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Summer Edition I/2017

Dubrovnik

from A to Z

Top restaurants CELEBRITIES They love us!

Best Beaches

City of Art


City Walls

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history & pride

12 ˝Temple of Art

44 Local Food 58 Wine World

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Dubrovnik From A to Z

Everything You Need to Know in One Place When traveling, visitors usually want to know everything about the destination they are going to visit next. We know the feeling - buying maps, city guides, looking for some information via Internet... But, there’s always something missing... A soul of the city, that feeling. Well, you know what are we talking about. That’s why we decided to write Dubrovnik - from A to Z, with just a few tips, trick and ideas... Enjoy!

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ADIO! Most common word in Dubrovnik. Meaning simply ‘Bye!’, adio is much more than a standard greeting. It has its own soul in our language. AMUSEMENT. First word that comes to our minds when thinking ‘Dubrovnik’. Explore. Enjoy. A CAPELLA singing – one of the most beautiful parts of our tradition. ARBORETUM in Trsteno – oldest one in this part of the world.

D DUBROVNIK SUMMER FESTIVAL. Inimitable cultural manifestation in the world and one of the oldest in Croatia. DUBROVNIK itself.

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BARS. Intimate path to meet our way of live. Often they have live music, craft beer and stunning county wines. Give it a try! BEACHES. Small, but amazing. Try to find a hidden gem!

CABLE CAR. Bird view of Dubrovnik. CAVTAT. Small town app. 25 minutes away from Dubrovnik. CHURCHES. Even if you’re not into religion, visit our churches – they are masterpieces of architecture!


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FINE DINNING, FOOD. Explore some gastronomy pages before entering the world of Dubrovnik gastronomy. FILMS. Dubrovnik was scenery for more than 100 films throughout history.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Almost everybody speaks English here (among other languages) in Dubrovnik, so don’t worry about communication. ELAFITI. A group of islands in Dubrovnik area that are absolute must see.

G Combined with the previous one – GASTRONOMY. Try our delicious traditional meals. GAME OF THRONES. Almost everybody in Dubrovnik was included in filming, at least as extras.

H HARBOUR. We have two harbors – Old Port of Dubrovnik and Gruž port. First one dates from Republic of Dubrovnik and is an unique port in the world. Second one is modern, beautiful entrance to Dubrovnik. HISTORY of Dubrovnik – no need for explanation.

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IMAGINATION. Use your imagination when wandering through Dubrovnik!

J JUST DUBROVNIK. All the information you need for a great holiday in Dubrovnik. In one place.


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KONAVLE. A small region and municipality southeast from Dubrovnik. Wine makers, donkeys, family farms, nice people, olive oil… Need to say more? KAYAKING. Do the kayaking and explore Dubrovnik area from a different view.

LOKRUM. An island nearby Dubrovnik, and a must see. Botanical garden, deep shade, a lots of beautiful peafowls… LAZARETI. Once quarantine for Republic, now amazing cultural, art and entertainment place.

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MARKET, green market, fish market. Best way to meet locals and our culture, and get some tips for free along with our healthy and natural products.

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NEARBY PLACES. From already mentioned Cavtat, to Trsteno, Primorje, Gornja Sela… Then the islands, parks, villages… Grab that map, buy a bus ticket and wander around our county.

ORLANDO COLUMN. Hang out with cool knight that protects Dubrovnik for centuries. ONOFRIO fountain, masterpiece of water supply from the Republic of Dubrovnik.

P PORPORELA. Place for romance, for love, for hangouts, for relaxation, for enjoyment. PELJEŠAC. Our beloved peninsula and wine heaven.


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Q QUESTION everything. And locals will answer. We are genuinely in the mood for help about information.

RECTOR’S PALACE. An outstanding monument. Meet our political past!

S STRADUN. Unique street in the world. STREETS of Dubrovnik in general. Sea, sun. Sunsets! SPONZA. Remarkable piece of architecture, once DOGANA / DIVONA and now Archive, Sponza used to be business meeting place of Republic.

T TOURS, tours everywhere. Custom made, classic ones, film themed, history themed…

V VACATION. You are on vacation, just relax and enjoy!

U UNIQUENESS of Dubrovnik itself.

W WALLS of Dubrovnik, impressive from Republic of Dubrovnik. WAR, sad but important part of our history.

Z ‘ZSA ZSA ZSU’ feeling one gets when meeting someone they really, really like, says Urban Dictionary (do you know from which TV series it is?)… You’re going to feel like that when ‘meeting’ Dubrovnik.


