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Where to eat?
We highly recommend trying local cuisine which is usually very light - typical Mediterranean cuisine based on olive oil cooking which is often consist of fish or shell food with green vegetable usually blitva (mangold) aside. Traditional Croatian prsut, cheese such as sir iz ulja (cheese in oil) and olives can be find in any restaurants. But Dubrovnik is well known for its Rozata - sweet dish eaten as desert very similar to French caramel. If you are lucky you might try Kotonjata or Arancini which are sweet caramelized fruit deserts made from quince an oranges or lemons.
Traditional preparation of meat and fish ispod peke (under the bell) can be tried and enjoyed in region of Konavle.
Tourist menus can be find in many restaurants in and around Old Town. We would recommend avoiding cheap pizza places if you can but some of sandwich bars can offer great and innovative meal for bargain.

What to drink?
Rakija or local red wines from Peljesac are highly recommended to try during your stay in Dubrovnik. You can purchase it either in bars or at shops.

What to see?
Walk around 1.9km City Walls are must do while in Dubrovnik. Historical must see location include: The Church of St. Blaise, Luza Square and the Stradun, Cathedral, Lazareti, Martime museum, Onofrio Fountain, Roland's Column, The Sponza Palace, Rector's Palace and great Lovrijenac Fortress with amazing history and architecture. Also worth seeing is Franciscan Monastery with one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe - which is still open as well as the second oldest synagogue in whole Europe placed in Zudioska street at Stradun.
Dubrovnik summer festival is a great music, drama, ballet which has history longer then 55 years in a row.
Julian Rachlin and friends is a great top notch music festivals during September which tickets for world renowned artists are fast sellers.
Dubrovnik`s wild league is a Dubrovnik summer competition of Dubrovnik`s beaches in water polo - for the prestigious title of best in town. Water polo is sport which has enormous, almost fanatic support in Dubrovnik.
There are some but not many alternative festivals, mostly single bend concerts during summer.

Around Dubrovnik?
Many of the nearby pebble beaches such as Banje and St. Jacob beach offer great way to spend a day just as many of rocky beach around Old City.
Cable car can take you to hill Srd just above Dubrovnik from where you can take lovely photos and enjoy great view. At Srd there is also Imperial Castle which houses War museum.
Daily excursions to Elafiti (Dubrovnik`s nearby group of island) can be purchase at Old Harbor in Old Town. Light fish lunch is often included in price of excursion.
Trip to city of Cavtat either by ship or by bus offers great way to visit Konavle region and some hiden traditional restaurants at nearby hills.
Island of Lopud for single day is great way to spend a day and Island of Mljet can be visited for more then one day and enjoy great nature at this authentic National park.
Trip to Ston is highly recommend for stroll around world`s second longest city wall and to try world famous mussels from Ston and Ston`s cake (which consists of pasta and carob).
Daily trip to nearby Montenegro to city of St. Stefan or Kotor can be bought at local agencies as well as trips to city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina.