a lifetime. There are a lot of other great places in Croatia to visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Bjoern A
    Naestved, Denmark771 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of my favorite places to visit. Simply fantastic
    Fantastic place, a must visit. And to think this place was bombed during the Balkan war. So well restored. Yes its touristic, yes there is a lot of over priced shops, but its still amazing to walk around. And do not cheat your self for a dip in the sea from one of the bathing areas.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 July 2023
  • nellyd611
    San Marcos, California35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Old town Croatia
    We stayed inside the old town . What an amazing place to visit . Great food . Lots of places to eat and the gelato is fabulous . Just a quick reminder lots of stairs so try to get help with luggage .
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 July 2023
  • J4k3
    Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom1,006 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely to visit but right up there on my “tourist trap” list
    Had a love/hate relationship with this area. The architecture and the fact it’s been preserved so well was absolutely amazing. The tacky junk inside was a different story. Everything about the inside screams tourist trap. Many things are double the price of shops a mile down the road, traffic is really congested around the outside too. It’s a must visit but to be honest it’s definitely not somewhere I would be wanting to stay. And the cost to go up in the walls is really high. For 2 people you’re looking at €70 and there’s nothing up there really apart from a few views, lots of steps and a really long walk. I got bored half way around and exited. I think I preferred looking down at the town from panorama restaurant more than I preferred being inside it.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Jane E
    95 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful historic town
    Good just to wonder around and take lunch or a drink. You can buy a pass to see many of the sites, including walking the walls. 3 days or 7 day Dubrovnik Card allows entry into cultural attractions and free bus travel, once you have it certified. Definitely worth it if you intend to do a few attractions.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Kristina
    Zagreb, Croatia40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing old town with monumental fortresses and modern tourist offer
    I didn't expect so many people in the Old Town, but after his visit it doesn't surprise me anymore. Everything is very beautiful and bright. I liked to seek shade in the churches, which are open and free to visit. There are many boutiques with an interesting offer of souvenirs, accessories, clothes. The most beautiful part of the Old Town is the part that leads to the old port.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 August 2023
  • JLu Travels
    Bradenton, Florida167 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enchanting Time Travel in Old Town Tallinn, Estonia ✨🏰
    Stepping into Old Town Tallinn felt like entering a fairytale. Cobblestone streets, medieval architecture, and charming squares captured the essence of history. The vibrant colors of the buildings and the scent of local delicacies added to the magic. Exploring hidden alleys and discovering cozy cafes was a delight. A must-visit for anyone seeking a journey back in time! #OldTownMagic #EstonianCharm #MedievalWonders #TravelDreams
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 August 2023
  • travelbod04
    Middlesbrough, United Kingdom323 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see historical area
    A must see if visiting Dubrovnik. Easy and cheap to get to on local buses and provides lots of photo opportunities, both of the old town and of the surrounding area and islands. Make sure you explore the alleyways and steps that go off from.the main areas.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Severine C
    Redhill, United Kingdom22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful but spoilt by the invasions of restaurants.
    Dubrovnik is definitely a beautiful city, the old town is worth a visit. It is busy for sure so you need to work out how to avoid tourists! Try going for an evening stroll and keep climbing as the higher you go, the most beautiful the view and the less people you see! Unfortunately the town is spoilt by the amount of restaurants who think it's ok to spoil the views with their huge parasols :( Such a shame and really don't think you need a restaurant in every other building!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 August 2023
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Katie
Harbin, China52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
An incredibly beautiful old town to wander around and soak up the atmosphere. There are also lots of small museums which are interesting to explore, or you can easily get lost in the streets hanging out at the many small cafes and enjoying the views.

I would recommend spending about a day exploring the old town, it is long enough to visit the museums, relax in a cafe and buy some souvenirs.
Written 3 September 2020
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HBWillsy
California173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Making our way through beautiful Old Town within the fortress walls was a fun experience despite the crowds, extremely high prices for food/drink, and crazy heat. It was over 100 degrees the day we were there and it is hard to find shade unless you are seated at one of the restaurants. Nevertheless, it was a unique and memorable adventure.

It's interesting to see this palatial space as a self contained city with markets, dry cleaners, restaurants, and other places of business taking up the various nooks and crannies. There are also numerous apartments where people actually live. Laundry was hanging out to dry, dogs were running around, locals were hanging out on balconies chatting on cell phones, tv's were blaring, kids were crying, the smell of various types of food permeated the air, etc. I kept thinking how strange it was to see so many modern amenities, dispositions and attitudes juxtoposed against such a setting. How strange and awesome to live in a literal castle/fortress.

