Where are the most Instagrammable spots in Dubrovnik?
Step into Dubrovnik Old Town where you’ll find a picture perfect scene around every corner.
The chalky white buildings and marble streets are any Instagrammer’s dream and you won’t be short of inspiration.
To help you get started, I’ve put together a list of top Instagram spots from my trip to Croatia.
Let’s get those creative juices flowing!
Dubrovnik Buza Bar
Okay I may be a little obsessed – you probably know this is not the first time I have written about the Buza bar. But forgive me, the place is crying out to be Instagrammed!
I took this birds eye shot during my walk along the Old City wall but the venue is also photogenic from inside.
The hole-in-the-wall bar is built into the cliff with views of the shimmering Adriatic Sea. Are you sold yet?
Directions to Buza bar here.
Old City Stairways
The tourist crowds become a distant memory when you enter the narrow side streets of the Old Town – which make them the perfect spot for a more private and candid shot.
Almost every stairway leading up from the Stradun is oozing with Instagram charm as the streets are adorned with vintage shutters, flowers and antique lights.
Ulica Zudioska and Ulica Kovacka were two of my favourite streets. They weren’t the most picture perfect but I felt they were a true representation of Old Town everyday life.
We took our time climbing the long stairways and greeting the locals along the way, who were either sat on the steps with friends or hanging their washing out to dry.
Tip: Head out early morning when the streets are almost empty
The Old City Walls
As well as being one of the top things to see in Dubrovnik, the city walls offer fantastic views across the terracotta roof tops of the Old Town, perfect for Instagramming.
You’ll find crumbling buildings and secret corners throughout the walk, otherwise hidden from sight.
And you don’t have to worry about anyone blocking your frame from up there! You have free reign over the Old City.
When I first laid eyes on Dubrovnik’s main street, I was struck by just how clean it was. It was so shiny, I could almost see my reflection.
The Stradun is the centre of the hustle and bustle of the Old Town so make sure you head there early – before 9am – to capture it before the crowds descend or late in the evening.
Ancient stone buildings line the street, making it the perfect place for a good old FollowMeToo pose or food-in-the-air shot.
For sweeping views of Dubrovnik and the Adriatic coast, catch the cable car to the top of Mount Sdr.
Despite the crowds, I managed to get an uninterrupted view of the city behind me in this pic by climbing down the mountainside– it’s far less risky than it looks!
Visit the viewing platform or circle the mountain for a less crowded and more unique picture.
Gradska Luka / Old Port
Not only is Dubrovnik old port great for a seafood lunch, it is also a great place to get the camera out.
And if you want to capture the marina from a new angle like above, you can take a boat or kayak out to sea from the jetty.
I spent the afternoon sat at one of the various cafes catching up with my diary and playing around with my camera.
Here I used the portrait mode on the iPhone 7 for shallow depth of field to give this blurred background effect and it sums up my time at the old port with my tourist map and a Croatian beer in hand ❤
I hope this list helps you get inspired and get started on your Croatian city break.
Thanks for stopping by. If you’d like to share your Insta posts of Dubrovnik, feel free to post in the comments below!