Dubrovnik has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979 and is fondly referred to as “Pearl of the Adriatic” for its classic charm and beauty. Located in the southernmost region of Croatia, it among the most visited resorts in the Mediterranean and a favorite destination of tourists for a relaxing vacation.
Reaching Dubrovnik and going around town is easy as transportation systems are well-organized. There are buses and taxis as well as car rental services for your traveling convenience. Also, roaming around the place by foot is possible, although some streets can be challenging to navigate as they are steep.
Getting accommodation in this town is also not a problem even to those who want first class service because 11 out of the 18 known luxury hotels in all of Croatia can be found in Dubrovnik. Try booking in advance to make sure that you will be given your preferred room during your stay.
Among the many things that attract tourists to spend days in Dubrovnik is its magnificent architecture boasting for beautifully-crafted churches and monasteries, fountains and museums.
These churches and monasteries are adorned with both art and history that make each of them a perfect site for educational tours and excursions. Each visitor will be amazed by how much art and history these structures have to offer for a wonderful learning experience. For example, the Franciscan Monastery is where the world’s third oldest pharmacy is located along with Romanesque cloister and a Baroque Church.
Other churches that wow the tourists are the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Church of Saint Blaise, Church of St. Ignatius, the Dominican Monastery, Church of St. Sebastian and the Serbian Orthodox Church.
The museums in Dubrovnik are also must-see places if ever you are on vacation in this majestic country. Some of these museums are located just alongside the churches, so you will never have trouble finding them, like the Franciscan Monastery Museum where you will find interesting pieces from the ancient pharmacy. Other museums worth visiting are the Sigurata Convent Museum, Synagogue and Jewish Museum, Dominican Monastery Museum, the Sponza Palace Museum of Museum of the State Archives, Maritime Museum and the Museum of Icons in the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Dubrovnik is a fascinating town to with many places to visit. You and your kids will definitely enjoy spending time here since you will be both entertained and educated, so remember to included it in your itinerary when you plan your vacation on this side of the planet.