Dalmatia - Dubrovnik
Heaven on Earth
Walls are built to protect treasures, and in Dubrovnik this is particularly accurate, with 1,940 metres of stone surrounding one
of the world’s most beautiful cities. As George Bernard Shaw stated: “If you want to see heaven on Earth, come to Dubrovnik”.
“The Pearl of the Adriatic” has captivated and seduced kings and artists for centuries with its immaculate medieval
architecture. How will it inspire you?
Where to go
The small medieval town of Cavtat is both the tourist and cultural centre of Konavle. Among the many significant cultural sites are the Mausoleum of the Račić family, the birthplace of Vlaho Bukovac, the Ducal Palace and the Sokol Fortress.
As the historical heart of the island of the same name, the city of Korčula is one of the best preserved medieval towns on the Mediterranean. The birthplace of Marco Polo, it boasts a heritage rich in history, architecture and culture.
The region’s historical heritage is best represented by the ancient town of Narona, the village of Vid near Metković, the small Church of St. Vitus, the early Christian church of Bare, the complex of early Christian basilicas, town walls and the forum with the Temple of Augustus.
This fortified complex dating from the fourteenth century is unique due to its length of 5.5 kilometres, monumental size and its defence structures and urban layout. The walls begin and end with the fortresses of Koruna in Mali Ston and Veliki Kaštio in Ston.