Once we got used to the idea of being inside such a fairytale setting, the awe kind of wears thin when you start taking into account how commercialized and expensive it all is. The As mentioned, the food prices were crazy steep. There are stores hawking all kinds of souvenir options too, both inside and outside the walls and small things like water or ice cream are costly. We were told the money goes to fortress/city upkeep, so that does provide some consolation, but be prepared to spend quite a bit of money, particularly if this is a family affair. Lastly, the ground is SUPER SLIPPERY. The limestone and rounded rocks make for a slippery surface made worse by heat, and I can imagine rain/early dew or evening mist makes it even more so. Treaded shoes is advised!

Overall, I'm happy I/we did it. The setting is stunning and the excursion makes for a unique adventure.
Written 31 August 2021
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travelenjoyment
Buckinghamshire, England55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Fascinating and attractive city which I covered comfortably in two days.
The view from the top of the cable car is wonderful and the city walls well worth walking around (2 kilometres) although in one part did get a bit of vertigo!
The city is not cheap though - cable car costs 200 kn (approx £22) and visiting the City Walls 250 kn (approx £28). Good choice of restaurants but those inside the city walls are expensive.
Recommend to visit if possible when there are not many cruise ships in town as the city can get super super busy especially in the mornings with so many group tours.
Written 16 July 2022
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stgosuarez
Santiago, Chile18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Highly recommend to stay inside the Old Town, or the nearest as possible. Really amazing. With the Dubrovnik card, you can enter lots of attractions including City Walls and museum for 250kn for a day, It also includes free public transport for 24 hours (can be a different day as the DBV card).
Written 30 July 2021
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Grace I
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
The city is a gem and you can find beauty in every direction. There are details on every building that take my heart away and the city walls tell the story for centuries. It’s a privilege to walk the streets and have an unique view of ancient history and beauty. It’s a unique historical place that should be visited at least once in your life. The city beaches are under 10 minutes away so while you swim in the magic Adriatic sea you can look at the city walls and the protector St Vlaho. Amazing
Written 18 August 2020
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Linda R
Northern Ireland, UK68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
We have been staying at Rixos Premium hotel, 15 minute walk from Dubrovnik old city. We have walked in and out a few times during this past week.
WITHOUT A DOUBT....this is the year to visit the city.
There are no crowds at all as the hoardes of cruise ships are not here. Its amazing.
We visit Croatia sbout 3 times a year but stopped going to Dubrovnik old city years ago as it was just unbearable with far too many tourists all crammed in. Terrible.
This year is wonderful. You can walk around, get a seat in any restaurant/bar....perfect. even the boats to Lokrum Island are not busy.
Don't hesitate to visit this year.
You will receive a very warm welcome too, but that goes without saying .
Written 15 August 2020
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,730 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Old Town is one of the gems along the Croatian coast, with impressive fortresses, old city walls, scrumptious seafood restaurants, good people watching, and historic charm.

If you have time, I recommend walking inside Old Town, walking the city walls above it, and taking a boat ride (or go kayaking) around it. The views from each of those places are different but all great.
Written 28 July 2021
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Stuart S
Suffolk, UK268 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Walking through the gated entrances into the old inner walled city you really feel like you've walked back hundreds of years. Outside it's busy and noisy with tourists and heavy traffic. Inside the main central street leads into a series of narrow side streets. Lots of cafes, bars, restaurants in these side streets avoiding the higher priced ones on main route. Easy to walk around find the main tourist sites and the old harbour. Even in late September it was very, very busy. The only shops we saw were tourist / souvenir shops in centre.
We've never seen Game of Thrones so the large number of tourists shops and other tours linked to it does give a negative 'Disney' feel. Dubrovnik has more to offer surely??
We'd bought a 3 day Dubrovnik Pass to give us reduced entrance onto the city walls walk and The Rector's House. We also bought our ferry tickets from the official ticket office in the old harbour to go to the island of Lokrum - a 20% discount if you have the Dubrovnik Pass too.
We found most restaurants expensive compared to other European cities and not a great food selection either - most menus offer very similar food.
Written 26 September 2022
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Alanna
Kent, UK259 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
If you're going to Dubrovnik, you'll need to see the Old Town. I would recommend getting a walking tour to learn more about the history and then explore on your own. There's so many alleys, shops, restaurants etc to explore!

Extremely clean and safe - felt very safe walking around at night solo.

Visited in May and the crowds were great, no waits at restaurants either. Everyone we spoke to said June/July/August the town is close to bursting with crowds.
Written 12 May 2022
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Helena L
Malmesbury, UK863 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Free to enter and a maze of small cobbled streets in which you can roam and imagine what life was like hundreds of tears ago. Be warned it is a very popular tourist destination so gets packed in the day. Add the summer weather and it can easily get stressful with young children and elderly parents.

Recommend bringing g a hat, sun screen and lots of water. There are public fountains where you can fill up bottles but buying water in the city is eye watering expensive.
Written 8 August 2022
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