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Characterised by its beautiful old town adorned with baroque buildings, ancient walled limestone streets and striking white marble, Dubrovnik is a beautiful city steeped in history. Home to multiple UNESCO Heritage Sites alongside a booming foodie and nightlife scene, this is the ideal destination for lovers of history and culture.
A place full of history and enticement
Who could resist Dubrovnik’s stunning mix of terracotta roofs, baroque architecture, ancient fortresses and the glistening jewel of the Adriatic Sea? Dubrovnik is undeniably beautiful, and soon you’ll encounter a fabulous café culture, sensational oysters and wines, fascinating fortresses and warm and welcoming people. Since their war of independence from the former Republic of Yugoslavia between 1991 and 1995, Dubrovnik have steadily bounced back and created a holiday destination that is steeped in culture and beauty.
Why visit Dubrovnik?
- The cuisine in Dubrovnik is incredible, especially for those who love seafood. The oysters here are sublime, especially if they’ve come from the seabed of Mali Ston Bay. Refined since ancient times, they are succulent and very memorable. Also look for zelena menestra on the menu – it’s a simple dish with meat, potatoes and cabbage that traces back to the Konavle region. Olives play a huge part in Dubrovnik’s foodie culture, and you may even see thousand-year-old olive trees, whilst a day trip to the Peljesac peninsula will introduce you to Croatia’s decadent wines.
- The Old Town is steeped in history, and offers a charming view of terracotta roofs, glistening white marble streets and ornate water fountains dotted in the public squares. Take all the time you need to walk along the famous walled perimeter, exploring the fortresses and enjoying the warm and laidback ambience. Take the cable car up to Mount Srd’s peak, which offers phenomenal views of the city, and discover the Medieval Franciscan Monastery with one of the oldest pharmacies in the world.
- In the summer, Dubrovnik is a vibrant city filled with fabulous concerts, theatre shows and outdoor film screenings – especially during the Dubrovnik Summer Festival held during July and August. Holidaying in September? The International Jazz and Wine festival is just as fun and enticing. The summer months also offer brilliant nightlife, where cool wine bars and late-night venues offer brilliant drinks alongside coastal sunset views.