The paper discusses the traffic problems in the Dubrovnik area. It is emphasized that the traffic has already reached a high level of demand which causes quotidian problems. There are several reasons for a high traffic demand: the so far neglect, uncontrolled building in an already cramped area and the lack of systematic and long-term solutions. The problems are intensified during the tourist season when the traffic sector is additionally burdened by temporary inhabitants, who are more active and more demanding in this sense. It is also stated that Dubrovnik also has an unfavorable traffic position, that the traffic connections with its surroundings are inappropriate for the modern demands and that the so far postponed investments in the traffic infrastructure are necessary in order to improve traffic conditions. The problems of the functioning of traffic, both moving and standing in the downtown area are also emphasized, and some of the possible solutions are indicated.