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Enjoy the Beauty of This Magical City Placa, Stradun, has always been the major lifeline of the City. It’s the place where hundreds of thousands of people walked through, millions of people during all the centuries of Dubrovnik’s history. Millions of people with different destinies, millions of astonished and interested views of those who came to this city. The City always knew to welcome them as a good host. The City accepted them all despite their differences. As a Mediterranean city, Dubrovnik lived diversity. It is said that all the languages of the world could be heard in Port, the city harbor. Sailors and merchants came from the East and West, from the South and the North. Dubrovnik always tried to treat everyone equally. But Dubrovnik was also a host that required his guests to respect the laws and local customs. The City and its guests who visited it lived in harmony for centuries, whether Dubrovnik was the ultimate destination or the safest departure point towards the center of the Ottoman Empire. It was like that for almost five centuries.

A dialogue with everyone The guests left also numerous memorials of the city, travelogues, pictures, verses. The most famous of them is Filip de Diversis, who in 1440 described the City. The city in which two years before his arrival drinking water was brought from a spring in Šumet, 13km far from the City. Diversis was delighted with this venture and described his enthusiasm. We have a description of the City from that period, but we also have the Onofrio della Cava fountains, which also delighted that stranger, and can be found at the beginning and the end of Placa. Historians write that over two hundred years ago, five hundred foreigners came to the City per year. New times have brought tourism as a result of trends, free time and saved money. That number has turned from five hundred to three million overnights and sometimes due to cruise ships, ten thousand guests in one day. The sudden increase in number of tourists in the destination, which year after year repeats itself at a level of 7–10 percent of increase, requires a completely new organization of the City, seeking answers in terms of infrastructure that should provide a quality stay for all of you who come to our city. Other world-attractive destinations such as Venice or Barcelona face similar problems. We can all share our experiences to find the optimal solution and match the needs of tourists

and tourist facilities with the needs of people who live here every day. Therefore, we ask for a dialogue with everyone who is concerned with this issue.

Dubrovnik offers a rich diversity As we have assumed responsibility for managing the City as a new city government, we are just facing these problems. For a quality solution, which will bring us tourism based on quality rather than quantity, we need to strategically think and find answers as a community. Here we need comprehension of all those who are involved in this process and of those dealing with it. Through a dialogue to an agreement for the benefit of all. Enjoy the beauty of this magical city. Walk through its centuries and feel a dash of Greece, Rome, and Byzantium, watch the masterpieces of Renaissance and Baroque. Enjoy the artists that have been given the keys of the City for 40 days. There are numerous concerts, drama performances, exhibitions and many other manifestations and events on all city streets. In these streets you will feel all that makes the Mediterranean – people, customs and gastronomic specialties. Outside the City, to get away from the city crowd, there is the Island of Lokrum, which every visitor, just like the city walls, wants to visit while staying in Dubrovnik. This green jewel, that was built by our ancestors is a contrast to the city but completes it. A dualism that gives wholeness. For those who are lucky and have more time to stay in the city there are also the Elaphiti Islands – Kalamota, Lopud and Šipan. Each of the islands offers its story of the past and the present – the life of sailors, fishermen and merchants. It’s the same even today, so it’s an interesting experience to share these overlapping of the past and the present. Dubrovnik offers a rich diversity just as it did throughout all its centuries. You as our guests have indeed a lot to choose and to enjoy. We are here to ensure that your stay is to the satisfaction of all of us and you can help us to do so – by having patience for some problems and respecting regulations and good practices. Let us enjoy together this tourist season, which already is announcing new records.


The Stunning City Walls

Centuries of Protection The tall and imposing city walls that surround the Old Town in Dubrovnik have been a must od for tourists over the years. As the Society of the Friends of Ancient and Historical Dubrovnik writes on their official web pages, the walls stretch over 1940m (6365 ft.) and consist of the main wall, sixteen towers, three forts, six bastions (bulwarks), two corner forts (cantonatas), three pre-walls with several turrets, three moats, two barbicans, two drawbridges and one breakwater. Among the many known and unknown builders of these structures we shall name but a few – Paskoje Miličević, Nicifor Ranjina,

Marin Držić, Župan Bunić, Miho Hranjac, Juraj Dalmatinac, Michelozzo di Bartolomeo Michelozzi of Florence, Onofrio and Simeone della Cava, Antonio Ferramolino of Bergamo, Giovanni da Siena, Bernardino di Parma, Marcantonio Bettaci of Florence, Seporoso Mateucci of Fermo and Giovanni Baptista Zanchi of Pesaro. The Society of the Friends of Ancient and Historical Dubrovnik takes care about the city walls for decades. The main wall is four to six meters wide from the side of the land, and 1.5 to 3 meters wide from the side of the sea. In some places, it is 25 meters high. The fortifications also include two forts protecting the city in the forwardmost points, as well as 10 towers. In order to strengthen the fortifications, a deep moat was dug from the side of the land. In the north corner stands the Minčeta tower - the highest point of the walls. The view from it is


unforgettable, you can admire the Old Town and Lokrum island. There are five gates leading to the city. The two main gates are: the Pile Gate to the west, and the Ploče Gate to the east. Two gates lead to the port: Peskarija and Ponta. The fifth gate, Buže, was built by Austrians as late as 1908. Dubrovnik’s main forts are already mentioned Minčeta, Revelin, Lovrjenac, Bokar and Sveti Ivan (St. John).

