Wine&Jazz Festival - José Feliciano at Stradun and the Dubrovnik Sun Gardens

Wine&Jazz Festival - José Feliciano at Stradun and the Dubrovnik Sun Gardens

Dubrovnik will once again become the focus of Croatian and European attention at the end of the summer. José Feliciano a world acclaimed musician,...

The final evening of the summer 65th Dubrovnik Summer Festival

The final evening of the summer 65th Dubrovnik Summer Festival

The closing of the 65th Dubrovnik Summer Festival will be marked by the opera gala concert of the Zagreb Philharmonic led by maestro Ivo Lipanović,...

Classicism, Romanticism & Lyricism with Radovan Vlatković

Classicism, Romanticism & Lyricism with Radovan Vlatković

As a part of the music programe of the Summer Festival, tonight at 21:30 at the Atrium of the Rector's palace, one of the world's best hornist's and...

Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra at the Rector's Palace

Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra at the Rector's Palace

The Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra led by the Italian conductor Niocla Giuliani, will with the bassoonist Matija Novaković and pianist Diana Brekalo...

The Ulysses Theatre with

The Ulysses Theatre with "King Lear"

The Ulysses Theatre from Brijuni will, under the auspices of the City of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Tourist Board perform and in the organization...

Dangerous Liaisons as a part of the VIP programe of the Festival

Dangerous Liaisons as a part of the VIP programe of the Festival

In the co-production of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, the Ljubljana Festival and the Slovenian National Theatre in Maribor, the neo-baroque ballet...

c_250_175_16777215_00_images_019.jpgThe jewel in the crown of the Croatian Adriatic coastline is undoubtedly Dubrovnik. A city of stone seemingly floating on the turquoise blue sea, a city of stepped in culture, a walled city that has survived for centuries, a city of peace and one of the most romantic destinations in the world.


Dubrovnik is situated in the far south of Croatia, the city was originally called Ragusa and was formed in the 7th century. Over the next five centuries Ragusa expanded and by the 15th century was one of the most important cities in the Mediterranean. The walls that still surrounded the city today were built over centuries to protect the Republic of Dubrovnik. Through diplomacy and influence Dubrovnik remained a strong power and in the height of the Republic had embassies all over the world.

Dubrovnik today owes much to its past. The beauty of the old historic city and the wonder of the nature have drawn tourists for many years. On visiting Dubrovnik George Bernard Shaw famously commented “those seeking paradise on earth should visit Dubrovnik” and millions from all over the world have followed this advice. The city became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 and is described by UNESCO as - a remarkably well-preserved example of a late-medieval walled city. It is a city that you need to see to believe, a city that once you have visited you will never forget, a city that will leave you breathless.

Dubrovnik – simply unique, uniquely simple
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Fact file:

Population - 42,641 (census 2011)

Surface area – 21.35 km2 (8.2 sq mi2)

County – Dubrovnik – Neretva County

Coordinates - 42°38'25”N 18°06'30”E

Climate – Mediterranean climate with hot, calm summers and mild, rainy winters. Average summer temperature - 26oC (79oF), average winter temperature - 11oC (52oF)

Hours of sunshine – average annual 2629 hours

Average annual rainy days – 109 days

Sea temperature – average summer temperature – 21.5oC (70oF)