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War Photo Limited

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Distressing but unavoidable, the issue of defense has been an ongoing theme... recently during the Croatian War of Independence (1991–1995). — Frommer's

Its declared intention is to ‘expose the myth of war... by focusing on how war inflicts injustices on innocents and combatants alike’. — Lonely Planet

The aim of this exhibition space is to raise awareness of and teach us about war photography, and to show war as it really is: raw, venal and terrifying. — Michelin Guide

This modern gallery is dedicated to photo-journalism from war zones around the world, and attempts to offer unbiased reporting with a human element. — The Telegraph

Shocking and impressive, this modern gallery devotes two entire floors to war photojournalism. — Fodor's

Rector's Palace

Dubrovnik 90 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This former medieval fortress combines a sophisticated 15C Gothic style with Renaissance, Baroque and even Rococo elements, following a series of accidents and the earthquake of 1667. — Michelin Guide

This 15th-century palace (now a museum) was once the governmental seat of the Ragusan Republic. — Concierge

The design is most notable for its elegant arcaded façade and internal courtyard. — Frommer's

The palace has been turned into the Cultural History Museum... evoking the glorious history of Dubrovnik. — Lonely Planet

The former castle that now houses the Museum of Dubrovnik, which has artifacts—including old coins and furnishings. — Travel + Leisure

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Dubrovnik Cable Car

Dubrovnik 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

At the end of the line there’s a stupendous perspective of the city. — Lonely Planet

Carries visitors to the peak of Mount Srdj (405m/1,330 ft.) in just three minutes, providing spectacular views down onto town and out to sea. — Frommer's

Opened in July 2010, the cable car is a surprise ultra-modern amusement for medieval Dubrovnik — The Telegraph

It's a scenic three-minute ride to the top of Mt. Srdj (405 meters), for spectacular views down onto the Old Town and the islands. — Fodor's

The view really is breathtaking and the museum in the Imperial Fortress just behind it is a must. — Afar Magazine

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Dominican Monastery

Dubrovnik 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A rich collection of Renaissance paintings and hundreds of illuminated manuscripts. — Travel + Leisure

A museum, exhibiting religious paintings by members of the so-called Dubrovnik School, as well as a horde of golden reliquaries. — Frommer's

The museum itself displays the monastery's sacred art collections, along with priceless paintings and ancient manuscripts. — Michelin Guide

With a splendid, late-15th-century floral Gothic cloister as its centerpiece, the monastery is best known for its museum. — Fodor's

This imposing structure is an architectural highlight, built in a transitional Gothic-Renaissance style, and containing an impressive art collection. — Lonely Planet

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Sponza Palace

Dubrovnik 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Most of the palace remains closed to the public, but if you step into the central courtyard you will see the entrance to the small Memorial Room. — Frommer's

This superb 16th-century palace is a mixture of Gothic and Renaissance styles beginning with an exquisite Renaissance portico. — Lonely Planet

This palace, once home to the customs and minting works of the Republic of Ragusa, boasts a striking arcaded gallery. Today the municipal archives are stored here. — Michelin Guide

Hosts art exhibitions and the occasional concert. — Travel + Leisure

This 16th-century Gothic Renaissance palace served as the mint, an arsenal, and eventually a place for the most educated citizens. — Fodor's

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Franciscan Monastery

Dubrovnik 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Within this monastery's solid stone walls is a gorgeous mid-14th-century cloister , a historic pharmacy and a small museum. — Lonely Planet

Treat yourself to a tour of the peaceful Franciscan Monastery — Michelin Guide

You have access to Europe’s oldest working pharmacy, founded in 1317, and still in business today, selling herbal lotions and tonics, made to centuries-old recipes. — Frommer's

The gilded interior of the church next door has an impressive vaulted ceiling, and the accompanying museum displays old medical equipment. — Concierge

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Pile Gate

Dubrovnik 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

In the days of the republic, both entrances into the walled city were closed at night. — Frommer's

Combining a Renaissance arch with a wooden drawbridge on chains, this has always been the main entrance to the city walls. — Fodor's

This gate is a reminder of the time when the city was locked every evening and only Catholics were allowed to remain inside the city walls — Michelin Guide

The natural starting point to any visit to Dubrovnik, this fabulous city gate was built in 1537. — Lonely Planet

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Ancient City Walls

Dubrovnik 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

No visit to Dubrovnik would be complete without a walk around the spectacular city walls, the finest in the world and the city's main claim to fame — Lonely Planet

Dubrovnik's city walls define the Old Town and are one of the world's most stunning architectural achievements — Fodor's

The definitive ‘must’ on any visit to Dubrovnik, the medieval city walls are best explored with a full-circuit, two-kilometre walk along the battlements. — The Telegraph

Of the cities I've seen world-wide the last 12 years on the road, Dubrovnik, Croatia is an absolute 'Top Five' for me — Afar Magazine

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Island of Lokrum

Dubrovnik 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Lush Lokrum is a beautiful, forested island full of holm oaks, black ash, pines and olive trees, and an ideal escape from urban Dubrovnik — Lonely Planet

