Dubrovnik

The thousand-year-old ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ – the target of globetrotters

DISCOVER DUBROVNIK

Who hasn’t heard of Dubrovnik? This world-famous city in the southernmost part of Croatia is known for its well-preserved mediaeval walls, the legacy of the glorious Republic of Ragusa, and its enchanting, UNESCO-protected Old Town. The magnificent beaches, infused with cultural heritage at every turn, romantic sunsets and unparalleled gourmet oases make every stay in Dubrovnik one that you’ll want to repeat.

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DUBROVNIK AT FIRST GLANCE

A world famous Croatian city

George Bernard Shaw said: “Those who are looking for paradise on earth should come and see Dubrovnik”.

Indeed, as one of the few cities in the world still surrounded by its original mediaeval walls, Dubrovnik is a real magnet for travellers from all over the world.

The city lies in the southernmost part of Croatia, on the spot where the Mediterranean meets the Balkan hinterland. Its Old Town, located at the foot of 412-metre-high Srđ Hill, is an important part of the world’s cultural heritage under the protection of UNESCO.

As you walk along its mediaeval walls or the sun-drenched Stradun next to the monumental buildings, you’ll feel like you’re in a movie, carried away by the beauty of Mediterranean life.

Oases of peace outside the bustling Old Town can be found on the neighbouring uninhabited island of Lokrum and on the Babin kuk peninsula, whose wonderful beaches offer views of the enchanting Elaphiti Islands.

The food is no less attractive, from fresh seafood to Pelješac wines and fantastic desserts such as arancini or the Dubrovnik rožata that melts in your mouth.

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TOP REASONS TO VISIT DUBROVNIK

  • walk along the magnificent, 1,940-metre-long mediaeval city walls

  • the medieval Old Town, a UNESCO site, with impressive buildings and the heritage of the Republic of Ragusa (1358-1808)

  • long warm summers and beautiful beaches

  • stunning Game of Thrones filming locations

  • annual Dubrovnik Summer Festival (10 July – 25 August) and numerous other cultural events

  • cable car and panoramic view from Srđ Hill

  • small island of Lokrum and the Elaphiti Islands

  • superb selection of restaurants in breathtaking locations

Culture & History in Dubrovnik

667 The first written source about the town. An anonymous cartographer from Ravenna noted the name of the city in its Latin form Ragusa-Ragusium
1181 The first time Comunitas Ragusina (Dubrovnik Municipality) is mentioned.
1358 The end of Venetian rule over Dubrovnik. With the end of Venetian sovereignty in Dubrovnik, the town became a part of the Kingdom of Dalmatia and Croatia.
1526 Dubrovnik recognised the Turkish Sultan and remained under his protection as an independent merchant republic until the end of its statehood.
1667 A terrible earthquake destroyed the foundations of Dubrovnik, during which 4000 people lost their lives.
1808 Napoleon’s Marshal Marmont made the decision to irrevocably extinguish the Republic of Dubrovnik.
1815 Dubrovnik was annexed to Austria as a part of the Kingdom of Dalmatia.
1918 The Croatian Parliament breaks off all relations with Hungary and Austria. Dubrovnik becomes a part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.
1950 Five years after the end of the Second World War, the first Dubrovnik Summer Festival is held. Today, this open air festival of music and theatre is one of the most important cultural events in Croatia.
1991 up to today After the end of the Homeland War, during which Dubrovnik suffered much destruction, life has returned to normal. Today Dubrovnik is one of Europe’s most famous tourist destinations.
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  • Airport Dubrovnik, Čilipi (DBV), Croatia, 17 km from Dubrovnik

  • Airport Split (SPU), Croatia, 211 km from Dubrovnik

By train

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  • Split, 211 km from Dubrovnika + 385 21 338 525

  • Ploče, 90 km from Dubrovnika + 385 20 679 903

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