Dubrovnik has been a magnet for celebrities over the centuries. Kings and queens, Hollywood A-liners, world leaders, sports heroes and top of the chart singers have all graced the Stradun. And although it recent years the numbers of stars that have visited Dubrovnik has blossomed the city has a long history of celebrity guests.
Elisabeth Taylor and Richard Burton spent a romantic stay in the city in the 60’s, Sophie Lauren dropped by and many Kings and Queens have enjoyed the crystal clear Adriatic Sea. More recently Michael Douglas, Catharine Zeta Jones, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Richard Gere, Nick Nolte, Tom Cruise, Sir Roger Moore, Tina Turner...the list goes on and on.
One of the biggest names in recent years was Beyonce who drifted into town. She sailed into town on Eric Clapton’s yacht with her boyfriend Jayz and they spent the afternoon having fun on jet skis. And the diva Gloria Gaynor spent a "working" holiday in the city and performed to a packed audience.
Bastian Schweinsteiger mets the Dubrovnik mayor
The world of fashion also enjoyed the view on the Stradun as mega designer Giorgio Armani inspected the shopping in the Old City possibly looking for inspiration for his next collection. An old favourite of Dubrovnik is Bernie Eccelstone who often drops the anchor of his mega-yacht in front of the old city. After being introduced to the city by his former wife Slavica, Bernie has become a firm fan of Dubrovnik. And the A-list Hollywood stars are choosing Dubrovnik as their summer hideaway.
Roman Abramovich goes for a strollon the Stradun
Michael Fassbender spent a few days sailing around the Adriatic Sea, Francis Ford Coppola was in town, born again star Mickey Rourke met the masses and Richard Gere admired the architecture and Ashley Judd even filmed a new series in the streets. FC Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer enjoyed the views from the cable car and Jon Bon Jovi spent a family holiday in Cavtat. We have already seen Roman Abramovich, Bernie Eccelstone (again), the famous designer Valentino, Sarah Ferguson and the world cup winning footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Keep your eyes peeled...you never know who you will bump into in Dubrovnik.
Bernie Ecclestone and his wife leaving the Old City