Find the hidden doors and explore…
For those who are game enough to sight-SEA Croatia and find the hidden doors hidden within the Dubrovnik City Walls, you may very well find yourselves landing in either BUŽA BAR I or BUŽA BAR II. Buža in Dubrovački dialect literally means ‘hole’ which is pretty much spot on for these two concealed attractions, given that both entrances resemble a ‘hole’-like structure.
Both bars overlook the expansive sea and the beautiful lush island of Lokrum which houses a monastery dating back to the 11th century and botanical garden! Enjoy a beverage or cool down with a swim, these spots are not to be missed. The cliff bars have been transformed into a safe space which offers the option of chairs and tables.
HOW TO GET THERE?
To find the secretive entrances to both bars ensure you are situated in Old Town Dubrovnik. Both options below will take you to the fabulous Buža Bar I and Buža Bar II.
Walk to the fruit and vegetable market called Gundulićeva Poljana. When facing south, walk up the grand Baroque stairs, a fine example of Baroque Architecture in Dubrovnik. You will shortly arrive at the Jesuit square and the Church of St. Ignatius (Crkva Sv. Ignacij).
Next walk around the corner, follow the wall and after a few metres you will find the entrance to Buža Bar I. To find Buža Bar II, keep following along the outer city walls. It will only take a few minutes to get to Buža Bar II from Buža Bar I.
As a starting point, head to The Assumption Cathedral (Katedrala Marijina Uznesenja) and when facing it choose to walk down the street on your left. Walk towards Oyster and Sushi Bar Bota and then towards the outer city walls. Follow the outer city walls and keep on the lookout for a hole in the wall! Both bars will be found this way.
Buža Bar I and Buža Bar II will certainly leave you feeling refreshed and eager for some more seaside finds… which Croatia definitely offers.
Stay tuned to sight-SEA more of Croatia!
P.S. While you’re in Old Town Dubrovnik, check out My Grandma is Like the Sea children’s book in the Algebra bookstores.