A widely varied history has left an indelible mark on the Croatian walled city. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the city, situated on the Adriatic coast, has played a key role in Mediterranean history for well over a thousand years, reaching the zenith of its powers as the Republic of Ragusa in the 15th and 16th Centuries.
Famed for its Old Town, which retains fine examples of architecture reaching from the Byzantine era, through the middle ages and Renaissance to the early 20th Century, the influences of numerous powerful allies and overlords creates a microcosm of European and Ottoman style through the ages. A popular venue for filming, especially in the historic and fantasy genres, the city's great walls will be familiar to many visitors.
Mediterranean charm, a mild sub‐tropical climate, and a beautiful, protected harbour have made Dubrovnik an enormously popular destinations. Visitors are sure to find something to delight them in the city's vibrant cultural life, varied sporting activities, or fascinating history.