Dubrovnik Old Town was one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations until it was ravaged by bombs during the Balkan conflict. Now that the marble streets have been mended and the Baroque buildings patched up, carefully preserved medieval walls of Durbovnik are again the most attractive tourist mecca.
The best way to get a sense of Old Town is to walk its thick fortification walls, which are 80 feet high at some points and pass through a plethora of fortresses and turrets. The one-hour stroll affords great views of tiled rooftops, hidden monastery courtyards, and the surrounding coastline.
Just off the marble-paved main drag, the Stradun, sits the fifteenth-century Dubrovnik Synagogue, the second oldest in Europe. You’re likely to have the place all to yourself while you take in seventeenth-century furnishings, Torah scrolls, and other artifacts from the town’s once-flourishing Jewish community. More about Dubrovnik Old Town