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Dubrovnik - Old town with walls and fortresses

History of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik was built on the former island of Lave (Lausa, Rausa, Rhacuse, Ragusa). This island, once separated by the sea channel from the mainland, makes the southern part of today's city inside the walls. After filling the channel, the city has expanded to fill part remains on the hill slope below Srđ, where, as is assumed, was suburb of Dubrava, by which the city finally got the name of Dubrovnik.

Initially Dubrovnik acknowledged the supremacy of the Byzantine Empire (Eastern Roman Empire), but when the Byzantine power waned, the government was taken over by Venice. Dubrovnik attempted to rid of the supremacy of Venice, which had long been the main opponent to trade on the Adriatic coast and its hinterland. When Venetian duke left Dubrovnik, the government took over the Grand Council, which each month chose a Duke. Thus the government by nobility over the Republic lasted until the end of 1806. year. Dubrovnik Republic was officially abolished by Napoleon.

Old Dubrovnik Town and the Island of Lokrum

City of Dubrovnik

Central to public life of Dubrovnik was the oldest of time Luza Square, from which to the west Placa is located, the main street of town. On the northern side of the square is the imposing palace Sponza, built between 1516. and 1522, designed by Paskoja Milicevic. Mason work on it was done by Joseph Andrijic from the Island of Korcula. The palace served as a customs house, mint, and the treasury, bank and office for the evaluation of goods, and the two upper mezzanine for storage of grain. In the middle of Luza Square is the column (by Antun Dubrovcanin from 1418), a medieval symbol of a free trade city. On the south side of the square is the Baroque church of the city patron Saint. Vlaho.

Outside the city surrounded by walls, there are constructions that contribute to cultural, historical importance and glory of Dubrovnik, on the outskirts of town to the east are the gate of Ploce. It should be mentioned that over the inner gate is the oldest of a total of 17 statues patron saint of the city of St. Vlaho, set on walls and public buildings (the latest was over the inner door of Pila, the work of Ivan Meštović).

View of Dubrovnik for the east

Beaches around Dubrovnik

Further east opens a lovely view of the city and the island Lokrum, which is under protection as a nature reserve. Benedictine abbey was built there in 1023. The whole island was in 1859 purchased by duke Maximilian Habsburg, and later by the king of Mexico, which built a castle on destroyed part of the monastery.

The wider Dubrovnik area has quite a lot of wonderful beaches. This is because the southern part of Croatia oriented almost exclusively on tourism and there are no heavy industries. So, what beach to choose and where to swim? Most hotels have their own beach. In fact, tourists who sleep in a hotel often use the beach in front of the hotel. All the beaches are very rich in contents. It is possible to rent beach umbrellas, deck chairs, jet-ski's, and kayaks. Almost every beach has cafes and restaurants, close to or on the beach, sports fields and the possibility of renting sport equipment.

Old Dubrovnik port

Apartments and Rooms

Like other places in Croatia, Dubrovnik has many private apartments and rooms for rent. You can find accommodation in apartment in Dubrovnik or in its immediate surroundings. It is recommended to book a room or apartment beforehand, but many apartments are available in places near Dubrovnik in Croatia, like Cavtat and Kupari.

Dubrovnik's most popular beaches are Banje, Lapad beaches and Copacabana beach. In Dubrovnik area, you can find all possible types of beaches, from sand, gravel, rocks, concrete, so that you will not be dissatisfied with any type of beach you preferred. Most people prefer sandy beaches with some of us can be found on the island of Lopud, Kolocep, Uvala Lapad and a few small towns.

The city is connected by ferry lines with other Croatian ports (Korčula, Split, Šibenik, Zadar, Rijeka), as well as ports in Italy. Dubrovnik also has a daily connection with the islands of the area such as Kolocep, Lopud, Šipan and Mljet in the season with Korcula and Lastovo.

Dubrovnik Apartments

Dubrovnik Apartments and Rooms Zora
Owner: Zorka Butigan
Address: Petra Svačića 35, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Rent: 50 €


Dubrovnik Apartment Dora
Owner: Luka Uličević
Address: Marka Marulića 11, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Rent: 80 €


Dubrovnik Apartments Bellevue
Owner: Dinko Mirić
Address: Pera Čingrije 5, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Rent: 115 €


Dubrovnik Apartment Dubrovnik Residence
Owner: Stjepan Nodilo
Address: Lazarina 15, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Rent: 100 €


Dubrovnik Apartment Marina II
Owner: Marina Blivict
Address: Paska Baburice 16, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Rent: 80 €


Dubrovnik Apartmani Husanovic
Owner: Sead Husanovic
Address: Uz jadransku cestu 61, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Rent: 50 €


Dubrovnik Lucky Apartments Dubrovnik
Owner: Dragica Mikavica
Address: Andrije Hebranga 13, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Rent: 17 €


Dubrovnik Apartments Vuličević
Owner: Božo Vuličević
Address: Vatroslava Lisinskog 20, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Rent: 75 €


Dubrovnik Apartments Artemis
Owner: Marija Vrhovac
Address: Miljenka Bratosa 11, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Rent: 80 €


Dubrovnik Apartments Lucija Dubrovnik
Owner: Lucija Džamarija
Address: Petra Svačića 22, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Rent: 80 €


Dubrovnik Apartments Krmek
Owner: Ante Krmek
Address: Franca Prešerna 8, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Rent: 70 €


Dubrovnik Apartments Ariva Dubrovnik
Owner: Luka Raguž
Address: Kneza Branimira 2, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Rent: 55 €


Dubrovnik Apartments Maya Dubrovnik
Owner: Maja Kraljević
Address: Natka Nodila 1, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Rent: 40 €


Dubrovnik Apartments Stella
Owner: Zvjezdana Buljanovic
Address: Zrtava s Dakse 23, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Rent: 50 €


Dubrovnik Apartments Villa Mila
Owner: Zvjezdana Buljanovic
Address: Boskovica 9, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Rent: 50 €