'Pearl of the Adriatic', Dubrovnik, Croatia
Updated: Aug 1, 2022
Known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', the Old city of Dubrovnik was once an independent republic that was reviling Venice as a maritime trade competitor. Absolutely stunning city that has managed to preserve its Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries and palaces. The walls of the Old City of Dubrovnik still remain a major tourist attraction that gives perspective of the high need of protection in order to survive centuries of harsh history.
Another major attraction is to see the city from above. Make sure to take a Cable Car ride in order to enjoy the majestic views from the top of the Srdj Hill. Once back to town explorer the main street of Dubrovnik, Stradun, try to find the Dominican Church, and the 15th century Rector's Palace. Domican Church offer the finest collection of Renaissance paintings in Dubrovnik including a painting by Tizian. The Palace is a major landmark of the city as that is the place from where the independent republic of Dubrovnik was governed from, which was abolished by Napoleon in 1808.
Click on the picture to watch the video about Antonia visiting Dubrovnik.
Lastly, get lost in the dynamic vibes of the city. Get ready to experience the local hospitality and delicious cuisine of the numerous bars and restaurants all with stunning views of the harbor or the Old City. What ever you do you will discover the medieval charms of this city and you will dip yourself into the powerful history and survivorship spirit.