History in Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik (or the official italian, latin and formarly english name since 1909 is “Ragusa”) is a historic city on the Adriatic coast in the extreme south of Croatia.
1918, when the City was incorporated into the then called “Kingdom of Yugoslavia” the name was officially changed from “Ragusa” to “Dubrovnik”
Dubrovnik is a city of a unique political and cultural history. It is a home to many remarkably poets, painters, mathematicans, physicists and other scholars…and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Adriatic-Sea coast.

1979, the historic centre of Dubrovnik has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

There are a lot of famous buildings like Duke`s Palace, a lot of museums, cloisters, churches and some very old buildings, like the Arboretum Trsteno, the oldest arboretum in the world built in 1492,or the third oldest pharmacy in Europe which date is going back to 1317.

The patron of the city is Sveti Vlaho (Saint Blaise). You can see statues and paintings of him around the city.The city`s cathedral is named after him “Saint Blaise”.
The habitants of Dubrovnik are even organizing a feast in honour of Saint Blaise every February 3ͬᵈ.
They celebrate these festivities with Mass, parades and they last several days.

The most important event in the cultural life of the city is the annual Dubrovnik Summer Festival.
It is a traditional festival where all doors are open for artists to entertain the habitans of Dubrovnik and their guests with games, theatre and concerts (classical & folk music) between 10th of July and 25th of August, since 1950.

The Dubrovnik Summer Festival has been awarded with its first Gold International Trophy for Quality in 2007 and it is signed in the calender of world festivals as one of the most famous cultural festivals in the world since 1956.

Dubrovnik has an international airport and a harbour of its own. The airport is located approx. 20km (12.5 mi) from Dubrovnik city center, near Čilipi.
Buses connect the airport with the main-bus-station in Dubrovnik. In addition, modern, local buses connects all Dubrovnik neighborhoods running frequently from dawn to midnight.

You have also, beside the interesting festival you shouldn`t miss, a lot of offered activities for younger and older generations, trips to numerous beautiful islands or to the holy place Medjugorje in Bosnia-Hercegovina or Montenegro, which is only an our away by bus.
If you want to, you can also make a one-day-trip to Makarska-Riviera or Split, which are 3-4 h away by car.

AND don`t miss a walk on the stonewall around Dubrovnik where you have phantastic views on the city, the Adriatic sea and some islands!!!

The climate is a typical Mediterranean one, with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers.

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