When we were only halfway down the road, we couldn’t focus on the views and instead wanted just to finish as soon as possible so we could go down and drink some cool water from Onofrio’s Fountain. On our subsequent visits to the walls, we smartened up. The best times to look at Dubrovnik from above are early morning or evening. Not only because of lower temperature, but also the city is better illuminated then.

Avoid sightseeing at noon! Our first visit to the walls took place in the middle of the day when the temperature was at its peak. Moreover, we didn’t have a drop of water on us. That was an error! City Walls Workin g Hou rs 1 January – 28 February 10.00 am – 3.00 pm 1 March – 31 March 9.00 am – 3.00 pm 1 April – 31 May 9.00 am – 6.30 pm 1 June – 31 July 8.00 am – 7.30 pm 1 August – 15 September 8.00 am – 7.00 pm 15 September – 31 October 9.00 am – 6.00 pm 1 November – 31 December 9.00 am – 3.00 pm Price: The adult entrance: 150 HRK (visit to Fort Lovrjenac is included in the price), children (5–18): 50 HRK, children under 5: free ticket


Dubrovnik Sights

Inside the City Walls

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St Blaise Every part of Dubrovnik is a remarkable site, weather you are looking on it from above - from Srđ mountain, or you are wandering inside the city walls. Dubrovnik is a living monument, with Rector’s Palace, museums, Cathedral, Sponza Palace, St Blaise Church... The most important church in Dubrovnik and most beloved. St Blaise Church is built in the 18th century in honour of Dubrovnik’s patron saint. This church is one of the most beautiful sacral buildings in Dubrovnik. St Blaise has been honoured as the patron saint of Dubrovnik from the 10th century. Celebrated on 3 February, St Blaises Day is also the City of Dubrovnik Day.

The Ethnographic Museum

Rector’s Palace

The Ethnographic Museum is located in an old granary dating to the 16th century where it is possible to see just how much attention the residents of Dubrovnik gave to the storage of grain. The Dubrovnik Republic kept all the state reserves of wheat, barley and millet in deep silos called Rupe, carved out of stone and coated with a water-proof material that kept the grain at a temperature of 17°C. The permanent display in the ground floor of the building shows in situ the way grain was stored, while on the first and second floors the traditional economic activities and the rural architecture of the Dubrovnik surrounds are presented, together with holiday and festive dress, particular attention being drawn by one-of-a-kind items from the 19th century, with all the diversity of textile handicrafts in the Dubrovnik region. The permanent display in the ground floor of the building shows in situ the way grain was stored, while on the first and second floors the traditional economic activities and the rural architecture of the Dubrovnik surrounds are presented, together with holiday and festive dress, particular attention being drawn by one-of-a-kind items from the 19th century, with all the diversity of textile handicrafts in the Dubrovnik region.

The seat of the Rector of the glorious Dubrovnik Republic, a splendid 15th century GothicoRenaissance palace with beautiful front porch with carved capitals and an elegant atrium with baroque staircase. Seeting capacity is for 120 people. Today the palace houses the Historical Museum of Dubrovnik’s past. The permanent display is housed in the Rector’s Palace, and has been in part handled environmentally and most of all presents the artistic and historical heritage of the last period of the Dubrovnik Republic.

Working hours 9 am – 4 pm, on Tuesdays closed

Working hours in winter (3 November – 21 March): 9 am – 4 pm, every day Working hours in summer (22 March – 2 November): 9 am – 6 pm, every day


The Homeland War Museum The Homeland War Museum Dubrovnik, in the formative stage will be located in one wing of Fort Imperial on Mount Srđ, which is the symbol of the defence of Dubrovnik. The main themes include Dubrovnik in the Croatian War of Independence 1991 – 1995 and the history of Fort Imperial. The Homeland War in the Dubrovnik area was presented within the following themed units: The fall of the Dubrovnik Republic and history of Fort Imperial The Serbian-Montenegrin aggression in 1991 The days of victory – the liberation actions of the Croatian Army and the suffering of the people, civilian buildings and cultural monuments. The exhibits include: documents, art and documentary photographs, printed materials, weapons, mines and explosive devices, war maps, commands, parts of military equipment, objects from every-day life which belonged to the residents and defenders of Dubrovnik under the aggressors siege, authentic recordings and video material, reminiscences of the participants, the armed forces war flags, the original flag which waved on Srđ in 1991, mine fields maps, war log books, etc. A memorial plaque with the names of those who died defending Dubrovnik has been put up on Mount Srđ.

