Mount Srđ

Mount Srđ, Dubrovnik: Address, Mount Srđ Reviews: 4.5/5

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Laura W
Hvar Island, Croatia44 contributions
My friend and I opted for different routes for getting up Mount Srd. Both of us agreed that the view from the top was five stars and worth seeing. My friend took the very expensive cable car (160 kn for a return) and said whilst it was a fun experience it was 3.5 minutes either way so price per minute is pretty extortionate! That said, he was happy with his decision and would do it again. I decided to walk up from the Old Town, which was a harder walk than I’d anticipated and very warm (I set off at 2.30pm). It took about 40 mins in total. It started with going up the city steps then across two dual carriageways before the proper walking trail started. I’d recommend wearing trainers or walking boots as the path is quite uneven under foot. I decided to get the cable car back down so we could fit in other sights so hadn’t saved much money from my adventure but enjoyed the sense of achievement!
Written September 20, 2020
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Hannah
14 contributions
There is a hiking trail that starts at the highest road above the old town. We’ve heard it’s hard to find, but we didn’t think so. The problem is that this road does not have a sidewalk, though. It’s possible to walk at the very edge by foot but it’s not pleasant.
Also mind that if you start from the old town going by foot, you’ll have gone up a significant amount of the mountain before you even arrive at the beginning of the trail - so the hiking trail itself might ‘only’ take 50 minutes, but you might already be a little out of breath when you arrive at the beginning. (You could definitely take an Uber to the start of the trail.)
The hike itself is actually fine, just make sure to bring a lot of water and come either very early or later in the day. You won’t have any shade for most of it.
On top, there is a restaurant at which we had something to drink - it’s very expensive, though (an ice tea is 50kn, almost 7€). We really needed to sit down and have a cold drink after the hike, so keep that in mind if you want to go, since there is only this one restaurant up there and no other comfortable places to sit down in the shade.
We hiked back down on the other side. To do that, you just walk along the road to a little town called Bosanka, from there, there’s a trail back down towards the old town. You’ll get great views of the old town from the other direction. I think this is much nicer than walking back down the same way.
Written July 27, 2022
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MsRambler
Cork, Ireland69 contributions
Fantastic views out over the city and surrounding countryside. I would highly recommend giving yourself at least an hour to go to the museum and watching the archive footage of the effects of the Homeland war on the city and people of Dubrovnik. A do not miss spot on your Dubrovnik visit
Written September 27, 2021
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Kim Hartmann J
4 contributions
Family
The view over Dubrovnik and Old Town is incredible. The price for the 5 minute cable car is 200 kuna (up more than 40% from 2021 to 2022) which is definitely not worth it. An uber from downtown to the top is 64 kuna.
Written July 18, 2022
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Sara P
230 contributions
You can’t visit Dubrovnik and skip this place, that would be soooo wrong! The view is breathtaking and amazing and you can’t describe the beauty of the view once when you are up there. You can access there by a cable car, by walk or by car. I would recommend the last option - by the car. It is free and there is a lot of parking space when you come there. Also there is Panorama restaurant with the view. If you want to visit Panorama restaurant I would like to recommend you to make a reservation and require a place by the fence. The best part of the day to visit this restaurant is for dinner or early dinner for sunset.
Written August 18, 2020
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90maya
13 contributions
Couples
Beautiful view of the bay and the elaphite islands.
Zoo can choose taxi option or cable car, both more proffered than riding yourself. 😉
Take a look at the Fort Imperial as well and learn of recent war history of Dubrovnik and Croatia
Written July 28, 2021
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Laurentiu
Bucharest, Romania1,339 contributions
Srđ is a low mountain just behind the walled city of Dubrovnik in Dalmatia, Croatia. The mountain, part of the Dinaric Alps, has a height of 412 metres. At its top is a large white stone cross and Fort Imperial, a defensive structure built by the French in 1810 during the Napoleonic Wars.
While walking the Old Town and enjoying the waters of the Adriatic are some ways to see Dubrovnik, why not take in the view from above. Perched over the city of Dubrovnik is Mount Srd, which makes for the perfect place to get an bird's eye view of the surrounding landscape.

There are a few ways to go about a visit to Mount Srd. You can choose from taking a cable car, grabbing a taxi, or hiking your way to the top. This is how you can go through all the helpful information you will need to know to visit Mount Srd on your own.

I will start off with the hike up Mount Srd as that is how I went about my visit. While the hike is free of charge, you will need to work a bit harder for those views!

There are two main trails that can get you up to the top from the Dubrovnik Old Town. The main route is a switchback trail that zigzags its way up the mountain. The second route is a bit lesser known but it is a slow incline from the south.

It is difficult to say which trail will actually be longer or shorter because that will all depend on where you are coming from.

From the Pile Gate though expect the switchback trail to be around 3.5km, while the southern route to be 3.9km. Overall, you are looking at pretty similar walking times altogether. Be prepared though for some elevation gain. For both routes expect around 400 meters / 1,300 feet of gain along the way. That means bring some comfortable walking shoes and plenty of hydration.

I ended up taking the southern trail up to the top as the route itself was a bit more open and I enjoyed taking in the angle of the Old Town down below.
Written August 17, 2022
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Dave48838
Greenville, MI544 contributions
We took a taxi to the top of this mountain and rode down on the cable car. When you arrive at the peak, there is sparse vegetation in a rocky landscape. Parking is random in a gravel lot. The fortress at the top is from the Napoleonic siege and gives a wonderful view of the city and surrounding areas. The top of the mountain is fairly small and can easily be walked. There are public toilets, a monument to war heroes, a restaurant and, of course, the fort. This was enjoyable but if you are running out of time, it should be on your second list of priorities.
Written May 22, 2022
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Raluca C
Bucharest, Romania13 contributions
Couples
First we went by Cable Car to the top of Mount Srd and the view was amazing. The next day we went by car and the road up is a true roller coaster because of the road and the view at the same time. We stopped a bit before we reached the Cable Car station at the top and we had an incredible view of the sunset, the old town of Dubrovnik and the islands in the area. It is worth going every sunset of your stay! It’s a shame my photos cannot reveal the true emotions you get up there!
Must do!
Written August 26, 2020
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gourmet797
Cambridge, UK6 contributions
Couples
We hiked up at around 8:00am at end of August and down around 10am.

Getting to the trail:
Quite hard to find the start of the trail. If coming from Ploce direction, do not allow google maps to guide you along “Jadranska cesta” as it is a very busy road with no pavement. Follow side streets under Jadranska cesta and then cut straight up to reach the path, which is marked by a large brown signpost.
It takes around 15-20 minutes from the Old Town to the start of the trail.

The trail itself:
It took us about 35 minutes to walk up, going quite quickly. Allow an hour to go slower and take photos etc. The trail is not that steep and there are 14 turns marked by numbered monuments. However, the trail is set on loose rocks so definitely wear closed toe shoes, not sandals.

Timing:
We would recommend doing this early as most of the trail is directly in the sun. Going early also decreases the chance of seeing snakes.

The top:
Bring lots of water as there is none at the top unless you go to the expensive restaurant.
Gorgeous views, but views are actually better on the walking path as the top has annoying metal railings!
Written August 27, 2020
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