Dubrovnik Travel Guide
Dubrovnik Local History
Founded around the 7th century by the refugees fleeing from Epidaurium (now Cavtat), Dubrovnik has a treasure trove of history within its medieval walls. The Byzantine, Hungarians and Venetians left their wealthy legacy here and in the middle ages it was almost Venice's equal as a trading seaport.By the look of those fortressed walls merchants took protection of their wealth seriously.
City fortresses and city walls - Fed up with all the plundering looting by greedy neighbours the citizens had no less than 5 fortresses and a wall of nearly 2 km built to keep themselves safe.Take a walk on top of the 10th century walls which had to withstand bombings as recently as 1992. They are still standing-they don't build them like that anymore!
Onofrio Fountain - enter the city through Pile gate and admire this huge fountain built in the 15th century.
Dominican Monastery - this imposing building houses the Dominican Museum and possesses many treasures- such as rare Venetian art collections from the Middle ages.
Sponza palace - brush up on your medieval knowledge by a visit to the official State Archives, now housed here.Peruse various historical documents dating as far back as the 12th century.
The Gaffe Pub Really nice Pub with outside terrace, great pub grub and friendly staff, shows all the sport!! Well done Alan ansd Debs the english owners.
submitted by Andyparker, 18/04/06
Lapad Pensinsula and GruzHarbour - for the shopaholics needing shopping centres. Wander down the main road Stradum and browse in the old city for a souvenirs -buy a tie or fountain pen for someone special: Croatia is where these everyday items originated.
St. JAKOV beach - Old city-mix with the locals on this pebble beach that has a restaurant and bar a pebble's throw away. LAPAD beach - Lapad bay- sandy beach with plenty of shade and nearby playgrounds for the kids.
Dubrovnik Restaurants and Bars
Proto - Siroka ulica 1- Try the famous local wines with tasty traditional fish recipes passed down from Dubrovnik fisherfolk. King Edward VII has dined here so the service should be fit for royalty.
Jadran - Poljana Pasca- Situated in the cloister of convent of St Clare, the ambience and food should be "good". Bless your stomach with a good meal from 10am to midnight.
Nautika - Brsalje-Speciality fish dishes in ye olde city area, think classy, elegant and pricey- for that special evening out.
Dubrovnik Bars & Clubs
Latino Club Fueg - Brsanje II- Razzle and dazzle to techno music.
Esperanza - Put Republike 30- live it up every night at this popular hot spot.
Divine Folie - Babin Kuk- experience the vibe and be seen at this very popular club
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