A Croatian city in the region of Dalmatia, Dubrovnik is a notable city known for its wealth and skilled diplomacy. Filled with history and cultural pride, the some odd 43,000 residents are sure to preserve the town's history, celebrating it as being one of the 10 most preserved medieval walled cities in the world. Located on the Adriatic Sea, the city has also joined the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Dubrovnik is certainly a city that celebrates many attractions that keep travelers coming back, such as historical sites, beaches, festivals, and old-world charm. For a relaxed or active visit to the city, any traveler is sure to find a place to enjoy.
Location: Walled Against the Mediterranean Sea
Although Dubrovnik is famous for being a well-preserved walled city, its past does not get in the way of the city still being surrounded by the deep aqua and teal waters of the Adriatic Sea. Inaccessible by rail, the city does have its own airport just twenty minutes from town, as well as local buses that connect the city to other neighborhoods throughout most of the day.
Business: Holiday Vacations and Tourism
With the many fascinating historical fortresses and famous walls that once protected the city from damage from war, tourism and entertainment are contributing factors to the city's business ventures. Tours of local places like the Rector's Palace and the St. Saviour Church are sure to please. There are colleges with a focus on tourism, and alternatively, the American College of Management and Technology in town. Schools like the Croatian Academy of Science and Arts show emphasis in the city's historical importance.
Culture: Preservation and Pride
If listing themselves in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites isn't proof enough of this city's pride in its preservation, then maybe staying to experience part of the award winning Dubrovnik Summer Festival will firm up any misconceptions. This festival is impressive 45 days long, with live plays, food, music, and games. To see how the town of Dubrovnik originally was pictured, one can view the back of the Croatian 50 kuna banknote. Aside from residents taking pride and showing their city love, George Bernard Shaw deemed the city as "heaven on earth.”
Activities: Medieval and Renaissance Time Period Sites
For a start, travelers can make their way to popular film and theatre sites, where movies like “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” were filmed. One of the few beaches that were filmed on is the Lopud Peninsula. To visit the world's oldest arboretum, stop by the Arboretum Trsteno. There are many other historical fortresses and film sites to see in this city with orange roof tops, make sure to take the time to explore each one in depth.