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.


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


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


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:


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