Travel Destination – Dubrovnik Croatia
A walk anywhere in, and around, Dubrovnik will provide you with views unmatched in other areas of the world. In your imaginative mind, take a step back in time, then wonder what it was like so many years ago when these stunning structures were built. I love travelling this way. What was it like to be back in time? What were the sights? Smells? Sounds?
And the scenes during a full moon magnify the beauty of not only Dubrovnik but the Adriatic as well.
Dubrovnik is an easy going city in which to be. It’s small and sadly overrun with tourists during the Summer. I visited during early Spring and there were few people around. Consider these interesting facts about Dubrovnik ::
:: The city is a seaport on the Mediterranean Sea and ancient enough to have other activities apart from soaking in the Mediterranean beaches. The city is as old as the 7th century.
:: The city was the capital of the adventurous Republic of Ragusa, a maritime republic.
:: In 1979, UNESCO added the city of Dubrovnik in the list of World Heritage Centers.
:: The city is surrounded by 2 kilometres of ancient walls and fortifications. Most of its buildings are built using the Baroque style architectural designs.
:: The city receives approximately 7.2 hours of sun per day. This is about 2630 hours of sun annually.
:: You can engage in almost every holiday activity in Dubrovnik. From jeep safari, horseback riding, canoe safari, kayaking, sailing to the Elafite Islands and a visit to the national park on the Island of Mljet; tourists will never be short of fun things to do.
:: Dubrovnik, being an independent state, was the first country to recognize the United States as a sovereign state when it declared independence from the British.
:: As if to welcome you to its beautiful beaches, Dubrovnik’s altitude is just 3 meters above the sea level.
:: The city occupies a land mass of about 21.35 square kilometres (8.24 sq. mi). In that small space, you will find some of the oldest European museums and buildings.
:: The State of Dubrovnik was among the first countries to abolish the slave trade in the 15th century. It seems the country valued freedom even that far back.