This is a popular city for tourism in the Croatian state of United States of America. The Dubrovnik city while being the center of its county and existing at the Adriatic Sea in the Mediterranean is a well-functioned seaport, too. Honorably, since 1979, it has been put into the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Interestingly, this city after suffering from Yugoslavian damage in the early 1990s, and then repaired by 2000s, became an attractive visitor spot in quickest time. Due to so much popularity among the tourists and visitors, this place is a hot spot all over the globe. Recently in 2018, the city’s government had to follow some measures to lower the excessive tourists' visits rates to Dubrovnik as an outcome to overcrowding.
You must have been wondering by now what made such over spilling numbers of visitors to end up here in this city. Let us find out why.
The City’s Ideal Weather For Vacation
For those always craving hot summers and less harsh winters, Dubrovnik is the city you can fully count on. The summers here are hot and mildly dry while the winters wet and mildly cold. Even during the peak winter months, the daytime shows around 13 °C. So if you are sunshine lover you can enjoy most of the hours in daylight. The longest days with most of the sunny hours include June, July and August when you can soothe your body with the warm sun rays.
The Festivity Heritage
The events, religious or cultural, are very soul-enchanting, undoubtedly. Once you join in their celebration and be a part of it, you will know better. The 45 days long annual Dubrovnik Summer Festival is one of the kind and has also been awarded a Gold International Trophy for Quality in 2007. The event is celebrated with extensive zeal featuring live concerts, games and other plays and live performances. Also, the February 3rd sees the Patron Saint’s feast every year with Mass holiday following parades and other festivities that last for several days.
Appealing Visiting Destinations
Also known as “the Pearl of Adriatic”, the old city is a treasure for both locals and foreigners thanking its inheritance of lush seafront location, museums, beaches, city walls, churches, aquariums, galleries, forts, palaces, and what not. Until you do not conduct a self-tour to Dubrovnik, you would definitely truly not know! However, the top captivating sights and sites of the city include:
The City Walls of Dubrovnik: Established since 10th century going through major modifications in the 13th and 14th century, around six meters high and six meters thick, and stretching about two kilometers in complete length, these old city walls are one of the most visited spots in Dubrovnik. Simply stroll through these lanes and enjoy sightseeing of varying patterns and views of the Adriatic Sea and its surroundings.
Stradun: This is an exceptional relaxing place you must be at, no matter briefly, for the fact that Stradun is one of the most picturesque pedestrian thoroughfares of Europe with its fine limestone pavements stretching around 300 meters in length, the streets dating back to their setting up since 1468. You can also find premier cafes and restaurants to satisfy your apetide or simply find a relaxing spot and spend some leisure moments with the local people listening to their stories.
Lokrum: Lokrum is a beautiful site found 600 meters away from the city borders, on an island. Tourists usually have to take ferry service or boats to reach this island. At the island you can also visit a monastery and an ancient botanical garden holding many interesting things for the comers.
Dubrovnik Cathedral and Treasury: This is a super holy site with the oldest cathedral dating back to the 6th century that is also referred to as the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Popular with its three notable aisles, three apses and superlative interior decors, containment of paintings made in 16th an 18th century by Dalmatian and Italian artisans, and much more, you will find your soul attaching itself to the place, especially, while beholding the treasury along with its significant artifacts including the most prominent one that is the specific portion of the cross on which Jesus is thought to be crucified.
The Square of the Loggia: This is another gathering point for local visitors and outsiders, featuring Dubrovnik’s most considered buildings and monuments also counting Orlando’s Column, Loggia of the Bells, Church of St. Blaise, 15th Century Clock Tower and Small Fountain of Onofrio.
The Fort Lovrijenac: It is dubbed as the Dubrovnik city’s Gibraltar, located at the rocks just outside the city’s western side wall, rising high around 37 meters above the Adriatic. Also called Lawrence fort, it has impressive legends attached to itself. This fort not only serves as a tourist spot but also as the venue for the famous Summer Festival of the town along with its musical and theatrical public engagements.
City Gates of Dubrovnik, the Rector’s Palace and Cultural Historical Museum, Sponza Palace, Lapad Beach, Dubrovnik Synagogue, Dubrovnik’s Aquarium, Dominican and Franciscan Monasteries, the Fort of St. John, are other eye catching touring destinations that you must not skip visiting in the city.
Tempting Restaurants of Dubrovnik
This city is famous for its fresh local seafood ranging from Octopus Burgers to different versions of Sushi to oysters to indeed much more. Those who are not seafood lovers should not despair, as they are served with countless many options in this welcoming hub of taste bud pleasing eateries.
Convenient Vacation Rentals in Dubrovnik
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