Ancient City Walls – a stay in Dubrovnik is not complete without a visit to the ancient city walls with stunning views of the city and sea. A small fee is charged to access the walls. The city walls run uninterrupted for 1940 meters (6365 feet) encircling the city. The city of Dubrovnik is completely surrounded with defensive walls and forts, including the Old Port. Learn more here.
Fort Lovrijenac (St. Lawrence Fortress) - often called "Dubrovnik's Gibraltar", this fortress outside the western wall of the city is a popular attraction and a filming location for many scenes in Game of Thrones. The fort rises 37 meters above sea level, and through its history has had many roles. The primary reason for its construction was a defensive nature, with main goal of protecting freedom of Dubrovnik. Learn more here.
Old Town – one of the world’s finest and most perfectly preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage site with narrow streets perfect for historical sightseeing and an abundance of markets, cafes and restaurants. Old Town is by all means the most interesting and the most attractive part of Dubrovnik. As you walk in, you will find yourself on the most famous and beloved Dubrovnik city street, Stradun. With its numerous souvenir shops, galleries, coffee bars and restaurants, Stradun is never quiet. Learn more here.
Dubrovnik Cathedral - the original church, allegedly funded by Richard the Lionheart in recognition of the local hospitality when shipwrecked on Lokrum in the 1190s. The arm, skull and lower leg of patron St. Blaise are kept in jewel-encrusted casings, another box contains one of Christ's nappies, and wood from the Holy Cross is incorporated into a finely crafted crucifix from the 16th century.
House of Marin Držić - Marin Držić is considered the finest Croatian Renaissance playwright and prose writer. Born in Dubrovnik and one of Dubrovnik’s most cherished cultural icons the sixteenth-century playwright who was the first person to write major drama in the Croatian language. Despite writing in an archaic dialect that is difficult for modern audiences to follow, Držić is the one Croatian dramatist that local schoolchildren are forced to read at least once in their lives. http://muzej-marindrzic.eu/en/
Rector's Palace - the most historic monument in Dubrovnik, the Rector's Palace was rebuilt twice. Rector's Palace is a palace in the city of Dubrovnik that used to serve as the seat of the Rector of the Republic of Ragusa between the 14th century and 1808. It was also the seat of the Minor Council and the state administration. Today the Rector's palace is the home to the history department to museum of Dubrovnik. http://dumus.hr/en/
Dominican Monastery - the Romanesque cloister of the Monastery - a cultural, artistic and historical legacy of the Dubrovnik Republic - with the oldest working pharmacy and most vauable library in Croatia, is a delight to visit! The finest feature of the monastery complex is the cloister. Considered one of the finest structures in Dalmatia, it dates from the mid-14th century and is an oasis of leafy tranquility in the heart of Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik Cable Car – the most beautiful view of Dubrovnik and surrounding islands is a short cable car ride to Mount Srdj. While on Srdj you can also visit the Imperial Fortress which houses the Museum of the Croatian War of Independence. The embarkation point for the cable care is located in Ploče just outside of Old Town.
Island of Lokrum – a short ferry ride from old town makes the island an ideal day trip, with abundant wildlife, swimming, hiking, and the ruins of the Benedictine Monastery. Lokrum is a nature reserve and a special forest vegetation reserve.
Banje Beach - The city beach, Banje, is a short walk from the Ploče Gate. The sand tends to be pebbly, but it has showers, jet skis and inflatables. Explore other nearby beaches including Sveti Jakov beach, Lapad beach and Copacabana beach.
There are many tour operators that offer tours that will introduce you to all that Dubrovnik has to offer including walking tours, sightseeing tours, boat tours, kayaking, nature tours, historical/heritage tours and day trips. Ask your RIT Dubrovnik staff for suggested tour operators.
A visit to some of the Adriatic islands off the coast of Dubrovnik are worth a visit including: Korčula, Mljet, the Elaphiti Islands and Pelješac Peninsula.
Kino Sloboda - located in the heart of the Old Town
Kino Jadran - located in a unique setting within the Old Town open from June to September
Dvorana Visia - Located in the Old Town, specializing in 3D movies
Cinestar Dubrovnik - located in the Lapad area in Lapadski Dvori