Boosted by Game of Thrones hype, (lots of scenes were filmed here) Dubrovnik has become a crazy popular destination in recent years.
(Yes, I went to the House of the Undying.)
Anyway. My dreams of being Khaleesi aside… Dubrovnik is definitely very touristy, but IMO, still worth the hype. For starters, there is SO MUCH HISTORY here. From the city’s 7th century origins, to the more recent Yugoslav Wars, there are literal lifetimes of interesting info to uncover.
But… this is the internet. Attention spans are short. And what y’all really want to see are #PicsOrItDidntHappen.
I know. I get it.
Plus, Dubrovnik has views on views on VIEWS, y’all.
So let’s do this.
800* Amazing Views In Dubrovnik & Where to Find Them
*This is an exaggeration.
• Cable Car to Mount Srđ
Want a bird’s eye view of the whole city? This is your jam.
Mount Srđ is 1,352 feet above sea level and offers an incredible vantage point for Dubrovnik, Lokrum Island, and the Adriatic Sea.
There are several viewing platforms. Plus, (for people who make food their priority in life) you can get drinks, ice-cream, and other desserts at Panorama Bar & Restaurant at the top.
Deets: The Dubrovnik Cable Car is located at Ulica Kralja Petra Krešimira IV. It’s 130 kn for a round-trip ticket (~$20 USD).
I didn’t do the hike, so y’all are going to need to Google that shiz if you’re into that.
• The Dubrovnik City Walls
If you do one thing in Dubrovnik, it’s probably going to be this. The city walls are a BFD, drawing 1.1 million tourists in 2016.
And yeah, it’s pretty worth it. Because as you walk the 1.2 mile loop, there are a million amazing views, from all different sides of the city.
A view of the harbor
Aerial views of Old Town
Dubrovnik’s iconic orange/red rooftops like HEYYY
The Adriatic Sea at it’s finest
Silly tourists recording dancing Dubsmashes
(Which is obviously the BEST view, duh)
Deets: The main entrance for the city walls is on Stradun by the Pile Gate. You can also enter by Fort St. Luke or Fort St. John’s. Cost is 120 kuna (~$18 USD).
• The beaches along Lapad Bay
Every beach I saw during my 2.5 months in Croatia was STUNNING.
Dubrovnik was no exception.
Turquoise water for dayssss, y’all.
Deets: Take bus #2 or #6 from Old Town. There are several beaches along Lapad Bay. Uvala, aka “Bay Beach,” is sandy. The others are pebbly (but less crowded).
• From Old Town
Aerial views are my fav (can you tell?), but don’t discredit a simple stroll around Old Town.
Location: Poljana Marina Držića, near the Dubrovnik Cathedral
And while you wander, look for interesting ways to frame your views.
Location: Svetog Dominika 4-8, near the Dominican Monastery
And keep your camera ready when the sun goes down, too.
Location:Luža 1-2, right off of Stradun
• The Babin Kuk Neighborhood
The Travel Medley is all about that #budgettravel life. So we booked an Airbnb outside of Old Town. (The bus system is cheap and easy, so NBD.)
But FYI, a lot of “streets” in Babin Kuk are just completely vertical stairs.
It’s a bit of a trek, but you’re rewarded with a Beyoncé-level thigh workout *and* amazing views.
If you have weird (read: amazing) friends, you can also take a picture with their face from the hills of this neighborhood, so they can pretend they went to Dubrovnik too.
And be sure to check it out again at night.
Not pictured: Ben. (But he was totally there, you guys.)
Deets: Pretty much anywhere around this area. Wander around. My pics are near Mostarska 6-8. But seriously, get ready for #LegDay and have some water with you, especially during the heat of the day.
• From Buža Beach Bar
This little nook adds a whole new meaning to having a drink “on the rocks.”
Buža is perched right at the edge of the water.
You can drink in some seriously amazing views (and a select number of beverages) at Buža.
It’s easy to spend several hours here.
Sunset is a particularly photogenic time of day, but the Adriatic Sea is always #flawless, so you can’t really go wrong.
Deets: Buža is located at Crijevićeva ulica 9. Follow the spray painted signs for “cold drinks” and “no nudists” – entrance is through a literal hole in the wall.
What did I tell you guys?! This city is a dream.
And maybe it wasn’t *actually* 800 amazing views. But you could easily take that many pictures during a short stay in Dubrovnik. It’s ridiculously photogenic.
Views on views on VIEWS. So get your camera ready, people.
Just do me a favor and don’t post every single one of your pics to Facebook. Nobody needs to see 10 of the exact same picture from slightly different angles. (Yeah, I’m talking to you, Aunt Linda.)
Have you been to Dubrovnik? What are your fav photo spots? More importantly, who is the “Aunt Linda” in your life? (And can we have an intervention for these types of people??)