A Mediterranean city that you must visit, monument under the UNESCO protection, a city of history and culture, city of countless events, Dubrovnik is all this and more. Archaeological research has confirmed that at the location of the modern city was a settlement way back in the 6th, and probably earlier. During and after the Crusades, Dubrovnik became an important place of traffic between East and West, and in the 12th and 13th century developed as a maritime and commercial center of the Adriatic and the Mediterranean. According to The Zadar Peace Treaty from the year 1358, the city is officially released from Venetian influence and dominion, unlike other Dalmatian towns. During the 14th and 15th century Dubrovnik bought various contracts and expanded town territory from Klek in the north, to the area of Boka kotorska Gulf in the south, including the islands of Mljet, Lastovo, Lokrum and Elafite, and with a well-organized transit and trade with the Balkan hinterland, the started building a constitutional position of Dubrovnik Republic – independent choice of rector and councilors, forging their money, their own laws and a right to open consulats abroad. The flag of the Republic of Dubrovnik was determined to be the one with the image of Saint Blaise, patron of Dubrovnik. The relic, head of St. Blase, is worn and worshiped during the procession "Feast of St. Blaise".
Another famous flag is the one on which was written the word "Libertas" - today this flag is raised on the Orlando column during the opening of the famous "Dubrovnik Summer Games". The column depicts a knight with a sword, and was crafted in the year 1418, with the help of local craftsmen, by master Bonino from Milan. Dubrovnik Republic was without an army, it's reputation and defense were won by skillful and strong diplomatic and consular activities. On one of the five forts, the fort Lovrjenac there is a writing carved in stone: "Non bene pro toto libertas venditur Auro", which in Croatian means "Not for all the money in the world is our liberty for sale." Republic has insisted on neutrality in international conflicts and skillfully avoided any "sponsorships" and thus preserved its independence. The only enemy and rival was the Venetian Republic that lost its fame and power in the 16th century, when Dubrovnik enters its golden era. In this period Dubrovnik is becoming more popular among the sailors and boat builders, and the merchant fleet reaches 200 ships that sail all around the world. The city is developing spiritually, culturally, creatively and in an urban way. In the mid 17th century Mediterranean maritime crisis occurs, and the disastrous earthquake strikes the city in the year 1667. Dubrovnik was experiencing a period of struggle for survival and the preservation of independence. During the 18th century, under a neutral flag, the republic manages to restore maritime trade and the economy, but the arrival of Napoleon, the 1808th abolished the existence of the Republic of Dubrovnik. With the Congress of Vienna in the year 1815 the region was annexed to the rest of Dalmatia and Croatia. Today the city of Dubrovnik is an indispensable point on the tourist map and to experience it you need to stay a few days to explore all its richness. Memorable moments of resting in hotels or private houses, villas, apartments or rooms, will surely be complemented by a variety of cultural events and excellent spicy cuisine. The town is an ideal starting point for day trips to nearby islands (Elafiti, Lopud, Korcula) the Peljesac peninsula, to explore Konavle and the rest of the Riviera, to visit the shrine of Our Lady in Međugorje, the cities of Mostar and Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina, or the picturesque Bay of Kotor in Montenegro.
Dubrovnik – population: 43770, Dubrovnik - day/ saint: saint : Sv. Vlaho, 03.02.
Dubrovnik - Makarska. 189km, Dubrovnik- Split: 260km, Dubrovnik - Pula: 735km, Dubrovnik - Rijeka: 639km, Dubrovnik - Zadar: 378km, Dubrovnik - Šibenik: 314km, Dubrovnik - Zagreb: 631km
private accomodation, apartments, rooms, hotels, family hotels, hostels, pensions, camps
pebble, sandy, stone, concreted
hospital, emergency, self-service shops, bakery, gas station, post office, bank, exchange office, internet caffe, call shop, taxi, bus station, farmacy, souvenir shops, dental practice, market, fishmorgen's
mini-football field, volleyball in the sand, basketball court, tennis court, rent a car, rent a motor, rent a bike, water scooters, rent a boat, diving school, water sports, walking, jogging tracks, routes for cyclists, gym / fitness, massage services, sauna, solarium
restaurants, traditional croatian taverns, pizzerias, fast food restorants, saloons
disco club, night club, karaoke show, musical evenings in the town, casino, coctail bar, cinema, theatre
congress centre, extreme sports, rafting nearby, croatian national park nearby, croatian natural reservation nearby, organised trips to nearby destinations, organised trips to nearby islands, promenade along the sea, organisation of entertaining and cultural events by the tourist board, organisation of fishermen's nights, organisation of folk entertainments, marina in the nearby, nautic tourist port in the place
clean sea, beautiful beaches, long promenades along the sea, pine wood by the beach, beaches in the place, enteraining facilities on the beaches, sports facilities near the beaches, rich gastronomic offer, rich night and entertaining life in the place, rich cultural life in the place (exibitions, shows, music evenings), organisation of cultural summer, place rich with cultural and histirical monuments, numerous museums and galeries, place under UNESCO protection, interesting diving sites, interesting wind surfing sites, long cycling routes and walking tracks, possibility for training preparations of sportsmen, possibility for organisation of congresses, special programmes for children and youth holidays, possibility for departures on interesting trips, possibility for sailing around islands, genuin gastronomic offer nearby, possibility for pilgrimage trip, possibility for getting familiar with the life of people and local customs, numerous events in the place (fashion shows, fairs, sports events, parties, concerts)