Dubrovnik

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Location

Dubrovnik-neretva
Croatia
42° 39' 2.1132" N, 18° 5' 39.8436" E
HR
General info: 

Dubrovnik is one of the most important holiday resorts of Croatia, being located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. The Summer Festival starts on July 10 and lasts for 45 days, until August 25. Other smaller festivals are hosted often close to the most important venues of the city, such as Lokrum Island. Most events take place during summer, especially in August.

The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and many elements of Renaissance architecture can still be seen, even if the 1677 earthquake devastated most of the city. Some important monuments in Dubrovnik are the Rector’s Palace, the St. Savior Church and St Blaise’s Church. Another important element of the past are the walls of the city, which have a length of more than 2 kilometers. Of course, one should not miss the beaches while visiting Dubrovnik.

Getting there: 

The easiest way to reach Dubrovnik from the airport is by taking the shuttle bus that leaves from outside the main terminal. Private shuttle buses are also available for larger groups.

Interesting places nearby

The greatest landmark of Rome, Colosseum, stands in the center of the city, defying the earthquakes, fires and thieves that tried to desecrate its structure.

Palatino is one of the 7 hills of Rome and is considered to be the part where the original Rome was founded.

Contrary to popular belief, the St. Peter’s Basilica isn’t the mother church of the Catholic Church nor is it the residence of the bishop of Rome. However, this building is probably the most famous church in the world.

Vatican Museums are a part of Pope’s official residence, the Papal Palace. With more than 1,400 rooms, the Vatican Museums are one of the most important cultural institutions in the world.

On over 80 hectares in the heart of Rome stretches an English-type garden, named the Villa Borghese. It was made in 17th century, when Cardinal Scipione Borghese decided to turn his vineyard into a large landscape garden.

Pantheon is one of the best-preserved of all Roman buildings. It was completed around 14AD and has been in continuous use ever since which is probably why it is still in a very good shape.