Located on the coast of Croatia, Dubrovnik is a contemplative place in the Adriatic Sea. The city is famous for its white walls and red-tile roofs. It is a favourite destination for European vacationers, who have been visiting it each year since a few hundred years for extraordinary holidays spent wandering for its beautiful streets, looking at baroque palaces, savouring the delicious coffee or just strolling along the beach.
The city is a beautiful composition of stone towers and red tile roofs surrounded by the enchanting green of the mountain Srd and the spectacular blue of the Adriatic. The winding streets of the old town are lined with monuments dating back to the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the remarkable architecture of the Baroque period.
Called the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, the city was the main port of the Balkans since the Middle Ages. Despite the earthquakes and wars that have hit this place, the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik is a remarkable example of late medieval architecture, which UNESCO named a World Heritage Site. The city offers a wide range of attractions, from historic churches to museums and gardens, which add a touch of culture to the beautiful wild nature of this part of the Dalmatian coast.
Because of its location, Dubrovnik has been the site of numerous battles and invasions. Precisely to be able to protect the inhabitants, the city is surrounded by massive stonewalls that were first built in the Middle Ages. Today more than 1.6 km long and 25 m high at their peak, these walls are open to the public and offer unparalleled views of the city, as well as being a window on the fascinating history of this place.
Dubrovnik managed to retain in good condition large churches and monasteries, which represent one of the main attractions. Here many of the historic buildings have been restored and turned into museums, showcasing examples of the rich culture and history of the Dalmatian coast.
The geometry involved in the architecture of the whole city, which makes it a stage that many find fascinating, along with its exotic nature, results in gardens cities that seem almost beautiful oasis within this already impressive.
It is a destination not to be missed when you cross the Adriatic in gulet.