Dubrovnik City. A city on the Adriatic sea in Southern Croatia.
It has a total population of more than 42,000 people according to the 2011 cencus.
It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea.
The city is among UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites since 1979.
Being the capital of the maritime Republic of Ragusa, it achieved a high level of development during the 15th and 16th century.
It became notable for its wealth and skilled diplomacy.
In 1991, after the breakup of Yugoslavia, Dubrovnik was besieged by Serbian and Montenegrin soldiers of the Yugoslav People’s Army for seven months. It suffered significant damage from shelling.
After repair and restoration works in 1990s, Dubrovnik is now one of the top tourist destinations in the Mediterranean.
7 THINGS TO DO AND NOT TO DO IN DUBROVNIK CITY
- Don’t just visit for a day or two. The short visit doesn’t allow you enough time to get familiar with each place. Instead, try to stay for at least a week.
- Do not book for a hotel in the long location, that is far from the city. Instead, check your hotel’s location carefully before you book unless you are ready for long walks.
- Do not take a walk around the town walls during the day if you want to avoid the crowds. Instead, visit early in the morning as possible. There will be few people around.
- Don’t annoy the locals by making too much noise. Instead, try to be as quiet as possible between 2pm to 5pm. It is local siesta time. If you are listening to music, put the headphones on.
- Don’t walk without minding your valuables. Instead, beware of pickpockets. They mix with tourists in busiest parts of the town.
- Avoid setting up your rental car’s GPS by yourself if you don’t know Croatian. Instead, ask for help from the person renting you the car. Make sure it is in the language that suits you before you hit the road.
- Do not forget your passport when you are planning to drive between Dubrovnik and Split. This is because you will have to drive through Bosnia Border on both ends. Instead, make sure you have your passport with you to allow you cross the borders.
10 MOST INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT DUBROVNIK CITY
- The city receives approximately 7.2 hours of sun per day. This is about 2630 hours of sun annually.
- Dubrovnik, being an independent state, was the first country to recognize the United States as a sovereign state when it declared independence from the British.
- The State of Dubrovnik was among the first countries to abolish slave trade in the 15th century.
- The city of Dubrovnik is the Eastern European Paradise. It is sort of what Hawaii is to North America.
- During the building of the Minceta tower in 1464, there was a short supply of stone and as such it was decreed that every visitor to the city must bring a stone with them in accordance with their body’s constitution.
- From 4 April 1911 until the start of World War One, a canon was fired from the Lovrijenac fortress every day to mark midday.
- The majority of Dubrovnik citizens that follow football support Hajduk Split.
- It is home to the shortest river in the world. River Ombla is just a mere 30 meters before emptying into the Rijeka Dubrovacka embayment of the Adriatic sea.
- Game of Thrones was filmed in the city.
- Its magnificent city walls have never been breached.
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