Dubrovnik museums tour
- Visit Dubrovnik's must-see museums with an expert guide
- See one of Europe's oldest pharmacies in a monastery
- Learn about the city's seafaring trade at the Maritime museum
- Walk the limestone-paved streets of the UNESCO protected Old Town
Not only is the city of Dubrovnik like a museum in and of itself, it is also home to several museums that house materials that range from prehistoric artifacts to items from the recent Croatian War of Independence. Dubrovnik's museums, all conceptualized as specialized institutions, offer information on all segments of the city's public, private, trade, seafaring and every-day life.
You will meet your guide in front of Pile Gate and then you'll enjoy a guided tour of the splendor of Dubrovnik's UNESCO-protected Old City. As its name suggests, this popular tour focuses on the must-see museums of the Old Town, while your professional guide provides fascinating and entertaining details, background and anecdotes to help enhance your experience.
Stradun, Dubrovnik's main street, will lead you to the Franciscan Monastery, a perfect example of Dubrovnik's singular architecture. Built in the Romanesque-Gothic style, the Monastery is a true masterpiece, housing one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe and its own museum that displays priceless objects from Dubrovnik's historic and cultural past. You will also visit the Dominican Monestary, home to objects that hold a high level of significance in the order's local history.
The Town Hall and the Church of St. Blaise stand on one side of the Cathedral while the Rector's Palace, an outstanding monument of secular architecture, is on the other. The holdings of the museum hold distinctly cultural, historical and artistic value, with about ten thousand objects created between the late-15th and early-20th centuries, all divided into fifteen collections: paintings, printmaking, furniture, textiles, ceramics, metals, icons, glass, photographs and photographic materials, miscellanea, documents, postcards, the writer Ivo Vojnovi?, old weaponry and numismatics.
Next, your guide will bring you to the Ethnographic Museum, a four-story structure built in 1590 with fifteen storage pits on the ground floor and spaces for drying on the upper floors. The musuem is home to some 6,500 objects that showcase the ethnographic heritage of Dubrovnik, the Croatian people and the surrounding nations.
At the Maritime Museum you will discover two exhibits. The first floor offers an overview of the development of the city's martime and shipbuilding trade, from the city's origins to the fall of the Dubrovnik Republic. The exhibits on the second floor highlight the19th-century resurgence of maritime trade in Dubrovnik and on the Pelješac Peninsula, as well as the strength of Dubrovnik steamships through World War II and afterwards.
You will also visit the home museum of Marin Dr?i?, the finest Croatian Renaissance playwright and prose author. An intersting visual presentation shares the life of this famous Croatian comedy writer.
During this Dubrovnik Museum tour, you will inspect the history and the development of Dubrovnik from the 7th century until today with an expert guide at your disposal.
- Professional guide
- Walking tour
- Dubrovnik must-see museums
- Fascinating and entertaining details
- Entrance fee (prepare 140-180 kn for entrance fee, valid for seven days)
- Gratituies (optional)
Ul. Vrata od Pila, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
- You guide will be waiting for you at Pile city gate, beneath the glass monument at the bus station. .
- Places of worship and select museums adhere to a dress code.
- No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed.
- Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.
- You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
- Tour requires a minimum of two full price adult bookings to operate. In the event of the tour being cancelled due to not meeting the minimum booking requirements, you will receive a full refund.
- 9.00am start time
- Not offered on Sunday
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