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Dubrovnik

About

Included on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List, this city offers not just centuries of glorious history encapsulated in its walls, churches picturesque streets and fortresses, but also an opportunity to bring them all to life to anyone willing to embark on an adventure of Dubrovnik discovery.

Dubrovnik wealth was built on maritime trade, but it’s role in the Mediterranean was built on diplomacy. In the Middle Ages it became the only city-state in the Adriatic to rival Venice. Supported by its wealth and skilled diplomacy, the city achieved a remarkable level of development during the 15th and 16th centuries.

Furthermore, Dubrovnik was one of the centres of the development of the Croatian language and literature, home to many notable poets, playwrights, painters, mathematicians, physicists and other scholars.

Dubrovnik was “discovered” early, in the 19th century by various travelers, who found retreat there. Today it is the shiniest jewel in Croatian tourist crown.

INFORMATION

  • CountryCroatia
  • RegionSouth Dalmatia
  • Founded7th century
  • Population100000
  • ReligionCatholic
  • LanguageCroatian
  • Main AttractionsCity Walls, Dominican Monastery, Franciscan Monastery/Old Pharmacy Museum, Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace, Cablecar
  • ClimateMediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters.
  • Suggested activitiescoffee on city walls cliffs, fine dining, city exploring, day on the beaches, museum hopping
  • Local dishesGreen Manestra, Dubrovacki brudet (local fish stew), sporki marakuli
  • ConnectivityDubrovnik Airport is the closest international airport. Ferry to Split, surrounding islands, Bari (ITA), Ancona (ITA), Pescara (ITA)
  • Preferred hotelsHotel Villa Dubrovnik. Hotel Villa Argentina. Hotel Excelsior