Towards the southern tip of Croatia lies the Old Town of Dubrovnik, the priceless jewel of the Dalmatian Coast and a world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site steeped in history and culture. George Bernard Shaw once wrote, “Those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik”, due to its profound beauty and historic magic.
Dubrovnik is also, without doubt, currently one of Europe’s most fashionable conference destinations. A surfeit of modern facilities combined with unique activities for delegates make this a popular choice for event organisers.
Another attraction for the participants in gatherings and congresses in Dubrovnik is certainly the possibility to organize business meetings in the inspiring historic venues, renaissance palaces and medieval forts. The more relaxed part of congresses and gatherings in Dubrovnik includes a selection of special events at the top class restaurants and on terraces with unforgettable views of the Adriatic Sea and sunsets, while the mild climate enables the enjoyment of nature all the year round.
Dubrovnik’s most important feature and the most visually dominant symbol of the town; an impressive Middle Age construction where the corner towers of Minčeta, Revelin, Bokar and Sveti Ivan create the city’s famous historical shield.
“Obliti privatorum publica curate” or “Forget your private business, concern yourself with public affairs”. This remarkable inscription can be found above the entrance of the Rector’s Palace, the most important public building in Dubrovnik and a site that was once the government headquarters and the Rector’s residence.
Stradun is the main “artery” of the city, stretched between the two town gates, the gate of Pile and Ploče. Stradun invites you to walk it and feel its rhythm.
The oldest multimedia building in Dubrovnik, built in 1520 in a mixed late gothic and renaissance style. It used to be a storage and customs building [Divon], and is now the State Archive where the most important documents about Dubrovnik’s history are kept.
Franciscan monastery is a wonderful work of Dubrovnik architecture and one of the most prominent Dubrovnik attractions. Part of the monastery contains a very rich library that has a large number of preserved manuscripts of invaluable cultural and historical value. A pharmacy was founded in the monastery 1317, the third oldest in the whole world, continuously functioning until present day.
The oldest monastery in Dubrovnik (1225) is an extremely valuable historical building, and also houses an important treasury of ancient Dubrovnik artwork, including 239 incunabula.
Church of St. Blaise
The Church of St. Blaise (Crkva Sv. Vlaha) is an 18th-century baroque church on Luza Square dedicated to the patron saint and protector of Dubrovnik. This majestic church is located at the intersection of two main thoroughfares, where public gatherings in Dubrovnik are held – ‘Placa’ and ‘Pred dvorom’. It was built by the Venetian architect and sculptor M. Gropelli at the beginning of the 18th century.
Another witness of the times, once the main trading and maritime hub, today a picturesque part of Dubrovnik.
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Croatian National Tourist Board – https://htz.hr/en-GB
City of Dubrovnik – https://www.dubrovnik.hr