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“Very good preserved”
Review of Old Town

Old Town
Ranked #2 of 141 things to do in Dubrovnik
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Clean and well cared for.
Packed with long queues from the tours from the cruise ships, making it difficult to pass on the streets.

Thank Carol H
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The old town is a small area surrounded by a medieval wall. We covered most of it in a few hours. The main streets are lined with restaurants (so many!) and stores. Many restaurants have outdoor seating which just adds to the people watching and charm. Many places seemed to serve a similar seafood dish which consisted of a whole fish, mussels, shrimp, calamari, etc. for around 180-200 kuna ($30-33). We did not try it but we saw many, many people eating this dish all over town. The whole old town area is only pedestrian so no worries about being run over by a car. We did not walk the perimeter on top of the medieval wall because it was 90 kuna per person and we felt with our limited time that wandering the streets was sufficient. We ended up walking up a lot of stairs into the parts of town that hardly anyone goes to and it was just so quaint and quiet. At one point we saw a small opening in the medieval wall bordering the sea and by chance we poked our heads into it. What a wonderful find. It was an unassuming low arched doorway that led through the wall to a multi-tiered seating area that looked over the sea and harbor where you could sit and buy drinks. There were stone steps that led down to the water's edge where you could jump into the sea for a dip and other people were laying out on some of the big boulders there. The view was gorgeous. The sea was a deep bluish green and the water so clear. I would love to go back to Dubrovnik and explore even more of Croatia.

Thank Sabena Y
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Old town Dubrovnik is small and often crowded, but what a beautiful and unique place it is! The stone buildings of many centuries, the narrow stone lined streets are charming and offer an opportunity to explore many nice restaurants and souvenir shops. Old town can get flooded with tourists when the cruse ships dump their human cargo, so it is well advised to allow an extra day or so to explore Old town after the departure of the ships. One can take a break and sit down at the Troubadour jazz club with a beer and listen to a live music. The port offers great views and there are a number of companies that offer day trips to the nearby islands. Old town Dubrovnik is an amazingly beautiful place! A must!

Thank europeanbabeM
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

On the pedestrian street Stradun is currency exchange, souvenir shops, many cafes and restaurants. In the month of July in the evening organize concerts and performances. However, a lot of people have to walk very slowly and gently. There is only one toilet on the part of the port at the price of 5 kuna. Service in cafes and restaurants is very leisurely, prepare to wait for about 15-20 minutes at a cafe or restaurant in 20-40 minutes. Carefully make an order, bread and snack worth the extra money, the waiter forgot to tell you. So when paying bills will be unpleasant surprises.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

It's really the main thing; you can't miss out the Old Town. Beautiful back streets are well worth a wander, but Stradun and the other main areas are obviously also necessary visits. Start with the wall walk and then explore the town from below

Thank Jon H
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