Dubrovnik is one of the best tourist destinations in the Mediterranean region. In the 15th century, it became famous for skilled diplomacy and wealth. Towards the end of the 16th century, the Croatian city
was devastated by a major earthquake. In the late 19th century, it started to develop the tourist industry under the able leadership of George Bernard Shaw. By 1990s, the treasures of Dubrovnik were restored which made it very popular. In recent years, the city has continued to appear on `bucket lists’ of travelers.
What makes the city so special?
Home to Game of Thrones
Dubrovnik was used as the setting for Kings Landing (Capital of the Seven Kingdoms) in a popular television series Game of Thrones’. Many tourists visit this place to walk around the city where the scenes
were filmed. Minceta tower was used as the house of the undying and it where Deanery recovered her dragons. Also, Pile bay and St. Dominica street were used multiple times. The bloody battles tell about the evil exploits of King Joffrey.
Massive growth in real estate
Croatia property has been on the rise thanks to the stable economy. Whether you’re buying a property for lifestyle or investment, you’re guaranteed it will double or triple within a few years. Another factor that affects the value properties in Dubrovnik is the geographical outlay of the town. That said, high-class properties have not only become an attractive investment for tourism but also a hot spot for the elite. In 2017 and 2018, there has been a significant increase in property investments for both domestic and foreign investors. The demand still overweighs the supply.
Dubrovnik has the best sunbathing spots that attract a large crowd of tourists. If you’re looking to enjoy the beaches, you need to do a little adventure. One of the most stunning places is the Banje beach which
is located in front of Dubrovnik’s old town. It has Jet skis, inflatables, and showers. Other beaches include Orasac bay, Lapad beach, Copacabana, and private hotel beaches.
The city walls
One of the most important features of Dubrovnik is the ancient city walls. They are white in color, a reason why the city is called the Pearl of Adriatic. No other city in Croatia has retained the medieval walls. They were built between 12th and 17th century to protect the city from foreign attacks and go as high as 6365 feet. Thankfully, the walls have been preserved and are still functional. At the very entrance of the
town’s old harbor, you’ll find large towers. The city walls are about 2 km long.
It was founded in 1949 by the Croatian Academy of arts. It traces the history of navigation with maritime paintings and objects. This museum is the richest in Croatia. It has a library that contains charts, written materials, pictures of ships, etc. The first floor is devoted to the history of the local navy while the second floor has steamboats, tall ships, and first ocean liners. It’s the home to over 180 ships.
Dubrovnik is a dazzling city famous for its turquoise waters, ancient towns, and baroque architecture. You’ll also fall in love with the spacious blue skies and a warm southern climate. This explains why the stunning city is a hot spot for travelers.