Charming places in Dubrovnik that you cannot miss on your trip

In recent years, Croatia is one of the destinations that has become fashionable , especially in summer for its beaches . The city of Dubrovnik is one of the most visited. However, in addition to the attractions of its monuments and streets, there are many more places to visit and explore that, many times, tourists do not visit due to lack of knowledge, lack of time or because they are not included in the circuits of organized trips. It is the other Dubrovnik that is well worth a visit to see places with a lot of charm , which are in the same city or in its surroundings (less than an hour away). Here we tell you about them so that you can include them in your travel itinerary.


Many people when traveling to Dubrovnik tend to visit only what is more touristy and its main monuments. But, in this city, there are several neighborhoods that are worth visiting because they have important attractions .

One of them is the Ploce neighborhood, where there are some important buildings, such as the Fort of Revelín . It also houses the Imperial Fort , which was created in 1808 by Napoleon. Another of its attractions is the Museum of Modern Art. Apart from these places of interest, it is an ideal place to make panoramic views of the entire city because both forts were connected by a funicular.

Another neighborhood not to be missed when visiting Dubrovnik is the Pile neighborhood, which is accessed through the door with the same name. There, you can see, for example, the castle of San Lorenzo and its characteristic wide walls. In this area, there is the Imperial Hotel , which is the oldest in the city.

Finally, the tour of the neighborhoods leads to Lapad , which is under Mount Petra and where you can see beautiful Gothic constructions , as well as the Church of the Virgin of Mercy, the Museum of Modern History and the Archaeological Museum.


Apart from touring the neighborhoods of Dubrovnik, in its surroundings there are environments of great beauty that can be reached in a short time. Konavle is well worth a visit, which is a valley where you can carry out activities indigenous to the area, observe the customs of its citizens and their folklore, walk through the market on Sundays … and find authentic Croatian silk.

Also nearby is Cavtat , which is a charming fishing area , as well as the village of Vid, which is rich in Roman history and is in a valley with fantastic views. In this town, some mandarins are typical, which should be tried.

The trip should take Ston to see its walls and learn about its salt products, the salt flats being one of its main attractions, as well as the oyster and mussel farms. It is also an ideal place for hiking enthusiasts and for those who like to wander because it has narrow streets that have a lot of history related to the Balkan War.

Other points close to Dubrovnik is the Trsteno Arboretum , which is an impressive botanical garden and in which numerous species of trees coexist, as well as Trpanj to learn about traditions such as donkey races or offerings to the Virgin Mary at night.

And finally, you must go to Kotor , which is well known for its merchant fleet and for the breathtaking view of its bay, as well as Cetinje for all its architecture and the King Nicholas Museum. But you cannot say goodbye to Dubrovnik without approaching the Island of Lokrum , which is a protected natural park in which are the ruins of a Benedictine abbey, apart from being located the Museum of Natural History in the villa where Maximilian lived. from Austria.