This tiny island rich in dense vegetation lies opposite the walled city — Michelin Guide

An island just ten minutes' ferry ride away, Lokrum was declared a nature reserve in 1964. — Concierge

We laid down our beach towels on the rocks, where the edge of the island met the soft lapping waves. Several peacocks watched us from a close distance. — Afar Magazine

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Dubrovnik Sea Aquarium

Dubrovnik 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This museum is located in the Fort of St John which defended the town against maritime attacks — Michelin Guide

Home to two family-friendly museums that illustrate Croatia's love affair with the sea. — Concierge

This aquarium provides an experience of underwater Adriatic life. — Frommer's

Inside St John Fort, this museum traces the history of navigation in Dubrovnik with ship models, maritime objects and paintings. — Lonely Planet

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Placa Thoroughfare

Dubrovnik 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A stretch of sea before it was filled in in the 11C, this road links the town's two gates. — Michelin Guide

The Placa, commonly known as Stradun, is 300 meters long and cuts straight through the Old Town from the Pile to the Ploče Gate; it is the best people-watching promenade in town. — Fodor's

Running between Pile Gate and Ploče Gate, through the heart of the pedestrian-only Old Town, Stradun (aka Placa) is Dubrovnik’s main thoroughfare. — Frommer's

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Ploce Gate

Dubrovnik 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Less ornamented than the Pile Gate at the other side of town, Dubrovnik's eastern entrance sits in the shadow of Fort Revelin, approached by a stone bridge. — Lonely Planet

Ploče Gate, the eastern entrance to the Old City, was also built in the 15th century, and is composed of an inner and outer arch, plus a stone bridge. — Frommer's

The gate of Ploce is the second great gate of Dubrovnik — Michelin Guide

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Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Dubrovnik 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Its style is fully characteristic of the Counter Reformation (curves, columns, pilasters, pediments, dome, moulding and inner cornices). — Michelin Guide

An elegant set of sweeping Baroque stairs, reminiscent of Rome’s Spanish Steps, lead up to the Jesuit Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. — Frommer's

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Church of Saint Blaise

Dubrovnik 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This 18th-century baroque church replaced an earlier one destroyed by fire. — Fodor's

The silver statue of St Blaise, holding a model of the city as it would have looked before the 1667 earthquake... came to be regarded as miraculous. — Frommer's

Dedicated to the city's patron saint, this imposing church was built in 1715 in the ornate baroque style. — Lonely Planet

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Orlando Column

Dubrovnik 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Luža Sq once served as a marketplace, and this stone column – carved in 1417 and featuring the image of a medieval knight – used to be the spot where edicts, festivities and public verdicts were announced. — Lonely Planet

According to legend, Orlando helped the people of Ragusa fight off a Saracen attack in the 9th century. — Frommer's

Dating back to 1418, Orlando's Column, located at the end of the Stradun and serving as a popular meeting point, is dedicated to legendary 8th-century knight Roland. — Fodor's

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Synagogue

Dubrovnik 78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Inside is a museum that exhibits religious relics and documentation on the local Jewish population. — Lonely Planet

Built in the 15C to accommodate the Jewish community which grew sharply after the Inquisition and the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, the synagogue still stands in Ulica Zudioska... — Michelin Guide

Europe’s second oldest continuously functioning synagogue (after the one in Prague). — Frommer's

Bears testament to Dubrovnik's once thriving Jewish community. — Fodor's

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St. Saviour Church

Dubrovnik 78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Built between 1520 and 1528, this church was one of the few buildings to survive the earthquake of 1667. It’s open for occasional exhibitions and candlelight concerts. — Lonely Planet

St. Saviour is one of a very few Dubrovnik structures that survived the 1667 earthquake. — Frommer's

Next door to the Orthodox church, this small museum displays religious icons from the Balkan region and Russia, as well as several portraits of early-20th-century Dubrovnik personalities by local artist Vlaho Bukovac. — Fodor's

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Revelin Fortress

Dubrovnik 77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The big fortress at the eastern end of town contains an archaeological museum and the Revelin nightclub. — Lonely Planet

This fortress, built in 1462, was enlarged in the following century to resist the Turks who had invaded neighbouring Bosnia. — Michelin Guide

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Cafe Buza

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With tables arranged on a series of terraces built into the rocks and jazzy soundtracks to go along with stunning vistas to Lokrum, both bars make a great place to stop for a drink or a swim. — Fodor's

Quite possibly the perfect beach bar, this hole-in-the-wall unfolds across a series of terraces hewn to the cliffs with nothing but a narrow railing between your table and the Adriatic. — Travel + Leisure

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Museum of Modern Art

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This sprawling, 2,000-piece collection of modern Croatian art occupies a minor palace overlooking the seafront. — Concierge

The best place to gain perspective on Croatia's unique 19th-century artists. — Travel + Leisure

Spread over three floors of a significant modernist building east of the old town, this excellent gallery showcases Croatian artists, particularly painter Vlaho Bukovac from nearby Cavtat. — Lonely Planet

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