The Maritime Museum

In the Memorial Room of the killed Dubrovnik defenders at Sponza Palace you can see all the photographies of our beloved defenders who perished in the Croatian War of Independence.

The Maritime Museum is located on the First and Second Floors of Fort St. Johns fort (Sveti Ivan) and inside the fort is also charming Dubrovnik Aquarium. Throughout its history the Dubrovnik Republic based its economic success mostly on seaborne trade., thus the maritime museum is one odf the most important sights of our town. The Dubrovnik Republic was included in the leading navies in the maritime world of the time and Dubrovnik seafarers became world famous carriers among foreign parts of the world. The Maritime Museum was founded in 1949 at the initiative of the Academy of Sciences and Arts and since 1987 it was been a part of the Dubrovnik Museums. The museum systematically collects, studies, exhibits and publishes the museum material from the maritime past.

Working hours in winter: 10 am – 3 pm Working hours in summer (1 May – 31 October): 9 am – 9 pm

Working hours in winter (3 November – 21 March): 9 am – 4 pm, Mondays closed Working hours in summer (22 March – 2 November): 9 am – 6 pm, Mondays closed

Working hours in winter (3 November – 21 March): 8 am – 4 pm, every day Working hours in summer (22 March – 2 November): 8 am – 6 pm, every day

Memorial Room of Dubrovnik Defenders

The Sponza Palace Westwards from the Bell-Tower stands the exquisite Customs Palace Divona, called Sponza, built in Dubrovniks specific Gothic-Renaissance style. The Palace that also served as the mint and arsenal, was constructed in the 16th century according to the design of Paskoje Miličević. Built in a rectangular shape, it has a shady portico and atrium. The stonemason’s works were mainly performed by the Andrijić Brothers. The doors in the atrium and the first floor portico lead to the storages. The following inscription can be read on the main wall: FALLERE NOSTRAVETANT; ET FALL PONDERE: MEQVE PONDERO CVM MERCES PONDERAT IPSE DEUS (We are forbidden to cheat or falsify measures, and when I weigh goods, God himself is weighing them with me). Today the Sponza Palace houses the Dubrovnik Archives. 13


Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik

Most Famous Croatian Artworks

Housing some of the most famous works of the Croatian and Dubrovnik modern art, the MoMa Dubrovnik ranks high on the list of the not to miss places in Dubrovnik. The main building of the MoMA Dubrovnik is just a 5-minute walk away from the Old Town. It was designed by famous architect Lavoslav Horvat and his assistant Harold Bilinić and originally built as the private residence of the wealthy ship owner from Dubrovnik, Božo Banac. In 1948 it was converted into the museum spreading over three floors and containing nine rooms of the exhibition space. The permanent collection features numerous works of Croatian modern art, such as the artworks by the famous Croatian artist Vlaho Bukovac from

nearby Cavtat and Mato Celestin Medović from the Pelješac peninsula, alongside other contemporary art exhibitions. The second exhibition space is located within the City Walls, next to the Dubrovnik Cathedral. The Dulčić Masle Pulitika Gallery bears the name of three prominent Dubrovnik artists whose works are displayed on the first floor: three artists were connected by bonds of friendships and a common artistic affinity for the colourist and expressionist manner. The third exhibition space is located on the City Walls so as you do the tour, do not forget to pay a visit to the Pulitika Studio, the former private studio by the artist Đuro Pulitika that was converted into an exhibition space.


Mark your calendars / Exibitions and events in JULY and AUGUST at the Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik.

Moma Dubrovnik:

• June 9th – July 30th : Ljubo Ivančić: In the Praise of Painting • August 3rd - August 27th : Srđan Vukčević: Les Grandes Plages • August 19th – Sathurday, 9 p.m.: Srđan Depolo: French Chanson Concert • July 28th, Friday, 9 p.m.: Book Presentation ‘Ljubo Ivančić, In the Praise of Painting’ by Zvonko Maković v Dulcic ' Masle Pulitika Gallery

• June 16th – July 30th: Zenaida Bandur (1885.-1946.) • August 8th – September 3rd : Stanko Herceg • Wednesday and Saturday at 12 noon (during the month of July except I 22nd, 26th and 29th of July): Musical Matinees, Pictures at an Exibition

Address: MoMA Dubrovnik: Frana Supila 23 Street Dulčić Masle Pulitika Gallery: Poljana Marina Držića 1 Pulitika Studio: Fort of St. John Working hours: Tue – Sun: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. *Closed on Mondays (Pulitika Studio: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) Website: www.ugdubrovnik.hr Follow us on Facebook Umjetnička galerija Dubrovnik / Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik


