When you arrive in Dubrovnik and see the impressive city walls for the first time, you might feel tempted to climb them right away, but during the summer months we advise you to wait until the late afternoon, when the hottest hours of the day are over and it is more comfortable to walk in the sun. You will need about 1 to 2 hours to walk the 2 km route over the walls around the city. Each season has different opening hours, so make sure to check this before your visit. The admission fees are 120 Kuna for adults and 30 Kuna for children.
If you are wondering what else there is to do in Dubrovnik besides walking on its famous walls, we have created a list of interesting sites and activities to make the most out of your stay in Dubrovnik.
- Visit the Franciscan Monastery and the oldest pharmacy in Europe
You will find the monastery right after you enter the Old Town through Pile Gate. This beautiful monastery is especially popular because of its peaceful cloister, a green oasis inside Dubrovnik’s busy center. The pharmacy is the oldest in Europe and has been in use continuously since 1317. Besides picking up your prescriptions, you can also try creams made from local products according to ancient recipes at the pharmacy. The pharmacy is located inside the monastery walls.
- Explore Lokrum Island
Have you noticed the small island in the background of many photos of Dubrovnik? This is Lokrum island, an uninhabited island (only peacocks live there!) that is a great swimming spot. There is a salt water lake on the island, a naturist beach and lots of lovely natural beaches along the island’s entire coast. The local taxi-boats can take you there in 15 minutes.