The Best Area to Stay in Dubrovnik by itinerarioWeb
Would you like to spend some days in the city that has been the main stage for Game of Thrones? Would you fancy a gateway surrounded by defensive walls of the 13th century and fortifications at the bottom of a mountain that is falling sharply over the sea? If so, Dubrovnik is your best choice.
It is located about 500km away from Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia and despite having been one of the most affected zones by the Balkan War in 1991, it is still the most authentic and well preserved city of all.
Although the Dubrovnik Airport is fairly close to the Historical Center, we give you some advice on how to get there.
The Dalmatian city invites you to walk through its 2km of wall surrounding the old town Stari Grad, to offer you a unique view from 25m high. The route reaches its highest point at the amazing Minčeta Tower, a fortification that remains virtually the same as the first day because no hostile army managed to conquer it.
Dubrovnik is a friendly and lovely city, with beautiful beaches such as Banje or Sveti Jakov, but once we cross the Pile Gate, we immerse ourselves into a unique enclave. The Onofrio’s Fountain — where pure and fresh water comes out from — is a meeting place not only for locals but also for tourists. Next to the Franciscan Monastery, we can see the beginning of the Placa Street: the main street where we can find the typical taverns and coquettish shops. At the end of the street, there is the Luža Square, where you can find two other important landmarks: the Cathedral and the War Photo Limited, a memorial hall of the Balkan Wars.
Our selection of Hotels to stay in Dubrovnik next to three indispensable tourist sites.
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On the one hand, wander through its little squares between palaces and churches, alternated by thousands of restaurants and shops, is an amazing experience. On the other hand, towards the sea, we can visit Stara Luka, a dock where drinking a beer between sea and the walls is a “must”.
For the lovers of breath-taking views, the Rebellin area, the southern part of the Dominican Monastery offers incredible sunset postcards and selfies. It is also one of the best areas to stay in Dubrovnik. But outside of Stari Grad, there is another landmark of the Croatian town: the cable car that connects with the surrounded mountains, where we can see the island of Lokrum, the Lovrejnac Castle and all the attractions of the Dalmatian city.
The best area to stay in Dubrovnik is on the outskirts of the Walls. Inside the Old Town, there is not much offer of hotels, but close to its two main accesses, the Pile Gate in the north and the Ploce Gate in the south, we can find some of the most interesting hotels of the city. In Croatia, the renting of rooms called Sobe-Zimmer could be an economic alternative, although it is not an ideal option in Dubrovnik and other touristic zones, since the large influx of visitors during the high season far exceeds its capacity and the prices increase greatly.