Sometimes the best things in life really are free – so why not save money and give the spending a break as there are certainly lots of opportunities to enjoy Dubrovnik when your budget is a bit tight! The free attractions in Dubrovnik are some of its finest so check out these 5 wonderful free things to do:
Brush up on masonry
Take a closer look at the magnificent stone decoration of the Old Town’s architecture. Many of the churches, monasteries and other notable buildings charge for entry, but the stone carving on the outside is often much more impressive than what you will see inside. On some buildings you may even see evidence of artillery hits from the Homeland War.
Escape the crowds
Visit the backstreets of Stradun’s backstreets and the residential streets north and south of Stradun, the streets are atmospheric and provide a glimpse of what life is like for the 1,000 people who call the Old Town – their home. Take a stroll around and escape the hordes of tourists.
Why not be a romantic and visit Banje beach
Catch the sunset over the Old Town. The pebbly Banje beach is approximately a ten minute walk east of Ploče gate; it is a great spot from which to view the setting sun – with the Old Town as a backdrop. A gorgeous traditional place for this would be Cafe Buza, as it has terraces on the cliffs but obviously you would have to buy a drink!
People watch at the Old Port
Sitting in the Old Port harbour on a lovely hot day with the sea breeze blowing through is just fantastic! You will see numerous colourful boats anchor and moor in, letting their passengers disembark, adding to the already vibrant crowd. Dangle your feet over the quay and watch all the interesting people coming off the boats.
Why not get out of the bustling, busy city and sit on a bench in Gradac Park to enjoy the smell of pine, views down over the Old Town and out across to Lokrum Island. To find it, ascend on Dr. Ante Starčevića road; turn uphill at the Art Café and fork right with the university on your right-hand-side.