Dubrovnik Street Stories

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Storytelling tour of old Dubrovnik

 

It's easy to get lost in the maze of the small streets and alleyways of the Old Town. But did you know they all have their stories? Join our Dubrovnik Street Stories storytelling tour and discover the rich history behind the names!

It's not just the poets and playwrights that our streets were named after. Did you know there's also the Blacksmiths' Street, Goldsmiths' Street, the Cistern Street and even the oddly named Pitch-black Street? Although they may be lined with restaurants and wine bars today, that was not the case centuries ago. Back in the day, these streets resounded with everyday life of the people of Dubrovnik; arts and crafts that have been long forgotten...

Dubrovnik is soaked in history, but many streets are left unnoticed by the traveller. And that's a shame because off the main street there's a maze of small streets and narrow alleyways waiting to be discovered. Hear about the Antunini, the wannabe aristocrats in the Antuninska street and visit the strangely named Dead Bell square. Check out the Jewish street where you can still see traces of the Jewish presence in Dubrovnik. In the company of your knowledgeable tour guide, visit what was once the red light district of Dubrovnik and find out how a convicted murderer ended up having a street named after him!

Take a step back in time and learn what's in a name! Our guide will take you through the labyrinth of old cobblestone streets of the Old Town and tell you their stories. If only these walls could talk... With our Dubrovnik Street Stories storytelling tour they can. Are you ready to listen?

Tour itinerary:

  1. Group meeting at Buža gate, the northern entrance to the Old town
  2. Introduction to the tour near the city map - the statute of 1272 explained
  3. Peline street - the red-light district of old Dubrovnik
  4. Od Sigurate street - one of the oldest small churhes in the Old town
  5. Prijeko street - urban development explained
  6. Antuninska street - the story about one of the most influential group of citizens, the Antunini
  7. Široka street - pathway towards the southern part of the old town
  8. Od puča street - how the rich had their own water supply
  9. Od Rupa street - climbing up to the core of the Old town, Rupe museum explained
  10. The secret tunnel through St. Mary's convent
  11. The Dead bell square - one of the most picturesque corners of the Old town
  12. Along Grbava and Tmušasta - the narrowest and darkest alleys of Dubrovnik
  13. Gundulić square - how the great earthquake of 1667 changed urban planning forever
  14. Između polača street - the lost palaces of the aristocracy
  15. Žudioska street - the old Jewish ghetto explained
  16. Kovačka and Zlatarska - arts and crafts of old Dubrovnik explained
  17. Near St. Nicholas' church - the final stop

Tour highlights:

  • exploring the hidden alleys of the old Town
  • historical narrative covering the very foundations of Dubrovnik
  • stories you won't hear anywhere else

Duration: 2 hours  Price: 180 Kn per person

Meeting point: Buža gate, see the map for more details.

Please note: this is a private thematic tour, available on request.