Dubrovnik is one of the world’s most stunning destinations, both in terms of its cultural heritage and as a holiday destination. The city has often been referred to as the "Pearl of the Adriatic" and was inducted into the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979 as a city of rich culture and history.
The Old Town center of Dubrovnik is surrounded by 1,970 metres of city walls—over the centuries they served to protect the city from various threats and today are the city's greatest attraction.
The Pile Gate and the Ploče Gate are connected by the main street, Stradun, and form the entry and exit points to the city walls, the old city itself and its museums and theatre scene. Besides its wealth and diversity of history and heritage, Dubrovnik is also a city of top culinary delights, stunning natural surroundings and cordial inhabitants, so set some time aside and explore the possibilities the city has to offer and feel the spirit of this ancient city.
Discover the sights and attractions of Dubrovnik
No matter whether you decide to visit Dubrovnik during the summer or winter, the city’s main promenade Stradun is a place where you can see many of Dubrovnik’s sights, such as Sponza Palace, Orlando’s Column, and the small, but world-famous sculptures, Maro and Baro. If you decide to go on excursions outside the city, the Elaphiti Islands, the Island of Lokrum, the Župa dubrovačka municipality or the village of Mlini, these are surely amazing places to taste local specialties, enjoy beautiful nature and the underwater beauty of the crystal clear Adriatic Sea. Dubrovnik and its surroundings hide many interesting sights worth exploring and learning more about. In order to enjoy them and have them close by, make sure to book accommodation in Royal Blue Hotel on time.
Rich tradition worth admiring
There are five forts standing out among the other city’s buildings. The most famous ones are Minčeta, dating back to the Renaissance, and Lovrijenac, the fort which gave the Venetians the most cause for concern and where you can still find the famous inscription "Non bene pro toto libertas venditur auro" (“Liberty is not sold for all the gold in the world”). The Rector’s Palace, which used to serve as the seat of the Rector of the Republic of Dubrovnik, is certainly one of the most significant Croatian palaces. As the consequence of two earthquakes, the Rector’s Palace was renovated several times and as a result of these reconstructions the Palace shows features of different periods in arts such as Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque.
World Cultural Monument
This famous and fascinating city flourished during the period of the Republic of Dubrovnik, when Dubrovnik was the only city-state located on the eastern coast of the Adriatic, which was strong enough to hold its own against the Republic of Venice. Furthermore, during its rich history, Dubrovnik created many worldwide famous writers, artists and scientists. Dubrovnik and its surroundings abound in countless beautiful locations and monuments, whose value was confirmed by UNESCO in 1979, when Dubrovnik was placed on the World Heritage List. The Walls of Dubrovnik, with all its forts, towers and bastions, represent one of the most recognizable features of the City. During the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, the Walls become one of the most beautiful and unique stages in the world.
Pearl of the Adriatic Sea
Dubrovnik has been known as the “Pearl of Adriatic” for many years. Thanks to its numerous wonderful beaches and breathtaking nature along the Lapad peninsula, where the Royal Blue Hotel is located, Dubrovnik has found its place on the world’s tourist map and highlighted its position as one of the most desirable destinations. This is confirmed by the increasing number of tourists that visit this magnificent place every year. Located at the very bottom of Croatian coast, Dubrovnik has been declared as one of the most beautiful historic and tourist sites not only in Croatia, but worldwide.