History is alive in every part of this city - as museum city and at the same time a live stage, it represents a perfect cross between the past and the present.
Every nook and cranny of this Pearl of the Adriatic, as it is known, hides a treasure. Dubrovnik is surrounded by 1940 meters of unique medieval ramparts preserved in their original form and open to visitors as the citys flagship attraction. Protected by UNESCO World Heritage status since 1979, Dubrovnik can boast one of the first such listings in Croatia.
Its rich history, geographic location, mild climate and traditional hospitality and excellence in tourism make Dubrovnik a recognized high quality product on the international tourism markets. Dubrovnik is Croatias undisputed convention centre with the more conventions, congresses and corporate incentive programmes and better figures in this segment of tourism than any other location in the country. The city is a destination of culture, as witnessed by its many festivals, prestigious art happenings, major open air events, excellent artists and athletes, and, last but not least, its architectural treasures.
Sixty-three years of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival and twelve years of Julian Rachlin & Friends Chamber Music Festival add to the testimony. The Libertas Film Festival is a world film venue and the excellent Early Music Festival, The traditional feast of the citys patron saint of Saint Blaise and Carnival have the visitor transported to the age of the citys 16th century glory as we know it from the works of the finest Croatian Renaissance playwright Marin Držić. The opera gala nights add a touch of splendour to the constantly expanding list of the citys cultural delicacies, all on a quest to please the visitors with highest quality fare. The variety of cultural events on offer lies at the heart of many a visitors decision to come and enjoy the unforgettable Dubrovnik evenings to the strains of virtuoso musicianship coming from the atriums of the citys palazzi all bathing in the moonlight reflected on the still, resplendent patina of the Adriatic. Dubrovnik is easily reached from all major European cities, a destination to savour your holidays that will leave you enchanted discovering its myriad stories and once- in-a-life-time experiences, a destination to fall in love with and come again and again...
The sight of luxury cruisers off the Old Town harbour is a witness to the growing importance of Dubrovnik as Croatias foremost cruise port of call and the fifth in the Mediterranean basin as the city becomes an indispensable addition to more Mediterranean cruise itineraries.
Last few years Dubrovnik has been turning into a high profile city break destination favoured by good airline connections throughout the year. Based on the interest expressed by major markets the trend is set to continue and will undoubtedly put Dubrovnik closer yet to the goal of year-round tourist operations.