Dubrovnik, historically known as Ragusa is one of the most prominent destinations in the Mediterranean Sea. Since 1979 it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list for its outstanding medieval architecture and fortified old town.

Its history goes as far back as the 7th century, when it was under the Byzantine Empire, and later on, under the sovereignty of the Republic of Venice. Between 14th and 19th century, Dubrovnik ruled itself as a free state and its prosperity was based on maritime trade and skilled diplomacy. During that time, Dubrovnik became a cradle of Croatian literature.

The city was almost destroyed in a devastating earthquake in 1667 and suffered significant damage during the Croatian War of Independence, but after the reparation it re-emerged as one of the Mediterranean’s top tourist destinations.

Between July 10th and August 25th, the annual Dubrovnik Summer Festival is held, with live concerts, plays and games. The festival is always a very fun and exciting experience!

There is a plethora of monuments to see in Dubrovnik. The best-preserved Renaissance highlight is the Sponza Palace, St. Blaise’s church and Dubrovnik’s Baroque Cathedral were both built in 18th century and are impressive to explore. At over 30m stands Dubrovnik Bell Tower, built in 1444, the symbol of the free city state of Ragusa.

If in Dubrovnik, you should definitely take a stroll through Stradun, Dubrovnik’s main street. Also, make sure to visit Dubrovnik’s most recognizable feature – the Walls of Dubrovnik. They were built to protect the city in the past and now they are one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Croatia.

Those walls, as well as some other parts of Dubrovnik inside the walls were used as a popular filming location for Game of Thrones. Dubrovnik was the set of King’s Landing and Qarth. Parts of Star Wars: The Last Jedi were also filmed in Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik is not a complete pleasure without seeing at least a part of its surroundings; the good land and sea connections allow that possibility. It is greatly connected by land and its airport is the third busiest in Croatia.

Dubrovnik is a must-visit sailing destination on the Mediterranean and if you want to visit, you can do so through ACI Marina Dubrovnik and enjoy this spectacular city.

Dubrovnik in South Adriatic Region in Croatia
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