Artur Gallery

This little gallery puts on regular exhibitions by local artists, as well as art workshops. The gift shop sells tasteful souvenirs, jewellery and albums related to Dubrovnik. Look out for books by Italian cartoonist Osvaldo Cavandolli. His drawings found inspiration in Dubrovnik thanks to gallery owner Tea Batinić, who invited him here a few years…

9am-1pm, 5-7pm Mon-Fri
Široka More info
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Cablecar
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Opened for the summer of 2010, this popular attraction whisks passengers up in a bright orange box high over the Old Town up to the top of Mount Srđ. It’s a quick but thrilling journey, and well worth the steep fee. The cablecar offers the opportunity to see the Old Town nearly vanish as a…

Open June-Aug 9am-midnight daily. Sept 9am-10pm. Apr, May, Oct 9am-8pm daily. Feb, Mar, Nov 9am-5pm daily. Jan, Dec 9am-4pm daily
Petra Krešimira IV More info

Carmel

A few steps above restaurant-crammed Prijeko is this small photography gallery, hosting themed exhibitions over the summer and selling prints by leading Croatian photographers in a variety of sizes. The gallery owner hails from the Carmel in California, a town long associated with photography (both Edward Weston and Ansel Adams had studios there in their…

Mar-Dec 10am-2pm, 6-10pm daily
Zamanjina 10 More info
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City Walls
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The first thing any visitor should fork out for is entrance up to the City Walls. The main one is by the Pile Gate. Arrowed up towards the Adriatic side, you’re soon scaling staircases to allow you a sublime view of the blue, blue sea to one side and people’s red-tiled roofs, terraces and washing…

Summer 9am-7pm daily. Winter 9am-3pm daily
Old Town, Dubrovnik More info
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Dominican Monastery
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Between the Sponza Palace and the Ploče Gate, this monastery is best known for its late Gothic cloisters and late 15th-century paintings of the Dubrovnik School in the museum – in particular masterpieces by Nikola Božidarević, including his Our Lady with the Saints. On the walls of the monastery church are a beautiful wooden crucifix…

Winter 9am-5pm daily; summer 9am-6pm daily.
Sv Dominika 4 More info
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Dubrovnik Cathedral

The original church, allegedly funded by Richard the Lionheart in recognition of the local hospitality when shipwrecked on Lokrum in the 1190s, was lost to the 1667 earthquake. In its place was built a somewhat bland, baroque affair, free but unenticing to walk around. The main draw is the treasury at one end, a somewhat…

Winter 9am-noon, 3-5pm Mon-Sat; 11am-noon Sun. Summer 9am-5pm Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm Sun.
Poljana Marina Držića More info
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Dubrovnik Contemporary Gallery

When you tire of all of the “I love Dubrovnik” t-shirts and refrigerator magnets, take a 10-minute stroll from the city walls to the Dubrovnik Contemporary Gallery, on the left-hand side of the road that leads to the Excelsior Hotel. This little gem features striking contemporary paintings by Croatian-American artist Selma Hafizovic Muller, who also…

10-2pm, 5-9pm
Frana Supila 9 More info

Dubrovnik Natural History Museum

Recently opened, this modest attraction comprises the stuffed artefacts of a 19th-century collector who bequeathed these varied displays of birds and smaller mammals to a local museum. In storage for decades, they are now on show to the public, along with educative multi-media displays devoted to local flora and fauna.

10am-5pm Mon-Fri; 10am-2pm Sat.
Androvićeva 1 More info

Dulčić, Masle, Pulitika Gallery

While the Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik focuses on the new and the global, its sister operation the DMP named after renowned modern artists concentrates on important figures from the last 200 years. The two-storey gallery owns more than 2,200 pieces but only a fraction are on show. On the top floor, the most important…

10am-8pm Tue-Sun
Poljana Marina Držića 1 More info
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Franciscan Monastery/Old Pharmacy Museum
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One of the oldest pharmacies in Europe is, quite remarkably, still a working chemist’s for locals, and in the complex of the Franciscan Monastery where beautiful cloisters lead to the Old Pharmacy Museum by a pretty courtyard. There you’ll find disturbingly large grinders and implements used by the medical profession in the Ragusan era.

9am-5pm daily
Stradun 2 More info
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