Looking Down on Dubrovnik



City from cable car


One of the first things we did when we arrived in Dubrovnik was to take in the panoramic view from the top of Srd Hill. I’m not a fan of cable cars but the three minute ride to the top was very quick and certainly worth it.

Looking down on the city it is hard to imagine that in the 1991 war, 80% of the buildings and 75% of the roof tops were destroyed. It took eight and half years for the restoration which was organised by UNESCO who had awarded the city world heritage status in 1979.

For those among you who are feeling adventurous, there is a path from the top that meanders back into the old city,  a ninety minute walk.


Travel Tips
Dubrovnik Cable Car
Frana Supilla 35A

Web Site: Dubrovnik Cable Car
Tickets: Return tickets cost 94Kn per adult

The  cable car station is not far from the Ploče Gate. Wander up the hill towards the fire station and it is around the corner. There is a restaurant and snack bar at the top.





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20 Responses to Looking Down on Dubrovnik

  1. Leigh June 22, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    I had not appreciated how many roof tops were destroyed nor the length of time to do the repairs. What a lot of noise and mess fr all those years. And what a view from up there

    • Jenny Freedman June 22, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

      Absolutely…but it’s looking fabulous now. The view is amazing!

  2. David Wang June 23, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

    Dubrovnik is such a beautiful city! Visiting it is on my bucket list and I hope I get the opportunity soon. In the meantime I guess I’ll just have to enjoy Dubrovnik through your Instagrams 🙂

    • Jenny Freedman June 27, 2013 at 6:29 pm #

      Hi David. I hope Dubrovnik is towards the top of your bucket list…it’s certainly worth being up there. Great that you’re following instagram. There’s also more photos on facebook!

  3. Margaret | Destination Here&Now June 24, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

    Jenny, does it look like a newly built city or have they managed to recreate the feel of the old city?

    • Jenny Freedman June 27, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

      No Margaret, if you didn’t know any of their history, you could not tell. UNESCO bought a team of stonemasons from Florence to restore the major buildings and the others were restored by local tradesman. It’s a beautiful city.

      • Margaret | Destination Here&Now June 28, 2013 at 11:43 am #

        That’s special isn’t it … that they’ve been able to recreate it and no-one would know. Very clever indeed.

        • Jenny Freedman July 1, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

          As you walk around the walls, you can see different coloured tiles…those that are new and those that are original. It also helps to give you an idea as to how widespread the damage was. It’s a beautiful city.

  4. [email protected] June 25, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    Hi Jenny, I love views of colorful rooftops from above. I’m so glad that they were able to restore the rooftops to its former glory. Such a sight to behold.

    • Jenny Freedman June 27, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

      It’s an amazing sight Marisol. Dubrovnik is a wonderful city to visit. The views from the walls are special to!

  5. Salika Jay June 25, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    The view from top is absolutely beautiful, Jenny! I’d take the cable car just to enjoy the view.

    • Jenny Freedman June 27, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

      It’s certainly something you have to do when you are in Dubrovnik Salika.It’s a great city to wander around as well.

  6. Karen (Back Road Journal) June 27, 2013 at 8:43 am #

    Thank goodness they have gotten help to rebuild this historic city.

    • Jenny Freedman June 27, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

      I agree Karen. It was fortunate that Dubrovnik had UNESCO status so help was at hand.

  7. Elevator India June 27, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    An amazing view looking so beautiful thanks for posting.

    • Jenny Freedman June 27, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

      A pleasure Anil. Thanks for stoping by and commenting

  8. Lisa Goodmurphy June 29, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    I didn’t know that so much of Dubrovnik had been destroyed either – thank goodness they were able to restore the city! I have wanted to visit Dubrovnik for so long – we went on a Mediterranean cruise a couple of summers ago and had to choose b/w an itinerary with Croatia and one with Turkey. Decided on Turkey for that trip but I’m hoping to get to Croatia for a longer visit!

    • Jenny Freedman July 1, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

      A hard choice Lisa! Croatia certainly needs time so you can explore more than just Dubrovnik but having said that Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful cities I have seen. To think so much of it was destroyed and to see it now is quite incredible. I hope you get to visit one day!

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