Dubrovnik is famous for its Stradun, the principal and oldest street in the town.
The Minčeta fortified tower is older than this street and is one of the most enduring symbols of the city and its freedom, as well as one of the world’s most beautiful fortifications.
Likewise, there is the Bokar Fort, which once defended the main gate of the city. Today it is one of the venues for the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. At this event, the ‘Orlando’ award is given out. This award is named after yet another symbol of the city: the stone pillar carved with a medieval warrior with sword and shield. This monument was erected to the legendary hero Orlando (Roland) by Dubrovnik citizens in grateful memory of his contribution towards the defense of the city against Arab pirates.
Stop at the Great Onofrio Fountain, visit the Rector’s Palace, and do not miss the walk along the tops of the city walls.
In the Maritime Museum get to know the centuries-old maritime traditions of the Dubrovnik Republic and find out more information about some famous sailors, the mathematician Getaldić and the physicist Ruđer Bošković. Climb up the Lovijenac Fort, which doubles up as one of the most beautiful stage-sets for the play ‘Hamlet’ by William Shakespeare.
Charter a yacht in Dubrovnik to sail along the calm, crystal clear waters and discover the untouched, wild nature outside its fortified city walls. Whether you have chosen a skippered yacht charter or a bareboat charter, head north to some of the greenest Croatian islands like Mljet or Lopud. Dolphins can often be seen on this route. You can also sail south to another beautiful Mediterranean country – Montenegro. Just be aware of the fact that, during the peak of the season, Dubrovnik tends to be a little overcrowded in marinas and ports so book a berth in advance.
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