Travel to Dubrovnik

As Bernard Show wrote: "If you want to see the paradise on Earth, come to Dubrovnik". And in these words there is no exaggeration. Although no poetic description of this place will reflect its charm, it is difficult to resist and not take the tones of encouragement and recommendations. Intrigued?

Stormy story

Dubrovnik – City of Ancient Origin. Once rich in commerce, today is the most visited city in Croatia. His story is stormy. In 1667, an earthquake occurred, during which 75% of its inhabitants were killed. Tourism flourished After World War II, bringing the huge profits of then Yugoslavia. After the fall of communism, the Serbs reluctantly approached the question about a separate Croatian state. The desire of Croatia To independence Bloody influence on the residents of Dubrovnik. In 1991, the city was attacked by Serbian and Chernogorsk troops. Siege lasted until May 1992. More than three thousand people died. Almost 70% of the buildings of the old city were destroyed.

Croatian idyll

Pearl of the Adriatic, because Dubrovnik is so determined – This is a city of exceptional beauty.

Croatia is a frequent place for summer trips. Dubrovnik is the most common. The city is located on the background of the rocky shore that Strengthens the impression of extraordinary. The close proximity of the islands islands and Lopud means that even when the city reveals us all its charms, we will not be bored. However, before this happens, we will equip the cameras of an additional memory card and go to explore Dubrovnik to enjoy his medieval corners.

Old city (Stari Grad) was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List (1979). Already the first steps in the city and the general view will tell us why. Stradun also call a cry – both terms mean the street or a big street – this Main Artery City. Rich chain stores, restaurants, cafes and cosmetic factories. It is here that the most valuable luxury items are, nightlife continues. As it usually happens with such charming places, the city is best Known walks. I warn you, every tourist risks it on your own fear and risk – this city threatens and fascinates.

Phase first: intimidation

Defensive walls surround the whole city. They have a length of 1940 m. Inside the defensive walls there is a magnificent medieval city: several palaces, monasteries, churches, the hour tower and the oldest pharmacy. This is how it looks like in a nutshell. Acquaintance with an extended version will take us a few days.

Central Square occupies Big Fountain Onofrio. Water flows from sixteen stone mascarons. Apparently, he has unusual properties. Everyone who drinks it will live long and safely. As the other legend reads: a person who will wash his hands under each of sixteen cranes, bypassing the fountain clockwise, will be rewarded – her desire will be performed. This big round structure was created in 1438 Neapolitan builder Onofrio della Kava within the water supply system. It is worth leaving the mystical element at the end of the trip, when our desire to return will be based on the practical knowledge of the city.

Nearby is the building of the monastery school, in which noble girls were brought up. In 1434-1808, poor Claire also managed the most Old Children’s Home in Europe.

Worth to visit Renaissance Church of Savior (TsRKVA Light Savior). It is noteworthy that during the earthquake of 1667, the church did not suffer the slightest damage. Today there is a concert hall and art gallery.

Phase Second: Charm

North city Surrounded by monastery complexes: Franciscan and Dominican. In the Middle Ages, Dubrovnik Franciscans were engaged in the production of medicines and oils from flowering plants on nearby islands. They sold their products in a pharmacy founded in 1317.

Around the area you can admire the most magnificent monuments. Palace Sponza, Built in 1516-22 (16th century), considered the most beautiful in the city. Represents Gothic and Renaissance Style. A number of institutions that were in it for many years have been testified about his rich history: Customs, Treasury, Mint, Academy of the Socialist Revolution. Currently, in the walls of the Palace there is an archive documenting the stormy history of the city.

A rich clock collection is also collected here. They indicate 5.45. At this time, January 31, 1808, the city was besieged by the Army of Napoleon. In the season in front of the palace There are concerts of singers groups called "Loskut". This is a traditional Dalmatian musical genre that comes from choral church singing and chapel. Songs contain longing for sea, patriotic and love topics. During the Republic of Dubrovnik It was a meeting place for intellectuals, Traders and politicians, and here also held meetings of members of the Dubrovnik Academy.

Phase Three: Love

Once your travel vigilance has a coast, having learned the city center, Dubrovnik allows us deeper into further areas. And it awakens your curiosity again. Such a place Mount Shred (412 m). It is located less than 2 km from Dubrovnik. It is worth getting here. From the top of the mountain there is a wonderful panorama of the city.

Travel to Dubrovnik

As for the beaches of Dubrovnik, then their several. The most frequently visited area at the fortifications (bucks) and at the foot of the Citadel, Cape Loverein. Fort Loverenac or Fortress of St. Lawrence – This is a fortress located outside urban walls. Fort height 37 meters. Water attracts its emerald color and transparency. Here are adults, and children will find suitable conditions for swimming. In the end, hunger for sightseeing should be balanced by a careless idleboard on the beach and splashing in the Adriatic. It is in these waters an Arrow Arrow can catch us ..

What else to see?

Church of Baeja, which is the patron saint of the city. On the main altar there is a sculpture of the 15th century, depicting the saint with a sample of medieval Dubrovnik (that is, before the earthquake). Temple Steps are always filled with people.

Before the church is worth Column Orlando. The prototype was the legendary medieval knight Roland. The figure of Antun Dubrovska symbolized freedom of the republic. He performed many features: the sacraments were announced here, and the forearm of the knight Orlando was the urban mea of ​​the elbow. Currently this place of meetings.

Palace Rector (Knezhev Dvor) &# 8211; The former residence of the authorities and the rector of the Republic of Dubrovnik from the 15th century, now the Museum of the Cultural Story of Dubrovnik. This, next to Sponza Palace, the most famous Dubrovnik Palace. Current music concerts are held here in the summer.

Nearby attractions

Cruise boats moored on the embankment old port old bow. You can go on a trip to the nearby locker island (680 m separates the old port from the rocky shore) &# 8211; Journey will take just a few minutes – or in Cavtat, One of the oldest cities of Eastern Adriatic. In turn, from the new port of Dubrovnik (Luke Georgia), located west of the Old Town, ferries go to the famous Dalmatian Islands (for example, Korcula and Mute) and to Italian Bari. Island Lopud – This is a natural botanical garden rich in fragrant lavender and aromatic herbs.

In the footsteps of the game thrones

Dubrovnik is a particularly attractive place for fans of "Games of the Thrones", some scenes were removed here. Royal landing, red fortress, as well as the port of pile, which was scenery for ships, Arriving and leaving the capital Westeros. Marsh shame with a bare server marching through the streets of the city with a deafening accompaniment of ridicule, passed in Dubrovnik. If we want to go on her footsteps, let’s go to the staircase leading to the monastery of the Order of Jesuit, where the march began. Many scenes were Removed using urban walls, Fort Bokar, Streets of St. Dominic and the Gate of Paul. In the palace of rectors, fans will find out some parts of the city of cards, like the Midchen Tower, where the scenes were recorded outside the house of the Immortal, when Deeenis was looking for his stolen dragons. Lockrum Island was background for gardens in the map.

Travel to Dubrovnik

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