Dubrovnik is an interesting city because of its location to the sea. This served significantly to deter foreign invaders, especially from getting into the Old Town. I am not even joking when you walk into the Old Town it feels as if you are walking into a castle. This is something you have to see once in a lifetime.
There are many things to do in Dubrovnik, Croatia. One of the main attractions is to visit the city walls. I highly recommend trying this first since you will be able to get incredible aerial views of this city and it actually takes about an hour to walk it. That is because the walls go around the city. Be sure to take your time walking because it is just magnificent to look at. The ticket price is 100 kunas. Be careful when walking because it goes up steeply.
Another activity I recommend checking out is just to walk around the Old City of Dubrovnik. The streets are made of limestone and I’ve never walked across a city this beautiful. It will make you feel like you are back in time! No wonder they filmed Game of Thrones here. Also, make sure to walk across the alleyways. There are less tourists and if you want to venture into the restaurants and bars they are much cheaper than on the main street. I find this out when I stumbled upon a really nice bar called Libertina. They were playing 80’s and oldies music. The bar certainly had character with pictures of the owner’s family that was into rock and roll.
A restaurant recommendation worth noting is Taj Mahal restaurant. I checked out the app Four Square and it was the highest rated restaurant in the city. No wonder! I tried their signature dish the Taj Mahal which was a roll with beef and turkey inside. It came with a salad and a potato. The cost of the meal was 120 kunas and I got it with some Bosnian wine for 40 kunas. After trying this delicious food, I am more interested in learning about Bosnian cuisine. I spoke with a Croatian woman in the hostel in Zagreb and she mentioned that Bosnian cuisine was the best in the Balkans.
Another restaurant worth checking out is near the pier which serve local seafood. This was recommended by my Airbnb host and did not disappoint. The local seafood dishes were farily priced around 80-100 kunas per dish.
The last activity I got the chance to do before my flight to Berlin was go up the Dubrovnik cable car. The lines can be a bit long because of all the tour groups but it is something I recommend doing. After waiting, I paid 108 kunas to make my way up the mountain via cable car. From this aerial point, you will get some incredible shots of the mountains, sea, and the city.
You can also check out the museum there because it is very informative about the conflict with Serbia and Montenegro in 91. You will learn about how the armed military in Dubrovnik put up strong resistance from this group and also about the tragedies during this war. It took me about 20 minutes to go across the museum and there was also a video playing which described the war.
All in all, I highly recommend checking out Dubrovnik for some amazing sights to see! There are so many things to do in Dubrovnik, Croatia. I only spent 2 days here but would like to spend more time in the future to explore the islands and also the vineyards in the area. Apparently, Dubrovnik has the best wine in Croatia.