House of Marin Držić

The Greatest Croatian Playwright of All Time

Marin Držić is the greatest Croatian playwright of all time, one of the most eminent Croatian writers in history, as well as one of the key authors of the European Renaissance comedy. He was born in Dubrovnik in 1508. He lived partly in Italy, partly in his hometown, and mostly somewhere in between, traveling around Europe, from Vienna to Constantinople. He died in Venice in 1567, where he was buried in the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, better known as San Zanipolo. He died when Shakespeare was three years old. Molière was born a whole century after him. A century and a half passed from his death until the appearance of Carlo Goldoni. The House of Marin Držić, institution in culture of the City of Dubrovnik, was founded in 1989 and has been dedicated to the life and work of this great Croatian playwright. It is located adjacent to the Domino Church in a building erected after the earthquake in 1667, partly on the site of the destroyed house and previous All Saints Church, in which Držić was a rector in accordance to family law. The permanent exhibition of the House was conceived as a place of memory of this Dubrovnik Renaissance writer who, due to his multiple journeys – mainly to Italy and then to Vienna and Istanbul – was close to the European cultural heritage, but his whole literary work was based on the tradition of the city-state he originated from. v

Staged Drzic'

The toponyms of Marin Držić’s life are here interpreted by different techniques: years from his biography (1508 – 1567) are marked at the staircase; family and genealogical tree; Držić’s conspiratorial letters; reconstructions of object collections made on the basis of Držić’s promissory note; references to the author’s theater characters through costumes – all that in an attempt to transform the place where Držić had passed some of his time to a place of inspiration for the visitors of the House. Apart from theater programs, posters and photographs based on Držić’s works, the museum collection of the House of Marin Držić is comprised of portraits of contemporary painters, small format

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sculptures and objects of applied arts. The activities of the House of Marin Držić are as follows: collection, studying and further enrichment of theater material; presentation of the collected theater documents, posters, programs and photographs of the staged Držić’s plays in Croatia and around the world; technical and scientific analysis and systematization of the collection of the theater and museum documents regarding Marin Držić’s life and work; permanent protection of theater material and documentation, their direct and indirect presentation to the public by means of permanent and occasional exhibitions; publication of data and findings on theater material and documentation by means of technical, scientific and various other programs concerning the business activity; managing the technical library; publishing; and managing the museum gift shop.

series of diverse programs By presenting its own holdings (permanent collection) and the new content (exhibition program) in order to develop museum activities and present artistic creativity related to the life and work of Marin Držić, the House of Marin Držić is a place where visual props and texts help visitors to learn about the importance of this Renaissance writer, and through its educational programs it pays special attention to the pedagogical activities and the importance of education through experiential learning. In 2017, the House of Marin Držić will be presenting a series of diverse programs to mark the 450th anniversary of the death of the most famous Croatian playwright Marin Držić (1567–2017), thus pointing out the fact that this is a unique opportunity to successfully fulfill the vision and mission of this cultural institution in the City of Dubrovnik. The House of Marin Držić aims to become a science and research center for studying the life and work of the greatest Croatian playwright Marin Držić, a kind of monument to the greatest Croatian playwright Marin Držić, a place where every visitor of the House of Marin Držić can go back in time to the Renaissance and feel the atmosphere in Dubrovnik in that era. Source: House of Marin Držić


Dubrovnik Natural History Museum

Collections of Algae, Birds, Butterflies, Reptiles, Fish... Dubrovnik Natural History museum holdings consists of following collection: collection of algae, the collection of reptiles and amphibians, the collection of molluscs, the collection of minerals and rocks, the collection of birds, the collection of fish, the collection of mammals, the collection of bird eggs and the collection of insects. The collections contain the critically endangered species and the first records for the Adriatic Sea (for example the leatherback turtle, Dermochelys coriacea).

Two indigenous species of fresh water turtle live in the Republic of Croatia: the Balkan pond turtle or Mauremys rivulata and Emys orbicularis, the European pond turtle. Both of them are strictly protected by the Nature Protection Law, while the Balkan pond turtle has the status of endangered species.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

To the Honour of the City

Lepidoptera

The exhibition To the Honour of the City shows the history of the Museum itself in the period between 1860 and 1918, in other words, the time of the foundation of the Museum and the work of two very prominent personalities, Antun Drobac and Baldo Kosić.

The order of butterflies and moths, with its more than 120,000 described species, is one of the biggest on Earth. Every one of the known species of butterfly or moth differs from all other species by the unique features of its life cycle, ecology or genetics. The moth and butterfly fauna of the county is very rich in all groups of the order.

