Old Town

Old Town, Dubrovnik: Address, Old Town Reviews: 4.5/5

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Jon H
Bristol, UK63 contributions
Must visit
Sep 2021 • Couples
Went to the old town area not knowing what to expect and it was awesome. The old walled city is beautiful and walking around the perimeter wall was stunning. Lots to see and experience. A must visit place.
Written 21 September 2021
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MarkfromtheIsland
Duncan, Canada807 contributions
Our favorite stop in Croatia
Sep 2021
We've been here for 3 weeks now - starting in Zagreb and working our way counterclockwise around Croatia.

There are a lot of pretty towns with old towns. Rovinj, Zadar, Split.... this one blows them all away

It's the same formula - the town has been converted into a tourist trap but it's a crazy impressive place. A must see
Written 21 September 2021
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Jeanne and Mike E
3 contributions
Just an okay place
Sep 2021 • Couples
We were really excited to see Dubrovnik and it was the last city on our two week Croatian tour… and unfortunately the most and only disappointing stop. Croatia is an absolute gem of a country from the Plitvice lakes to Split and Hvar and Korcula but Dubrovnik is kind of overrated. The old town is a little bleh unless you’re a GOT geek and the natives are more … not unfriendly… but maybe more bored with the influx of tourists especially the cruise ships.
Anyway we suggest you need not stop here to get a sense of the real Croatia and venture to the other great coastal and inland areas
Written 17 September 2021
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KansasGreekgirl
kansas55 contributions
Stayed in Old Town
Jun 2021
It was really neat to walk through Old Town, stay inside and stroll the ancient streets. There are different shops and places to get snacks or sit down and eat.
Written 13 September 2021
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BM_Zuerich
Zurich, Switzerland24 contributions
Something for everyone
Sep 2021
Lots of restaurants to choose from all with pleasant staff. Various historic buildings and churches to visit.
Written 13 September 2021
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L F
Fresno, CA56 contributions
Fun! Not crowded or tourist-gimmicky like Dubrovnik
Aug 2021
We enjoyed walking through "Little Dubrovnik" to tour the beautiful historic architecture, small shops and delicious seaside restaurants. People couldn't be nicer. Definitely a great alternative to crowded Dubrovnik!
Written 11 September 2021
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NickellFamilyTravel
Los Angeles, CA1,893 contributions
Easy to get around, Recommend walking tour
Aug 2021
Old town is easy to get around, it seems big at first and then you realize how small it really is. I recommend a walking tour, as you will see things that you would not if a guide was not pointing them out to you. Another option is the Game of Thrones tours
Written 9 September 2021
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Cindy M
Atascadero, CA21 contributions
Crowded, but worth a visit
Sep 2021
We actually went to old town a couple of times. We liked it best at night when it's cooler and most people are eating or having a drink so walkways are less crowded.
Written 9 September 2021
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Excursion731033
6 contributions
Too exspensive
Aug 2021 • Family
Beautiful history but don’t eat in the middle of the old town 2 sandwich s 1 salad 1 chips 2 cokes and a beer £85 very expensive for what we ordered
Written 1 September 2021
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HBWillsy
California175 contributions
Old Town, New Money
Jun 2021
Making our way through beautiful Old Town within the fortress walls was a fun experience despite the crowds, extremely high prices for food/drink, and crazy heat. It was over 100 degrees the day we were there and it is hard to find shade unless you are seated at one of the restaurants. Nevertheless, it was a unique and memorable adventure.

It's interesting to see this palatial space as a self contained city with markets, dry cleaners, restaurants, and other places of business taking up the various nooks and crannies. There are also numerous apartments where people actually live. Laundry was hanging out to dry, dogs were running around, locals were hanging out on balconies chatting on cell phones, tv's were blaring, kids were crying, the smell of various types of food permeated the air, etc. I kept thinking how strange it was to see so many modern amenities, dispositions and attitudes juxtoposed against such a setting. How strange and awesome to live in a literal castle/fortress.

Once we got used to the idea of being inside such a fairytale setting, the awe kind of wears thin when you start taking into account how commercialized and expensive it all is. The As mentioned, the food prices were crazy steep. There are stores hawking all kinds of souvenir options too, both inside and outside the walls and small things like water or ice cream are costly. We were told the money goes to fortress/city upkeep, so that does provide some consolation, but be prepared to spend quite a bit of money, particularly if this is a family affair. Lastly, the ground is SUPER SLIPPERY. The limestone and rounded rocks make for a slippery surface made worse by heat, and I can imagine rain/early dew or evening mist makes it even more so. Treaded shoes is advised!

Overall, I'm happy I/we did it. The setting is stunning and the excursion makes for a unique adventure.
Written 31 August 2021
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