An aspect of modern engineering in a city where so much is medieval, Dubrovnik’s cable car opened only in 2010. Departing from outside the Old Town walls, it carries visitors to the peak of Mount Srdj (405m/1,330 ft.) in just three minutes, providing spectacular views down onto town and out to sea. Amenities up top include a restaurant and a souvenir shop. If you enjoy hiking, you might ride the cable car up, then walk back down following the Mount Srdj Ropeway—the path is rocky and steep, so be sure to wear decent shoes. If romance is more your thing, go up in the early evening and watch the sun set over the sea.