Dubrovnik is one of the world’s most stunning destinations, both in terms of its cultural heritage and as a holiday destination. The city has often been referred to as the "Pearl of the Adriatic" and was inducted into the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979 as a city of rich culture and history.
The Old Town center of Dubrovnik is surrounded by 1,970 metres of city walls—over the centuries they served to protect the city from various threats and today are the city's greatest attraction.
The Pile Gate and the Ploče Gate are connected by the main street, Stradun, and form the entry and exit points to the city walls, the old city itself and its museums and theatre scene. Besides its wealth and diversity of history and heritage, Dubrovnik is also a city of top culinary delights, stunning natural surroundings and cordial inhabitants, so set some time aside and explore the possibilities the city has to offer and feel the spirit of this ancient city.
Discover the sights and attractions of Dubrovnik
Rich tradition worth admiring
World Cultural Monument
This famous and fascinating city flourished during the period of the Republic of Dubrovnik, when Dubrovnik was the only city-state located on the eastern coast of the Adriatic, which was strong enough to hold its own against the Republic of Venice. Furthermore, during its rich history, Dubrovnik created many worldwide famous writers, artists and scientists. Dubrovnik and its surroundings abound in countless beautiful locations and monuments, whose value was confirmed by UNESCO in 1979, when Dubrovnik was placed on the World Heritage List. The Walls of Dubrovnik, with all its forts, towers and bastions, represent one of the most recognizable features of the City. During the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, the Walls become one of the most beautiful and unique stages in the world.