Postcard photo from a vacation in Dubrovnik, Croatia is something most of people visiting want to have. It's not that hard as on each and every corner of the Old Town there is a perfect spot for a photo. Because of its architecture, red rooftops, grey stone walls, 50 shades of blue Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik is a true Instagram-worthy place. Once you take a walk inside the Old Town and get to the main street Stradun it may appear the town is actually small. However, there is no shortage of opportunities to take a stunning travel photo. To be fair, all of the photos would be best to take in the early morning, but we’ll list some of the best times to go if you’re not an early bird. If you’ll be arriving to this photoshoot location in the off season, well then, the best time is anytime. Locals don’t go to the Old Town often and there is not as many tourists as during the summer times for sure.
5. City walls
Do we even need to explain anything in detail? First of all, you’re on a ‘hight’, so yes, the pictures of the town beneath you, all the little streets and the roofs beyond which you can see the sea is all you need for at least 10 photos. Now for this one we wouldn’t advice to go early in the morning (the wall entrance doesn’t open until 08:00 am). Walk the walls during sunset hours, around 17 pm, as by the time you walk the walls, and it takes around an hour, the walls will be closing.
4. Ploče gate
Dubrovnik Old Town has 2 main entrances; Pile gate – where all the buses stop and ploče gate (on the other side of the town). Ploče gate will lead you to Banje beach, which we don’t usually recommend during the summer season for a swim, as the crowds are impossible. But then again if you come early in the morning, you could take some amazing shots overlooking the old harbor from the sea. Let’s go back to Ploče gate, visually captivating entry with far less crowds than Pile gate. Palm trees next to the wooden bridge make a great vintage point. On this side there is another stoned bridge right after your entrance and the point where you take the picture with the stone bridge overlooking St. John’s fortress is 3 minutes walking distance uphill from the gate.
3. Srd mountain
This one is the best to do in the golden hour, so we’re talking about sunset. However, we recommend arriving at least an hour prior to sunset time just to catch a spot. There is a restaurant up the mountain where after your visit to the war museum, you can have a seat and drink up the views.
2. Small streets
Inside the Old Town when o the main street and looking to your left and right you’ll get to see a lot of small side streets. While there are so many specific landmarks and sights to see and to search for, one of the best parts are the side streets. That’s where you actually meet the locals who hide away from the crowds, see their ways of living inside the Old Town and the best part it will be quitter with amazing charming spots. Get lost within the streets, but prepare for a little hike, all of the side streets have a lot of stairs, but the higher it goes the better the view!
1. Dominican monastery
This one is a must during the early morning hours as its location is just passing the Ploče gate and ‘on the way’ so there will be a lot of people resting on the stairs and walking by. Monastery itself is an attraction and one of the most important architectural part of the town. Major treasury of cultural and art heritage is laying inside at the museum with so many rich exhibits. The stairs outside are a true gem for photographers and architectural photography. See for your self
Hope you’ve enjoyed our little guide to the best spots. These are 5 best once on our opinion with plenty more to cover. If you’re interested to learn more, leave us a comment and maybe we’ll cover 5 more ?
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