The city of Dubrovnik is a living monument…
Dubrovnik is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea, in the region of Dalmatia. Dubrovnik is among the 10 best preserved medieval walled cities in the world and in 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
The finest Renaissance highlight is the Sponza Palace which dates from the 16th century. The Rector’s Palace is a Gothic-Renaissance structure that displays finely carved capitals and an ornate staircase.
The St. Saviour Church is another remnant of the Renaissance period, next to the much-visited Franciscan Monastery.
Dubrovnik’s most beloved church is St Blaise’s church, built in the 18th century in honor of Dubrovnik’s patron saint. Dubrovnik’s baroque Cathedral was built in the 18th century and houses an impressive Treasury with relics of Saint Blaise. The city’s Dominican Monastery resembles a fortress on the outside but the interior contains an art museum and a Gothic-Romanesque church.
A feature of Dubrovnik is its walls that run almost 2 km (1.24 mi) around the city. The walls run from four to six meters (13.2 to 19.8 feet) thick on the landward side but are much thinner on the seaward side. The system of turrets and towers were intended to protect the vulnerable city. The walls of Dubrovnik have also been a popular filming site for the fictional city of King’s Landing in HBO’s Game Of Thrones. Tourist offer in Dubrovnik Riviera will meet the expectations of very demanding visitors.
The warm southern climate, the clear blue sky along the rocky coast abounding in numerous gulfs and bays, pebble beaches and steep cliffs covered with rich Mediterranean and subtropical flora – a beauty nowhere to be found but in Dubrovnik.
average annual – 16.4 °C (61.5 °F)
average of coldest period=January – 10 °C (50 °F)
average of warmest period=August – 25.8 °C (78.4 °F)
average May–September – 17.9–23.8 °C (64.2–74.8 °F)
10 minutes walking from Old Town, few minutes by bus
2 km from Old Town, 5 minutes by bus
2-3 km from Old Town, 10 minutes by bus
OLD TOWN – walking distance
Up to 10 minutes walking from Dubrovnik Center