Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a magnificent city in Dalmatia, in the southernmost part of Croatia. It is a cosmopolitan city on the Adriatic, known as the Saint Tropez of the Balkans. The Medieval city is surrounded by walls of the 10th century, with a turbulent history, buildings of white stone and marble, green cliffs, dreamy Islands and idyllic beaches. The city holds a special place in its Adriatic coastline and is certain that manages to steal the limelight. Dubrovnik is in total of a Museum and is protected by the UNESCO in 1979. The prosperity of the town of old relied on maritime trade, the city later suffered irreparable damage and sieges, but managed to stand on its feet and is nowadays a leading tourist destination.

Attractions

The walls of the city: The city is enclosed by walls that their length reaches 2,035 meters, while their height is as much as an 8 storey building. Kept up to date in excellent condition and are the most prestigious part of the city. The walls were built in the 10th century as a Byzantine castle on the island. The centuries that followed were many conversions, acquired a series of 15 towers and came to be considered the best defensive system, where no enemy was unable to penetrate. The view along the walls, it looks like they're above the Adriatic Sea and is truly captivating.

Church of St. Blasioy: The Church was built in 1715 in Baroque, where according to the legend, the Saint appeared in the dream of a priest and warned of the invasion were the Venetians to the city. The town was organized and the attempt of the Venetians who  until then had been anchored on the island Lokroym, was a failure. The Saint is considered the protector of the city and you will see many statues in all the fortresses and the gates of the city and every year on the day of his grace organized many festive events. The Church has a rich internal decor, ornate organ and Windows with stained glass.

Bell Tower: The clock tower was built in 1444, has a height of 31 metres and dominates the end of the street Stradun. Feature of the clock is the human figures Maro and Baro, hitting the Bell every half hour and the ball that changes color to show the phase that is the position of the moon. The original mechanism and the statues of the clock, you can admire the Sponza Palace, where it is kept.

Great source of big Onofrio's fountain was built in 1438 and Onoufrios is the last piece of an aqueduct with a total length of 12 km. This unique achievement of that era, that made the Dubrovnik to singles. The architect originally blocked a well from which the city was supplied with water and with the help of some watermills and with specific ramifications sent water sources constructed. The source is located in Bunics square.

Museums

Palace Rector: Rector's Palace, a Renaissance edifice with Gothic and Baroque elements, which dominates downtown in a prominent position. Constructed in 1435 in the ruins of an older mansion and was the venue of the Rector of the State. Now serves as a historical Museum and hosts on the premises of the coats of arms of powerful families of the city, traditional furniture, documents, paintings, keys of the gates, porcelain objects and many other exhibits that recount the long past.

The Palace Sponza: Palace is housed in an impressive 16th-century palace with Renaissance arcade and hosts many treasures of the city, and the typical memory Hall, where presented photographs of people killed in the Croatian war.

Fragkiskaniko Monastery: In a 14th-century monastery in Fragkiskaniko housing one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe and still works, producing handmade creams from traditional recipes. The monastery has the Gothic mindset and adorned by amazing statues, like that of the dead Jesus, of the Virgin Mary, Saint John the Baptist and St. Hieronymus. The monastery is a Museum, which hosts the old pharmacy, library equipment, rare manuscripts, works of art, liturgical utensils and various priceless objects.

Move

The old town is pedestrianised with narrow picturesque alleys and not allowed to move any vehicle. The only way to navigate the streets, walk, while for areas outside the city there are buses that run frequently.

Hotels

Dubrovnik offers a number of hotel complexes, holiday homes, apartments, with ideal facilities for a pleasant stay. Choose between areas of the city and the amount you would like to make.

Fun

The central street of the city is called Stradun and here lies the heart of the social life of the city, where you will enjoy a walk, admiring the city's homes with features whimsical tiles, gates and others. It is a pedestrian street 300 meters, full of tourist shops, interesting restaurants and café. Apart from the numerous historical monuments and museums located in the city, Dubrovnik has amazing beaches, emerald waters, where you can enjoy swimming, diving and spending countless hours of relaxation in the unique ones. At night browse the streets of the city, with countless bars and clubs, which operate almost around the clock.

Flavors

In Dubrovnik over the traditional Croatian cuisine, you will find many interesting dishes influenced by the gastronomy of Italy. Dubrovnik's kitchen serves up lots of seafood and vegetables with balanced flavors and suggests lamb cooked with milk, sardines and salami with paprika. City wines possess excellent position on the table and reputation have whites from the Islands.

Shopping Guide

On shopping of Dubrovnik will find superb handmade lace, porcelain dolls, traditional garments, handicrafts, ceramics, especially jewelry, neckties and natural red corals, caught in this single piece of Adriatic.

 

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