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The Balkan pond turtle

Murmur of the Seas

The exhibition presents a group of maritime invertebrates – bivalves, snails and cephalopods. The name of the exhibition is inspired by the sound Let’s Dive presents the photographs of submarine of waves, the murmur of the seas, ‘captured inside photographer Dalibor Andres, a diver who has them’ they transmit when they are held close to combined his love for the sea and the underwater the ear. world with his favourite hobby, photography.

Let’s Dive

Under Pressure The adaptations made by deep sea organisms to low temperature, limited availability of food, high pressure, reduced oxygen concentration and absence of light were the inspiration for the title of the exhibition. The appearance of the set-up is linked with the big hit for Queen ‘Under Pressure’, which indeed makes this exhibition different and unique. Visitors can see museum objects of fish that in their natural surroundings live at depths of more

Fish of the Dubrovnik Region

The exhibition presents about 70 species that are to be found in the waters around Dubrovnik, whether they are common like the mullet or rare like the porbeagle shark. EDUCATION Workshops include various activities: going out into nature, teaching in the field, work with laboratory equipment and expression in all artistic techniques.


history The history of Dubrovnik natural history museum opened to public in 2009., dates back to 1872. In 1872. Museo Patrio was established and based on a private collection by pharmacist and ship owner Antun Drobac. The most intense period of expanding the museum’s collection was during the period between 1882. and 1917. when famous Dubrovnik naturalist Baldo Kosić acquired 1117 specimens.

GENERAL INFORMATION Summer opening hours (June 1 – October 31) Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm The Museum is closed on Sundays Entrance prices Adult single: 120 HRK In a group (of 10 or more): 100 HRK Schoolchildren and students: 25 HRK


To Be Continued...

Celebrities Who Love Dubrovnik

For decades, even centuries, Dubrovnik is adored by celebrities from all around the world. From kings and queens, world leaders and politicians, to sports people, actors, models, bloggers... Some of them come incognito and some of them like to ‘spread the news’ and brag about it on social networks. One upon a time, when King Richard the Lionheart wandered around Dubrovnik (oh, yes, he did!) there were no social networks, but the legend still goes on. Over the centuries royalty visited our city, and not only crowned heads... Prince Edward and Wallis Simpson came to visit, prince Charles also, just like Norwegian royal couple King Harald and Queen Sofia or Japanese prince Akishino and princess Kiko, who were thrilled by our city and its surroundings. Caroline of Monaco, the Prince of Hanover, the King of Jordan, the Prince of Oman and enormously rich sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said enjoyed their stay in Dubrovnik as well. And what about movie stars? Especially the greatest ones? In the sixties, Elisabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s romantic getaway was our town! Sophia

Loren visited us as well. Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Richard Gere, Nick Nolte and Tom Cruise... The list is long.

All the way to the top Celebrites, musicians, athletes... Every year, especially during the summer time, Stradun hears the most amazing stories and sees worldwide known people. If we tell you that Kevin Spacey and John Malkovich visited, would you believe us? Malkovich, as well as legendary James Bond sir Roger Moore, were respected guests of the Chamber Music Festival Julian Rachlin & Friends, and Spacey was a participant of the Dubrovnik Film Meeting. Fashion guru Valentino visited Dubrovnik for many years, and our city is one of his favorite sailing destinations. Giorgio Armani as well. Many models visited us too – the recent visit was the one from Josephine Skriver, the Victoria’s Secret Angel. Let’s go all the way to the top – Bono Vox and the rest of U2 enjoyed our coast, especially Cavtat! Eva


Longoria paid a visit, as well as Beyonce and Jay Z. Eve Hewson and Taron Egerson kissed in Dubrovnik in 2017 as Robin and Marianne during the filming of Robin Hood: Origins.

Who caused the comotion? Legendary Morgan Freeman and Tina Turner caused the comotion when they visited, as well as Bon Jovi, Ivanka Trump, Bernie Eccelstone... Nikki Hilton partied here, and Bryan Ferry performed on Stradun... Gerard Depardieu, Daniel Day Lewis, Mickey Rourke, Owen Wilson... The list, yes, goes on with Nick Nolte and Jeremy Irons. Let’s switch a bit on sports celebrities: almost every Croatian football star was in Dubrovnik, but international stars as well, from John Terry to Sami Khedira, Pep Guardiola, Andy Carroll and Marcelo. Let’s not forget other amazing sport stars, such as John McEnroe, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Bob Sapp. The list of celebrities cannot be done without turning back to Hollywood stars, singers, musicians, actors, directors and some politicians.

