Dubrovnik City Guide


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An Intoduction To Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

So you are planning to visit Dubrovnik there is so much to see and do regardless of the size of your travelling party. We don't plan to suggest which sights and attractions you visit while in Dubrovnik but maybe offer up some advice on what is available to do there. Like any city, there are good places and bad places to visit and if this visit is your first to Dubrovnik or if you are a seasoned visitor, there is always something new to see or do. It is often an idea to have a rough plan of places you wish to visit, and Dubrovnik has a wide array of exciting places to visit that with stick with you for a long time.

Top 10 Attractions

While visiting Dubrovnik there are a number of attractions that are certainly worth visiting. The esteemed Dubrovnik vicinity of Croatia has attractions which you could be familiar and maybe others that are not known to people from outside the area of Dubrovnik we have put together a Top 10 list to guide you:

1. Ancient City Walls
2. Old Town
3. Island of Lokrum
4. Dubrovnik Cable Car
5. Mount Srdj Ropeway
6. Mljet
7. City Harbor
8. Placa Thoroughfare (Stradun)
9. Korcula Island - Priscapac
10. Lopud Island

These really are just a starting point if you have a good local book or guide you can seek out a bit more and depending how much time you have in Dubrovnik. You will surely discover an array of interesting locations and attractions in and around the Dubrovnik area of Croatia.

Getting Mobile

Dubrovnik is a pretty simple place to get around. Once you have your bearings and you are familiar with a couple of landmarks you should be able to navigate around with ease. You can cover a lot of the city on foot but make sure you stick to places you know after dark. If you wish to cover larger distances across Dubrovnik there are other ways to get around. There is a city wide bus system where tickets can be purchases to cover multiple journeys. There is also the alternative to use Dubrovnik Taxis, where you can seek local knowledge from your driver. What ever method you use to explore Dubrovnik make sure you see as much of the city as your can.

Places To Stay

If you are staying in Dubrovnik for longer than one night you will need to find a suitable place to stay. Dubrovnik offers a broad range of facilities to sleep these includes high end, deluxed locations to more modest hotels, B&Bs and hostels. If you are visiting the city on business ensure the hotel you decide to select has suitable facilities and is in the right area for your meetings as the traffic in Dubrovnik can cause problems at certain times of the day. If you are looking for a prestigious hotel to stay at there is a selection of top independent and chain hotels. Dubrovnik also offers a good selection of lower star hotels that offer simple but functional facilities for visitors to the city. If you don't have a large budget there is a number of hostels and guest houses in the city which are a good place to rest your head. Whichever type of accommodation you select in Dubrovnik ensure you take time to seek out deals that are available on countless travel web sites, often when there is a big event on in town.


Recommended Hotels

1. Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik
2. Hotel Kazbek
3. Royal Princess Hotel
4. Hotel More
5. Villa Dubrovnik


Dining

A wide number of venues are available to dine at in Dubrovnik, the sites where you select to eat at will be reflected by your budget. There are a high number of great low cost venues that provide Croatian meals and don't break the bank. If the restaurant type you are looking for is of the high end these exist in numbers, but be sure to have placed a prior booking and make sure you are dressed suitably. If you just want quick food there are the familiar names like Burger King exist, but if you are on the trail for something more real why not ask a local and see where they recommend. A key aspect of visiting a new city to try new things, this includes it's food There is a wide variety of places to dine in Dubrovnik. whether that is a café, a fine restaurant or food from a street vendor. You should try and seek your local vouchers and remember to try something new.

Recommended Places To Eat

1. D'vino Wine Bar
2. Nishta
3. Villa Ruza Restaurant & Lounge Bar
4. Otto Taverna
5. Kasar


Facts And Statistics

When getting to grips with a city such as Dubrovnik it is often a good idea to have some inside knowledge. Here are a number that could really help you out.

Continent: Europe
Country: Croatia
Region: Dubrovnik-Neretva County
International Dialing Code: 385
Dubrovnik Coordinates: 42.6403° N, 18.1083° E
Altitude: 3 m (10 ft)
Currency: Croatian Kuna (HRK)
Language: Croatian
Dubrovnik Time Zone: UTC+01:00
City Population: 42,615
Metro Population: 42,615
Temperature High In 28°C / 82°F
Temperature Low In 6°C / 43°F


Being Safe

Just like other cities Dubrovnik has it's pros and cons, it is wise to maintain your wits about you and you'll remain safe and sound and hold fond memories of this great Croatian area. Take a good guide book and know where you are going, try not to make it obvious you are a visitor to the city by carrying an expensive camera around your neck and don't carry huge amounts of cash on your person. Try and remain to familiar areas after dark and if you do discover you have lost your way, don't panic and go into a shop and ask for help. Just because you are enjoying yourself, don't switch off your senses completely. Stay street wise and you will have a great trip to Dubrovnik. On the whole Croatia is a very safe country with warm and friendly residents. A bit of groundwork goes a long way and if you know a city better, you will have a much better time there.

07 August 2013

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