You simply cannot fly to Dubrovnik without walking the walls that surround the old town. They are among the finest anywhere in the world, measuring a total of 1,940-metres-long, featuring five forts, and 16 towers and bastions. Take the walk at your own pace and soak up the spectacular views over the terracotta roofs. You will find a handful of cafés at the end closest to the harbour if you fancy a break.
The Rector’s Palace was built in the late 15th century, as the home of the city’s elected leader. Today this Gothic-style building houses a cultural museum, and the wigs and robes of the former leaders’ aids are now on display here. Look out for the clocks on the walls, which are set to 5.45pm –the time when Napoleon's troops stormed the city in 1806.
The Franciscan Monastery and Old Pharmacy Museum are located next to the Pile Gate. Step inside and take a peek at one of the oldest pharmacies in the world, brimming with old jars and curios. It is still in action today and you can see locals popping in to pick up their prescriptions, while tourists browse the antiquities. There is also a museum where you can see old artefacts from the pharmacy, along with medieval artworks and manuscripts.