About St Dominika Street
St Dominika Street in Dubrovnik’s Old Town is a famous cobbled street within the Croatian city’s impressive medieval walls.
St Dominika Street history
The medieval St Dominika Street connects Dubrovnik’s Dominican monastery to the Ploče Gate on one side and Stradun on the other. Subsumed by the city walls in the 14th century, the monastery is a Gothic–Renaissance masterpiece and includes paintings, artefacts, jewels and religious iconography depicting the rich history of Dubrovnik, ‘the Pearl of the Adriatic’.
The Walls of Dubrovnik – of which St Dominika Street is within – are considered to be one of the great fortification systems of the Middle Ages, partly due to their strategically-perfect waterfront location and also because they were never breached by hostile armies. Famous the world over, the walls were granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1979.
Fans of Game of Thrones may also recognise St Dominika Street as the dramatic route the shorn Cersei Lannister walked naked as penance for her sins. “Shame! Shame! Shame!” Ring any bells?
St Dominika Street today
Today, St Dominika Street is a narrow, curved, and cobbled passageway flanked by very high walls, providing visitors a glimpse into medieval Dubrovnik.
It may look slightly different to its on-screen counterpart, given the market scenes featured in Game of Thrones were packed full of bustling market stalls, animals for sale, peasants, and traders – King’s Landing style.
Getting to St Dominika Street
St Dominika Street is located in central Dubrovnik and is easily found on foot. It begins at the Ploče Gate, passing the small Church of St Annunciation to the east of the Dominican monastery, and ends at Sponza Palace.
You can reach the Ploče Gate to start walking the street via public transport on bus lines 1A, 1B, 3 or 8 from the main bus station and port.