Cavtat Travel Summary

Cavtat is a beautiful palm-fringed harbour town located on the tip of the picturesque Dubrovnik Riviera and a stone’s throw from the border with Montenegro.   Located a short boat journey away from Dubrovnik.

View towards church of our Lady in the Snow

The Cavtat Travel Summary is segmented into 2 key travel themes to immerse you into everything Cavtat:

  1. An introduction and brief history to this wonderful town;
  2. What to See;

Hope you enjoy it!  Carpe Diem!

 1. An introduction and brief history to this wonderful town:

Cavtat has a picturesque waterfront lined with seafood restaurants and a peninsula that has a beautifully dense pine forest with Cypriot pines set against the azure sea.  The harbour has traditional fishing boats and glamorous super-yachts.  The town is a great place for walking with its waterfront walkways with lots of vantage points particularly from the St Rok Cemetary and on the forested peninsular.

C4

The compact old town is a maze of cobbled, stepped lanes with Renaissance architecture dominating in the form of Rector’s palace, fortifications and city walls.  Within the old town you will find 15th-century St Nicholas Church and the old stone house of painter Vlaho Bukovac. There is also the Renaissance influenced Rector’s Palace, home to the curio collection of Baltazar Bogisic, a Victorian scientist who lived in Cavtat.

We did a day trip from Dubrovnik, there are regular ferries will take you direct Cavtat in 45 minutes.

2. What to See:

St Rok Cemetery

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • From the St Rok Cemetery you will be rewarded with panoramic views over the Cavtat Old Town and the Adriatic
  • You can see the beautiful white stone mausoleum made by Croatia’s preeminent sculptor, Ivan Mestrovic, for the Racic family in the 1920s

Cemetary

Relax on the Harbour Front

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • The harbour is perfect for a leisurely walk or tucking into the catch of the day at one of the harbourside restaurants
  • A walk around the peninsular is highly recommended where you will be able to find lots of hidden coves and a beautifully wooded forest
  • The harbour is a great place to grab a drink and people watch and a great vantage point for wonderful sunsets

C5

Church of Our Lady in the Snow

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • This beautiful church was built in the 15th century
  • Inside the chapel you can see the polyptych of St Michael, a famous work by Vicko Lovrin Dobričević dating back to 1510
  • Nearby you can see the ruins of an ancient Roman amphitheatre

Cavtat Habour

Vlaho Bukovac House

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • If you are an art lover head to Vlaho Bukovac House which was the home of Croatia’s most famous artist
  • The Bukovac house, where Vlaho spent his young age, is today’s museum which exhibits his artwork
  • The museum is on two floors with the first floor exhibiting Bukovac’s drawings and the second floor exhibiting the artist’s pictures

3. Photo Gallery:

 

C1 C2 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8 C9 C11 C12 C13 C14 Cavtat Habour Cemetary View towards church of our Lady in the Snow

C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8 C9 C10 C11 C12 C13

#Travel inspiration, destination #photography & expert travel advice

Leave a Reply