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Culture of Cavtat. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Cavtat Cavtat is the southernmost and one of the most attractive towns in Croatia. Its history goes back more than two thousand years. This picturesque town has seen many famous historical events that were embodied in its incomparable architectural monuments. Much of the historical and architectural sites that can be seen today were constructed after the 15th century.
In this city even stones are impregnated with the spirit of history. There is no wonder for that as Cavtat, after all, has been famous since antique times as Epidaurus, an ancient Greek … Open
One of the attractions of the old town is a stone stairway; it passes through almost all of its territory and leads to the mountains. Many centuries ago, Forum of Augustus and the Temple of Asclepius were located on the hill. Today, on the site of prehistoric monuments the Racic family Mausoleum can be seen. Next to it there is the picturesque Chapel of St. Rock.
Among the other attractions the Prince’s Palace is notable; it is located on the waterfront and is a must-see landmark. The beautiful palace was turned into a museum; its collection is very interesting and diverse. Among its exhibits there are ancient coins and collectable weapons, objects of art and lots of ancient books. Copyright
Cavtat is the perfect place for travelers who have always wanted to get acquainted with classic Croatian dishes. Local restaurants would offer delicious meat dishes prepared following old … Open
Fans of educational excursions will be interested in visiting the Monastery of Our Lady of the Snows that also houses an interesting collection of exhibits, including paintings of world famous painter Vlaho Bukovac. The artist has born and spent most of his life in Cavtat; his house is also considered a local landmark. The Vlaho Bukovac House was converted into an art museum, which in addition to his works keeps paintings of other famous Croatian painters.
A very attractive and interesting architectural site is the church of St. Nicholas. It is an imposing building with a thought-out façade; its interior strikes with its irresistible appearance. Walls of the church have kept many unique religious and artistic artifacts for hundreds of years. The remains of ancient walls that once protected the city from invaders have also preserved in Cavtat. There are several extensive archaeological areas, as well as ruins of ancient amphitheaters and prehistoric settlements next to the town.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Cavtat and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Cavtat and surroundings

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Cathedrals and basilicas near Cavtat
♥   Crkva sv. Nikole, Ston, 51.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala sv. Ivan, Budva, 61.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Svetište Kraljice Mira, Međugorje, 80.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Cavtat and near

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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Cavtat

Culture guide to Cavtat. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Cavtat: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Cavtat. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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