Dubrovnik is a pearl the Adriatic
Holiday season is coming and each of us would like to spend the days of rest so that they were a long time in memory. Today list of proposals services market tourism business is huge.
Seekers stormy night life meet all their needs by visiting Spain and Italy. Thirsty bright impressions from beautiful places of nature and exotic cultural monuments will find all of them in India, Brazil, Cambodia or Peru. But if there is a desire to rest in silence, alone with you and "Gray" history, leaving deep into the centuries - Croatia is the most suitable you for this purpose. This country was noted by more "trade Union resting people" the time of socialism.
Places worthy of attention in the Republic are everywhere. Dubrovnik is not only the administrative Center and ancient city with rich history and stunning architectural facilities, based in VII century. This is also a world-famous tourist on the Adriatic Coast Balkan Peninsula, one of the first entered in the world Heritage and rightfully referred in international travel catalogs as "Pearl of the Adriatic."
City is isolated and located away from large beaches. Over the centuries it was unavailable due to 15 towers, 2nd angular fortresses and powerful walls, somewhere reaching 25m in height. Getting to the city, wearing historical name Ragusa, which means "people living on the Cliff," you immediately find yourself in the past. The first person may have occurred from refugees from nearby places. They settled on the cliffs and Island to which it was difficult to steal up and which are tied together only after a few centuries to protect from the outside the enemy, filled up narrow straits in XIII century. The construction of the walls was over, and the city was acquired its final form.
Main attractions of Dubrovnik include Palace Sponza - one of the most beautiful places in the city. Watches in the form of the Sun set on the Bell tower, and today show the current time by Arrow-Ray. Palace, construction of which began in 1521 the city and lasted for 5 years, was intended to Customs, and yard structure was commercial city Center, where met business people. Mint located in the wing of the building worked till the beginning of XIX centuty. Palace Sponza was a cultural Center. "Academy of consonants" was located there and was carried out large scientific and literary discussion. One of the world's largest Arhive is located today in this place. It considered 7 thousand volumes and almost 100 thousand scripts documents is stored here since 1278.
Сolumn Orlando, symbolizing the independence of the City was erected in 1418, the square Lodge in honor of the legendary Knight Roland, sculpture of which adorns the monument. The right hand of statues served for the citizens of the city-state as measure length. Everyone bought fabric in the city merchant could check honesty the latter, attaching length to "Dubrovnik elbow" as called its citizens. Sometimes column was used as a shameful post. White flag with the image of St. Vlah was flying on the column till Napoleon's arrival and it was the patron Saint of Dubrovnik.
Another local attractions is well or Fountain onofory called the so-called Naples architect, who had designed here system of water in the middle of XV century. This hydraulic engineering construction was erected in 1438 in the city and so much like by everyone so Master was awarded with the House in Dubrovnik and a large cash prize.
In the Western part of the city, surrounded by walls Franciscan monastery is located. This is a complex, construction of which lasted about 100 years old, founded in 1317 and it is one of the famous urban architectural ensembles. Although today it is the current monastery, some of his monuments and facilities are open to tourists for visiting. Great interest is an old hospital, located in the territory of the compex. It was opened also at the beginning of XIV century and still continues to take their patients that gives her right to be considered as the oldest medical establishment of Europe. here is open small Museum showing all sorts of vintage tools, a variety of jars and cones. Pharmacy based at the same time with the monastery, but still used by your intended purpose is also located there.
After spending your day visiting this whole "hoary" history, you can spend evening in Dubrovnik in countless restaurants, taverns, bars. Cafe offer both local Croatian and traditional European the kitchen. You will be served as a variety of dishes of the products of the sea and meat goodies from the lamb. If you want to combine your vacation with employment the sport, then in the territory of the city will greeted you a few sports centers with the sauna and swimming pools, tennis courts, football, volleyball and basketball fields.
Interesting museums and luxury palaces, luxury hotels with the best European level of service, bright international carnivals, theater and folklore festivals, annual sailing regatta - that's what is a modern Dubrovnik.
What time it to visit? Decide for yourself, but velvet season of the Croatian Center of tourism lasts from August to September - in the months here most lively. Come, memories will be enough for many years!