Whilst visiting Dubrovnik, you may get recommended to check out the Buza Bar. Actually finding the Buza Bar in Dubrovnik due to the towns maze of streets, may prove to be somewhat elusive. Now don’t let that stop you though, for going out searching for something hidden and out of the ordinary is all part of the fun. The Buza Bar is often referred to as the hole in the wall bar by locals, due it’s rather secretive entrance. The word Buza is from an old Dubrovnik dialect which literally means hole, hence how it got it’s name.
The bar itself sits clinging to the outer side of the city’s wall, and the only way in (or out rather) is through a hole in the wall. Once you find yourself on the other side, you will catch a glimpse of the beautiful outlook towards the sea. Heading down the stairs, you will find seating on the terraces, which are sheltered from the hot sun with awnings and umbrellas. The bar has a nice relaxed vibe, a perfect spot for a vino and free entertainment with the cliff jumpers, the ocean outlook or if in the evening watching the sunset. If you can’t find a seat, then perch yourself on your very own rock.
Cliff Jumping at Buza
Whilst you are sipping on your vino from the terrace, you will will be in prime position to watch the spectacle that is going on down below. During the summer months, adrenaline junkies come down to Buza to jump off the rocks. If you are brave enough you might even give it a go yourself! If not then it’s also a great spot for swimming and sun baking.
How to find the Buza Bar
To find the Buza Bar, you will need to be heading towards the city wall that overlooks island of Lokrum. To get your bearing, you will need to find the St Ignatius Church. From there walk down some alleys towards the city wall. Follow the city wall until you come across a sign saying “cold drinks” which points to an opening in the wall.
The Buza bar is open during the spring and summer months.
The least busiest time to go is in the early afternoon if you are after a drink and there are usually plenty of cliff jumpers around this time.
Cash only venue.