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A steep path leads to this beautiful memorial

This Mausoleum was at the top of a steep climb but was worth it! A beautifully serene place with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sally R
Artistic Mausoleum

Overall I found Cavtat a disappointment. It was just another seaside resort with lots of traders... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Scotland, United Kingdom
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| Old Town, Cavtat, Konavle 20210, Croatia
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 May 2008

If you take the time to stroll up the hill from the harbour area of Cavtat you'll be rewarded by the wonderful sight of the Racic mausoleum. It was designed and built by Ivan Mestrovic a famous Croatian sculptor who later became famous in the...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Eyrie graveyard at the top of an awful climb. Got there sweating and breathless to find a young lady sitting reading a book requesting 20K for access to mausoleum. Didn't bother. Tacky? Or maybe it's just me?

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All reviews worth the climb racic family steep walk ivan mestrovic croatian sculptor resting place well worth the effort art deco peaceful place local family worth a visit amazing views up hill small fee beautiful building few steps half way
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Mausoleum was at the top of a steep climb but was worth it! A beautifully serene place with great views.

Thank Sally R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall I found Cavtat a disappointment. It was just another seaside resort with lots of traders. However, the mausoleum was a real find. It is easy to find on the walk around the bay. It was deisnged by Ivan Mestrovic who went on to be...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go up the steps or there is a incline on the other side..What a serene place to rest in peace, literally. .views amazing. .payed 20 Kuna to enter mausoleum, why not its only a couple of quid..Family mausoleum it's lovely architecture. .

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the steep climb. Very stylish and moving mausoleum. Cool interior and wonderful views. Good information available on phone with details given at the sight. Moving to read about the family.

Thank Lindseybythesea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered the Racic mausoleum when exploring Cavtat. Be warned though, we had to climb 173 steps to reach the top. On the way up though we came across a little place selling refreshments. Once you reach the top you'll find a large cemetary in...More

Thank Jo K
Reviewed 15 October 2018

A steep walk up to the mausoleum but rewarded with a great view, and a look around the inside of the mausoleum (20kuna). Very interesting and good explanations as to the sculptures inside. The curator was very helpful. Beautiful od tombs in the grounds. Rewarded...More

Thank Kennyboy21
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Lots of steps up to it and very steep, fabulous views when you get there. Lots of information in the cemetery.

Thank Quest735771
Reviewed 13 October 2018

It is a steep climb up to the mausoleum or up many steps. It is a beautiful well kept spot with magnificent views

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Very steep walk up the hill at the end of the harbour, but worth it,the views are amazing,the cemetery is beautiful and it had a mausoleum to view very peaceful and relaxing, worth a visit

Thank Trek823460
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I made it up the many steps with a break at the Belle Vue cafe bar, a small friendly family run business half way up. Having a 7 day Dubrovnik card, we got a 30% discount off the already cheap entry fee...More

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23 October 2018|
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Response from Malcolm R | Reviewed this property |
Just have to take your time and rest a couple of times on the way up,, well worth the effort,even more beautiful views just before the sunset but then wouldn't be able to see cemetery/mausoleum properly
26 July 2016|
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Response from J0hn1950 | Reviewed this property |
Start from the main harbour - the quayside where the larger boats dock and where there is a row of restaurants. Walk uphill between the houses in any of the backstreets into the old town. When you reach a larger "street... More
26 July 2016|
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Response from tinadigney | Reviewed this property |
If you go through the car park at the other side of town past the tourist office and head out towards the headland there is a path that leads to steps up to the cemetery. These are not too obvious and the cemetery is not... More