Top Historical Places in Dubrovnik

Are you looking to explore the history of Dubrovnik through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Dubrovnik including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Dubrovnik. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Dubrovnik ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Dubrovnik, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Dubrovnik for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Dubrovnik with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Ancient City Walls

    Landmark, View Point, Historical Site, Architecture

    Medieval Dubrovnik took its defences super seriously. How seriously you ask? Well, imagine you were buying a new city defence online, and you wanted to pimp that armour up! This is what the Dubrovnik City Wall feature page would look like 2 km long A maximum height of 25 metres Double lined 17 towers (including Minceta Tower, St. Luke’s Tower) 1 fortress (St. John’s Fortress) 2 sub...Read more
  2. Old Town

    Old Town

    This precious sice of history was brutally bombed in the Croatian War of Independence in the 90s, but almost all the damage has been rectified, restoring it to it’s full medieval glory. There are just so many things to see here: Orlando’s Column – a flag staff dedicated to the hero. The Belfries near the Ploce Entrance. The Sponza palace and it’s small historical museum...Read more
  3. Minceta Tower

    4.7 (681 Votes)
    Minceta Tower

    Tower, Fort

    If you are yearning for a bird’s eye view of this red-hooded city, there is no better place to visit other than the lovely Minceta Fortress. This attraction gives you a chance to bask in the glorious contrasting views of the city, where the red roofs of the city’s structures strike a luring contrast with the blues of the Adriatic. The main reason of this is its being as the tallest ...Read more
  4. Fort Lovrijenac

    4.6 (519 Votes)
    Fort Lovrijenac

    Historical Site, Fort

    One of the most important attractions of Croatia, the Fort Lovrijenac has got to be on every list of things to do in Dubrovnik. What’s more? If you are a fan of the hit TV series Game of Thrones, you will particularly be very impressed by this attraction, as this is where most of the show has been shot. There is not a lot of information with regards to the fort’s history, neverthele...Read more
  5. Pile Gate

    4.6 (652 Votes)
    Pile Gate

    Historical Site

    This attraction can easily be considered as the gateway to Dubrovnik or deep-rooted, rich history. This is where you are dropped off at, in case you travel to city by a bus. Other than this fact, there is not much to this attraction, besides some intricate art work and structuring. This is also where most of the city tours commence, especially the Dubrovnik Old Town Walk. It is busy almost all ...Read more
  6. Museum Of Croatian War Of Independence

    Museum, Historical Site, War Memorial

    Whether or not you are a history buff, a visit to the Museum of Croatian War of Independence is a must while you are here. Throwing light upon the nation’s struggle for independence, this museum is eye-opening along with being heart-warming at the same time. Artifacts and posters are the source of information here, as well as one audio-visual screening. It can be quite stirring, so best s...Read more
  7. Church Of St. Ignatius

    Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Unhappy with Italian scholars and education, the Bishop Beccaddeli of Dubrovnik commissioned the newly found Jesuit order to open a college here. That was in 1555. What with earthquakes and everything, the church wasn’t opened till 1729. It was built by Ignazio Pozzo into the finest example of Baroque architecture in all of Dubrovnik; indeed, some say all of Dalmatia. It’s definitel...Read more
  8. Rector's Palace

    4.3 (53 Votes)
    Rector's Palace

    Palace, Exhibition

    As the name suggests, the Rector’s Palace is the place that was once served by Rectors of the Republic of Ragusa between the 14th century and 1808. A striking structure, with Gothic motifs to it, this Dubrovnik attraction is equally balance with elements of the Renaissance and Baroque styles. Destroyed by fire in the 14th century, it was renovated later, to what it is right now. The build...Read more
  9. Sponza Palace

    4.5 (44 Votes)
    Sponza Palace

    Palace, Architecture

    Deriving its name from the Latin word “spongia” that literally means “the spot where rainwater was collected.” Following suit of several other structures and buildings in the city, the Spnoza Palace to depicts architecture of the mixed Gothic and Renaissance style, dating back to the 15th century. Part form serving administrative purposes this palace also accommodates th...Read more
  10. Fort Bokar

    4.7 (14 Votes)
    Fort Bokar

    View Point, Walking Area, Historical Site, Fort

    On your exploration in Dubrovnik, you are going to be stepping back in time on several occasions. The Fort Bokar is one such attraction that bequeaths you with a rendezvous from the past. The fort is a part of almost all the walking tours, and is a must visit if you want some more spectacular views of the city from a height. The fort is of high significance given the fact that it has survived s...Read more
  11. Ploce Gate

    4.6 (17 Votes)
    Ploce Gate

    Historical Site

    The Ploce Gate is much more than a gate. It is in fact a grand entrance into the city, on the eastern side. A construction dating back to the 14th century, the gate is a highly admirable site. There are several eating joints around, from where you can grab a bit, sit and revere the gate’s beauty. Evenings see a small ceremony like thing that has two guards walking past the Revelin, to the...Read more
  12. Dubrovnik Cathedral

    4.6 (733 Votes)
    Dubrovnik Cathedral

    Religious Site, Cathedral

    The building you see today is te fifth cathedral built on that vary spot. The last one before current was a Romanesque building, destroyed by a massive earthquake in 1667. When it was rebuilt, they formed a Latin cross plan and large thermal windows on the upper walls, giving the whole interior a much airier feel. The current building is in Baroque style with a grand, grand dome. To See: A Tri...Read more
  13. Orlando's Column

    Historical Site, Tower

    Standing pretty amidst other important attractions of Dubrovnik like Stradun street, Sponza palace and the City Bell Tower, the Orlando Column is important owing to the history behind it. The column is a beautiful sight of a carved knight, Orlando. As per folktales was this knight Orlando and his fleet that saved the city from a 15th century, 15 month long Saracen siege. The forearm of the Orla...Read more
  14. Revelin

    4.6 (8 Votes)

    Historical Site, Fort

    Being the backdrop of the super hit TV series of Game of Thrones, the Revelin Fortress is one of the most popular attraction of Dubrovnik. It was built in the year 1463 so as to “defend the eastern approach and the harbor.” Thus, the fortress also bestows you with iconic views of the harbor. Visit this attraction around sunsets, nearing the dusk, when boat light glisten the waves of...Read more
  15. Archeological Museum

    4.1 (1 Vote)
    Archeological Museum

    Museum, Archaeological Site

    It is but natural to be interested in the archeology of such a historically rich city. And so, we have the Archeological Museums, quenching the curiosity all those curious. Most of the items of the collection throw light on the significance and influence of the Roman culture. Found during several excavations and hunts, these objects are highly valuable. Items of glassware, metal ware, bones amo...Read more