Dubrovnik, a city in southern Croatia, lays along the Adriatic Sea. This city was established around the year of 614. Its first settlers were a group of refugees from present day Cavtat who were fleeing from the Avar that were terrorizing their town. Starting in the 9th century, Dubrovnik expanded as part of the Byzantine Empire. From the 13th century and on, it experienced a lot of developments. Dubrovnik is now a great city to visit because of its history and culture. Here are a couple of things that you can do while in Dubrovnik. (Related: travel vacations, vacation packages)
The Old City Walls
Originally built in the 10th century, this wall provided a defense against invaders entering from the Byzantine Empire. This wall is about 1 ½ miles in length, making it the perfect stretch to take a walk along. This wall has two towers called Minceta Tower and Bokar Tower and two forts named Fort Lovrjenac and the Revelin Fortress.
The City Gates
In 1908, a gate was opened in the Northern part of the wall called Buza Gate and was used to give the Austrian army officers easy access into the town. This gate is one of, if not the most, important access points to the Old Town.
Stradun of Dubrovnik
This is an area that locals and tourists can both spend their day. The ground has white limestone paving and is surrounded by buildings from the 17th century. Here you can eat, go shopping, or enjoy a cup of coffee while enjoying the scenery.
Dubrovnik Cathedral and Treasury
This Cathedral has a Baroque style and is filled with 3 aisles, 3 apses, relics, and great interior décor. You can also see paintings by Italian and Dalmatian artists from the 16th to 18th century.
At Arik Travel, we want you to experience the beauty of Croatia. We’ll take you on an 8-night adventure where you can visit Dubrovnik, Zagreb, the island of Brac, and the Adriatic Coast.