A STROLL THROUGH THE MIDDLE AGES
Walk through the old town of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Follow the ancient Stradun, visit Europe's first pharmacy and the Franciscan Monastery, slow down as you pass by paintings of the “Ragusa school” and the Sponza Palace.
- Old town: Vrata od Pila, Stradun, Onofrio's Fountain
- Franciscan Monastery with the oldest pharmacy in the world and Dominican Monastery
- Sponza Palace, Church of St. Blaise: external visits
- Board the bus on the hill above Dubrovnik, but only to see why the Romans called it Ragusa, i.e. “on the cliff”.
- From here you'll proceed on foot. Passing through the Vrata od Pila, the 1537 gateway to the old town, you'll be officially inside the medieval citadel named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Follow the paved Stradun through the city center to the Loggia Square.
- In the Franciscan Monastery you'll find a cloister with frescoes depicting the life of St. Francis and the oldest pharmacy in Europe, operating since 1317. Walking among the glass cases of the Dominican Monastery you'll find sacred gold objects, manuscripts and paintings of the Renaissance “Ragusa school”.
- Count the columns in the Sponza Palace portico, continue to the Church of St. Blaise, the city's patron saint.
- You still have some free time: use it to find some “Paski sir e Prsut”, a dish containing cheese from the island of Pag, Dalmatian ham and olives.
Good to know
- A shuttle bus is available for your return journey to the ship. Check the time of the last shuttle in the Diario di Bordo.
- Slight changes may be made to itineraries and the length of excursions to protect your health and to comply with regulations and the safety protocol.