To seek the paradise A long long time ago, Gorbachov visited Dubrovnik, Vaclav Havel also. Roman Abramovich, Paul Getty, Bill Gates, were all the visitors of our city, impressed by its beauty and culture. Who loves the culture more than artists, such as Stefan Milenkovich,

Ivo Pogorelich, Francis Ford Coppola, Jiří Menzel, Andrea Bocelli, Inva Mula, Gloria Gaynor? George R. R. Martin visited us before the explosion of popularity... Woody Harrelson, Jamie Dornan and Jamie Foxx were an attraction during their stay, especially two Jamies who filmed here. Bjӧrk, Judi Dench, Monica Bellucci, Woody Harrelson, Tony Parker, Bill Gates, Steven Spieldberg, Goldie Hawn,... Let’s not forget Cristopher Walken, Richard Gere, Tom Cruise, Snoop Dogg, Armand Assante, fashion photographer Mario Testino, Michael Weatherly, they were all our guests, as well as Wallis Simpson, Michael Palin, Edward King, Dick Chaney, Queen Elisabeta, Queen Rania of Jordan, and many more royal guests. One of the most important guest was late Pope John Paul II, to whom was dedicated statue and he is an honorary citizen of Dubrovnik. Let’s not forger our stars who made a great career outside the borders of our country – 2Cellos, Goran Višnjić, Nina Morić... Although we didn’t manage to include all celebrities, we will conclude this list with the words of one visitor as well, Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw: ‘Those who seek Earthly paradise should come and see Dubrovnik.’


Iris Lobaš Kukavičić

Meet the Artist

Iris Lobaš Kukavičić is one of the most popular and most recognizable artists of Dubrovnik. Her work is unique and inspirational, vivid and breathtaking. Her latest exhibition, named simply ‘Ten meetings’ depicts the scenes of Jesus and Mary, but in an rarely seen way, putting the new light on the sacral art. As her mentor said, Iris ‘penetrates the lively tissue, the surface of the picture’, making her art alive. This is not the first time Iris did something extraordinary and fascinating. In 2002. she did the ‘Game and Games’ cycle, and one part of this cycle, ‘Water Polo Players’ now adorns the brand new Airport terminal of Dubrovnik.

‘Water Polo Players’

one of artist’s most important works.

The Most Important Works Iris collaborates with our print newspaper DuList very year, creating the statues named ‘The Positive of the Year’, for the reward of the same name for the most positive person in Dubrovnik, chosen by DuList readers. Some of her most important works are three sculptures set out in the outer space: ‘The Next Figure’, Hartmann’s administrative building, Copenhagen, Denmark, ‘The Group of Sculptures’ set in factory environment of Hartmann-Bilokalnik, Koprivnica, and ‘Plesačica’ (The Dancer), set in front of the Aquarius Club in Zagreb.

The reason can be found in the year 2016, when Water Polo Club Jug CO from Dubrovnik won five Artist and Professor trophies. Dubrovnik Airport decided, as a proud sponsor to mark it by placing an art installation Iris had more than twenty independent exhibitions ‘Water Polo Players’ in the new Terminal C. The art and continues to work every day, either as an artist installation consists of seven figures suspended in or as a professor on the University of Dubrovnik on the airfield in a way to simulate the match and is the Department of Art and Restoration.


An Island With a Secret

The natural environment of Lokrum reveals to us the beautiful contrast between its dark caves and its eternal green forests. But many questions arise concerning why Lokrum possesses such a wealth of preserved nature. The secret lies in a relationship between man and nature that dates from ancient times. The earliest written records mentioning Lokrum appeared in the year 1023, when the Benedictine monks became owners of the island. The origin of the name itself comes from the Latin word ACRUMEN, a collective name for citrus fruits and oranges.

A must-see is the lake ‘Dead Sea’ – a small salt water lake connected to the open sea on the east side of the island. However, there are plenty of beaches for every visitor to take a swim. Signs are posted throughout the island so there is no danger of getting lost. One more pleasure is provided on every beach – a fresh-water showerfor those who like to freshen up before leaving Lokrum.

Rich flora and fauna

For the Brave

Lakes and Beaches

Lokrum

the peacocks brought by Maximillian 150 years ago from the Canary Islands.

Surrounded by the sea from all sides, Lokrum Another natural attractionof this islet is the Purple providesthe perfect ecological conditions for the Cave, which gets its name from the purple seaweed development of diverse fauna, not only on land but that covers the rocks. This place is little known to also in the sea. It is interesting to mention that the tourists and even to the residents of Dubrovnik island is home to 156 bird species from 43 different because it’s hidden at the far end of the island. It bird families. However, the pride of Lokrum from can only be reached by boat or by the path which its beginnings to the present day has remained also leads to the nudist beach.


