Dubrovnik Town Probably the most recognized locality in Croatia, Dubrovnik surely can justify that title. The city is located in South Dalmatia, a few hours away from Split. There is no question that Dubrovnik is the top destination for people […]
Probably the most recognized locality in Croatia, Dubrovnik surely can justify that title. The city is located in South Dalmatia, a few hours away from Split. There is no question that Dubrovnik is the top destination for people who want to experience true architectural beauty and learn about the city’s long and remarkable history.
Dubrovnik is best known for the walls surrounding the Old Town. The overall length of the wall is 1940 meters, with six fortresses built into it. The wall was built for security reasons while Dubrovnik was a rich and noble republic. Due to the great preservation of the City Walls, they were recognized and enlisted into UNESCO’s World Heritage in 1979.
If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you’ll know that a part of the series was filmed in the Old Town of Dubrovnik! One of the localities where it was filmed is Jesuit Stairs. Next to the St. Ignatius church, a beautiful baroque building from the 18th century.
The center of medieval Dubrovnik was the Sponza Palace. It served as a republic’s bank, school, treasury, customs, and much more. Later on, it became an academy and was a place where the greatest minds of Dubrovnik gathered and discussed science, arts, and more. Today it is an archive and a place where the opening ceremony of the Dubrovnik summer games officially start.
Dubrovnik summer games is a festival established in 1950 which unites music, theatre, and dance during hot July and August nights. Many of the best Croatian actors and musicians participate in The games so it is a must-see if you’re visiting Dubrovnik during that period.
The main street in The Old Town is Stradun. It was built in the 9th century for the purpose of connecting the east and west entrances of the city. The street got its current look after the catastrophic earthquake in 1667, which destroyed a big part of the city. Today, it is a place where the locals gather to drink coffee and discuss the outfits of people walking down the street.
During your free time, we suggest exploring the beaches of Dubrovnik. Banje Beach is the most popular one, mostly because it overlooks The Walls of Dubrovnik, which makes the whole scene even more magical when combined with the crystal-clear sea.
Rector’s Palace was once the administrative heart of the city. Rector was once the head of the republic and lived here during his mandate. It was built in the 13th century but got reconstructed a few times and got its baroque look after the earthquake. Today, it is a museum and serves as a concert hall for classical music concerts during the summer games.
There are numerous great restaurants in Dubrovnik, so we are sure your taste buds won’t leave unsatisfied. Along with that, Dubrovnik has many museums, and you can ask our guide to recommend which ones you should visit. For a whole-day organized walking tour from Split and any other questions make sure to contact us!Share this tour
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