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A to Z guide to Dubrovnik

By  Jan 07, 2016

Get to know more about Dubrovnik quickly with this A to Z guide

Adriatic – Dubrovnik has one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world with the crystal, clear Adriatic Sea sparkling

Banje – the most famous beach in the city is the Banje beach located just outside of the historic old city walls

Cable car – take a ride to the top of the Srđ Mountain and experience breathtaking views over the Old City

cablecar dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Summer Festival – formed in 1950 the festival fills the streets and squares of the old city from the 10th of July to the 25th of August

Elaphite – Dubrovnik’s islands in the sun, the Elaphite islands are an archipelago of three larger islands and ten smaller ones

Folklore – the Linđo folklore ensemble are one of the most famous in Croatia and perform twice a week in Lazareti through the summer months

Gir – really this should be spelt Đir, but anyway one of the pastimes of the locals is to gir up and down the Stradun. A gir is basically a promenade or stroll taking the times to meet and greet friends.

Hotels – with its long traditional and history of tourism Dubrovnik has a wide array of hotels from two-star to luxury five-star

Ivo Vojnović – born in Dubrovnik in 1857, Vojnović is one of Croatia’s most popular and respected authors

Jug – Dubrovnik’s waterpolo club “Jug” was formed in 1923 and have won the Croatian league ten times and the Croatian cup ten times as well as the European Championship three times

waterpolo jug

Klapa – is a form of traditional Croatian a capella singing, The word klapa translates as “a group of people” and traces its roots to littoral church singing.

Lokrum – located just 600 metres from the old city walls the island of Lokrum is an oasis of Mediterranean flora and fauna

Marin Držić – the bard of Dubrovnik, Držić is often compared to William Shakespeare and his works are regularly performed in the Dubrovnik Summer Festival

Napoleon – the entry of Napoleon’s army in 1806 signalled the end of the Dubrovnik Republic. The Imperial fortress overlooking the old city on the Srđ Mountain was built in honour of Napoleon

Ombla – the river Ombla, unofficially the shortest river in the world, has been Dubrovnik’s source of fresh water for centuries

Picigin – originally from Split this summer sport is played in the sea shallows and the aim of the game is to keep a small ball in the air

Queen Elizabeth 2 – Dubrovnik is a magnet for cruise ships and the luxurious Cunard ship Queen Elizabeth 2 is a regular guest to the city’s waters (it was tough finding a Q)

Rector – during the time of the Dubrovnik Republic the Rector ruled and run the city with a mandate of only six months. The Rector’s Palace is one of the landmarks of the old city today

Stradun – the main street through the centre of the old city of Dubrovnik, the Stradun is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful streets in the world

stradun dubrovnik

Tramway – for sixty years, from 1910 to 1970, Dubrovnik had a public tramway system that operated from the old city to Gruž harbour and Lapad

University – Dubrovnik is a university city with both private and public institutions including courses in tourism, media, diplomacy and nautical studies

Vlaho – St. Vlaho, or St. Blaise, is the patron saint of Dubrovnik and a the St. Vlaho Church dominates the centre of the old city

Walls – the Dubrovnik City Walls encompass the entire city and are a symbol of Dubrovnik. They stretch for 1,941 metres and include various fortresses, bastions and towers.

Yacht – Dubrovnik is a popular destination for the yachting world and the ACI marina is always busy through the summer months

 

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