Just imagine all the beauty than an ancient city can offer, surround it by an impressive medieval city wall that you can walk for the entire length, imagine a beautiful, sparkling sea on one side of this city and a picturesque mountain on the other. Now imagine that there are no concrete tower blocks anywhere to be seen. Finally, add more than 7 hours of sunshine a day, and you’ve just imagined Dubrovnik.
It is no surprise that Dubrovnik is an UNESCO World Heritage site, as there is an abundance of exquisite architecture to be found within the 2km of city walls. Although most of the city’s monuments are built in Baroque style, there are also Gothic and Renaissance monuments to be found in this interesting mix of architectural styles.
Dubrovnik counts no less than 80 churches, including a cathedral, monastery, synagogue and an orthodox church. The most famous churches include the Church of St Blaise and the Cathedral of the Assumption. There is no shortage of palaces, squares, fountains and museums here either. And the best part is that you don’t need a car, taxi, bus or bike to admire all these gems, as the car free Old Town offers you everything within walking distance.
After enjoying the sights, trying the local cuisine and maybe even spending some time on Dubrovnik’s famous Banje Beach, it is time to head off to the second part of your twin centre holiday in Croatia, the romantic island of Korcula.