What to say in a few sentences about this pearl of the Adriatic, which is under UNESCO protection since 1979. Its centuries-long history and architecture make it unique in the world. In the Middle- ages it was the only city-state on the Adriatic coast, and therefore rival to Venice. Its skilful diplomacy and trading connections with the whole world have preserved freedom for centuries. Today, Dubrovnik is the proudest destination in Croatian tourism. It is famous for its old town centre surrounded by the wall with number of cultural and religious monuments. City Walls – 1940 m long were constructed in the 13-17 century for the purpose of the defense of the city. American portal TripAdvisor 2013 classified Dubrovnik city walls on a list of 10 monuments that should be visited in a lifetime.
Lookout Srđ – located on the north side, on the hill above the city walls. The ropeway ride to mount Srđ takes 4 minutes and provides a magnificent view of the entire city , the surrounding area and the island Lokrum.
LOPUD - BEACH ŠUNJ
The island Lopud is located northwest of the city of Dubrovnik and is part of Elafiti islands. The village of Lopud lies on the northwest side of the island and has a view of Šipan. Two hills are connected by beautiful valley which path leads to the bay called Šunj on the other side of the island. Bay Šunj is famous for its sandy beach, and special comfort for swimmers. It is ideal for parents with small children.
Is the oldest example of garden architecture in Croatia and this part of the world, unique for its Renaissance and Neo-Romanic gardens. Design and construction of the park began back in 1494, during the building of Gothic-Renaissance mansion of the Dubrovnik families Gučetić Gozze. Onterraced area around the summer of around 18000 m2 there are numerous park terraces with numerous species of palm trees, eucalyptus, laurel, camphor, cactus and various exotic trees and bushes whose seedlings were brought by sailors from their distant voyages. This is one of the locations where they filmed “The Game of Thrones”.