Keeping history alive in the Pearl of the Adriatic

Dubrovnik represents a perfect cross between the past and the present. Charming and sophisticated, every nook and cranny hides a treasure

Keeping history alive in the Pearl of the Adriatic

This article was first published in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Spring/Summer 2019 issue of International Cruise & Ferry Review. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed.

The main visitor attraction of the historical city of Dubrovnik is its 1,940-metre-long monumental wall, which, while built in the 13th century, has been very well preserved. 

Since 1979, Dubrovnik has been a UNESCO world heritage site. It is a city for all seasons, from the warm summer days when tourists flock to the city, to the mild and calm winter months. Its rich history, geographic location, mild climate, traditional hospitality and excellence in tourism make Dubrovnik one of the most popular locations for international tourism. 

Dubrovnik is the city of festivals. The variety of cultural events on offer lies at the heart of many a visitor’s decision to come and enjoy the unforgettable Dubrovnik evenings to the strains of virtuoso musicianship coming from the atriums of the city’s palazzi, all bathing in the moonlight reflected on the still, resplendent patina of the Adriatic. 

Every summer the polished stone slabs in Stradun show the reflection of world-famous people. It has also been a popular filming location in recent years, where Game of Thrones, Bollywood film the Fan, Star Wars and Robin Hood were filmed. 

Dubrovnik is definitely one of Croatia’s best export brands, thanks to its tradition, historical treasures and its inhabitants. 

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Lindsay James
By Lindsay James
03 June 2019

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