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“Nice to Walk around and People Watch but Too Crowded” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Placa Thoroughfare (Stradun)

Placa Thoroughfare (Stradun)
Old Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Dubrovnik Old Town Walking Tour
Ranked #9 of 61 Attractions in Dubrovnik
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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“Nice to Walk around and People Watch but Too Crowded”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Stradun is the main walking street in the Old Town of Dubrovnik, and it houses mostly tourist shops, souvernir shops, restaurants and cafes. It's constantly busy, so it's nice for people watching, however, if you want to really enjoy its charm and the beautiful architecture of the surrounding buildings, go early in the morning or late in the evening. The thoroughfare is between two city gates and ends with a beautiful church.

Visited September 2012
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“Too crowded, too touristic”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

For me, there was not much to Stradun. First, it is very, very crowded and second, it is filled with touristic shops, luxurious cafes, restaurants and does not have the ambience the rest of the Old Town has.
So, I used it as a road, to go from point A to point B but not more. I would prefer and suggest the smaller side streets than the Stradun for a nice afternoon walk in Old Town

Visited July 2013
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“The Main Street”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

What more is there to say. Hustle and bustle of the old city. Has a great feel in the evening and a great place to shop.

Visited July 2013
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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“Better after 4 or so”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Too crowded throughout the day with groups of tourists milling about and generally causing as much congestion as is possible.

Gets better in the evening when it's a bit clearer (people are at least moving along Stradun and trying to get somewhere). The bars and cafes spilling onto the street also become quite charming, especially when one has live music for the customers that anyone else can also enjoy

Visited July 2013
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“In the heart of the action”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Vibrant, full of life and with plenty of places to stop, photograph, wander in etc. Plenty of places to choose from for that much needed drink, coffee, meal or present

Visited July 2013
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