Things To Do In Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a city with an ancient history in the southern part of Croatia. It is famous tourist center and is called the ”Pearl of the Adriatic”. The city is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

In the past, the city was one of the important centers of development of the Serbo – Croatian language. It was also a center for poets, painters, writers and other scientists.

The history of Dubrovnik is remarkable. An independent, merchant republic for 700 years. Originally called Ragusa, the city was found in the 7th century as a refuge for coastal residents fleeing the advancing barbarians. The city was protected by defensive walls.
Although Dubrovnik has much to offer in terms of historical sightseeing, he can also attract you with his vibe, narrow streets, and sunny squares. Except for the churches and museums, you can also enjoy the restaurants, cafes, and etc. In July and August, the city is hosting the Dubrovnik Summer Festival which includes concerts, ballet, and opera.

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Old Town

Beautiful buildings, marble streets and wonderful atmosphere. Walking the narrow streets is absolutely pleasant.

things to do in dubrovnik

 

City Walls  

The whole city is surrounded by walls that served as protection from attack by sea. They extend for 2 km and in some places they reach 25 meters in width.

things to do in dubrovnik

Stradun

The main street of Dubrovnik. Stradun is 298 meters long. It begins and ends with fountains. The street was built after the earthquake in 1667. Nowadays Stradun is a favorite meeting place for both locals and travelers.

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Dubrovnik Cathedral  

It was built in the southern part of the Isle of Laus in the 7th/8th century in late antique and Byzantine style. It was dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and named the Assumption Church. In the 12th century, a Romanic cathedral was built on the same spot.

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Sponza Palace

It was built between 1515-1522, from Gothic to Renaissance, according to the designs by Paskoje Milicevic. It was used as a customs house, bank, national treasury and it was also the seat for Dubrovnik academics during and after the Renaissance.

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Bokar Fortress 

It was built to protect the main gates, falling bridge and moat to the gate Pille. Nowadays it hosts events from the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.

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Lokrum Island

The island is located half a kilometer from the coast of Dubrovnik. It has a botanical garden and plants from all over the world. In 1976 it was declared a natural forest reserve.

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