The Siege of Dubrovnik (Croatian: Opsada Dubrovnika, Serbian: Blokada Dubrovnika) was a military engagement fought between the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) and Croatian forces defending the city of Dubrovnik and its surroundings during the Croatian War of Independence. The JNA started its advance on 1 October 1991 and by late October had captured virtually all of the land between the Pelješac and Prevlaka peninsulas on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, with the exception of Dubrovnik itself. The siege was accompanied by a Yugoslav Navy blockade. The JNA's bombardment of Dubrovnik, including that of the Old Town—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—culminated on 6 December 1991. The bombardment provoked international condemnation, and became a public relations disaster for Serbia and Montenegro, contributing to their diplomatic and economic isolation, as well as the international recognition of Croatia's independence. In May 1992, the JNA retreated to Bosnia and Herzegovina, less than 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) from the coast in some places, and handed over its equipment to the newly formed Army of Republika Srpska (VRS). During this time, the Croatian Army (HV) attacked from the west and pushed back the JNA/VRS from the areas east of Dubrovnik, both in Croatia and in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and by the end of May linked up with the HV unit defending the city. Fighting between the HV and Yugoslav troops east of Dubrovnik gradually died down.
Marvelous Old Town with squares, churches, markets, restaurants. A must see for any visitor. It's very tightly managed: no litter, no hawkers, and only the cats beg. It's not very large, and a fit person can see a lot in 2-3 hours. It's also VERY expensive. Walking ( and churches) are free. Eating out will cost you about 300 Kuna (£35) for a simple meal with drink. Admission to any building about 100 Kuna.
Old town is beautiful, if you don’t go to old town when visiting Dubrovnik then you are definitely missing out! This is a must visit. So much history and so much to see, get a tour guide or roam around on your own, the choice is yours!
Old town is amazing! Easy to walk around. There are no cars allowed and not even for a place to bring a car. If you book a hotel here you will have to carry your bags down long stairs or only a walk in through the west side of town. It’s deff gotten pricey but still beautiful! Enjoy...
Nice place to visit
Too many cruise ships and other visitor numbers make visitng here a nightmare. Come very early morning or late evening.
We spend the majority of our 3 days in Dubrovnik inside the Old Town. There are lots of beautiful restaurants and lovely little shops. We went on a Game of Thrones tour in and around the Old Town and loved it. The Old Town is such a stunning place and has breathtaking views from Fort Lovrijenac. There is a harbour at the other gates in the Old Town where you can go on boat trips to Lokrum Island and panorama boat trips to see the Old Town from the sea. It is always busy here and is full of tourists from around the world. Cruise ships dock in Port Gruz on a daily basis which is a short Uber ride away so if you are on a cruise and stopping in Dubrovnik I highly recommend you coming to see the Old Town.
As the name suggests, Old Town with an ancient charm, dotted with squares, churches, monasteries, restaurants and a wall surrounding it all by the Adriatic sea. Simply beautiful, be it day or night. No entry fee in to the main town area but certain palaces and monasteries have a fee applicable for entry inside. Must see. Can get busy at times. Highly recommended.