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Celebrities Who Love Dubrovnik

For decades, even centuries, Dubrovnik is adored by celebrities from all around the world. From kings and queens, world leaders and politicians, to sports people, actors, models, bloggers... Some of them come incognito and some of them like to ‘spread the news’ and brag about it on social networks. One upon a time, when King Richard the Lionheart wandered around Dubrovnik (oh, yes, he did!) there were no social networks, but the legend still goes on. Over the centuries royalty visited our city, and not only crowned heads... Prince Edward and Wallis Simpson came to visit, prince Charles also, just like Norwegian royal couple King Harald and Queen Sofia or Japanese prince Akishino and princess Kiko, who were thrilled by our city and its surroundings. Caroline of Monaco, the Prince of Hanover, the King of Jordan, the Prince of Oman and enormously rich sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said enjoyed their stay in Dubrovnik as well. And what about movie stars? Especially the greatest ones? In the sixties, Elisabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s romantic getaway was our town! Sophia

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Loren visited us as well. Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Richard Gere, Nick Nolte and Tom Cruise... The list is long.

All the way to the top Celebrites, musicians, athletes... Every year, especially during the summer time, Stradun hears the most amazing stories and sees worldwide known people. If we tell you that Kevin Spacey and John Malkovich visited, would you believe us? Malkovich, as well as legendary James Bond sir Roger Moore, were respected guests of the Chamber Music Festival Julian Rachlin & Friends, and Spacey was a participant of the Dubrovnik Film Meeting. Fashion guru Valentino visited Dubrovnik for many years, and our city is one of his favorite sailing destinations. Giorgio Armani as well. Many models visited us too – the recent visit was the one from Josephine Skriver, the Victoria’s Secret Angel. Let’s go all the way to the top – Bono Vox and the rest of U2 enjoyed our coast, especially Cavtat! Eva


Longoria paid a visit, as well as Beyonce and Jay Z. Eve Hewson and Taron Egerson kissed in Dubrovnik in 2017 as Robin and Marianne during the filming of Robin Hood: Origins.

Who caused the comotion? Legendary Morgan Freeman and Tina Turner caused the comotion when they visited, as well as Bon Jovi, Ivanka Trump, Bernie Eccelstone... Nikki Hilton partied here, and Bryan Ferry performed on Stradun... Gerard Depardieu, Daniel Day Lewis, Mickey Rourke, Owen Wilson... The list, yes, goes on with Nick Nolte and Jeremy Irons. Let’s switch a bit on sports celebrities: almost every Croatian football star was in Dubrovnik, but international stars as well, from John Terry to Sami Khedira, Pep Guardiola, Andy Carroll and Marcelo. Let’s not forget other amazing sport stars, such as John McEnroe, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Bob Sapp. The list of celebrities cannot be done without turning back to Hollywood stars, singers, musicians, actors, directors and some politicians.

To seek the paradise

Ivo Pogorelich, Francis Ford Coppola, Jiří Menzel, Andrea Bocelli, Inva Mula, Gloria Gaynor? George R. R. Martin visited us before the explosion of popularity... Woody Harrelson, Jamie Dornan and Jamie Foxx were an attraction during their stay, especially two Jamies who filmed here. Bjӧrk, Judi Dench, Monica Bellucci, Woody Harrelson, Tony Parker, Bill Gates, Steven Spieldberg, Goldie Hawn,... Let’s not forget Cristopher Walken, Richard Gere, Tom Cruise, Snoop Dogg, Armand Assante, fashion photographer Mario Testino, Michael Weatherly, they were all our guests, as well as Wallis Simpson, Michael Palin, Edward King, Dick Chaney, Queen Elisabeta, Queen Rania of Jordan, and many more royal guests. One of the most important guest was late Pope John Paul II, to whom was dedicated statue and he is an honorary citizen of Dubrovnik. Let’s not forger our stars who made a great career outside the borders of our country – 2Cellos, Goran Višnjić, Nina Morić... Although we didn’t manage to include all celebrities, we will conclude this list with the words of one visitor as well, Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw: ‘Those who seek Earthly paradise should come and see Dubrovnik.’

A long long time ago, Gorbachov visited Dubrovnik, Vaclav Havel also. Roman Abramovich, Paul Getty, Bill Gates, were all the visitors of our city, impressed by its beauty and culture. Who loves the culture more than artists, such as Stefan Milenkovich,

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Dubrovnik Beaches

Places to Enjoy

Dubrovnik and its surroundings are famous for crystal clean sea and a great variety of different style beaches. Whether you are a lover of sand or rocky beaches, one thing is for sure they will suit you perfectly. We picked up top five different beaches for you to enjoy...

Pasjacav in Konavle Off the beaten path in Konavle is a village named Popovići. Similar to many other villages in the area, it has one striking difference: its beach. Pasjača beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful and breathtaking beaches in the Dubrovnik area, difficult to get to, it rewards each visitor with crystal blue sea and jaw dropping beauty.

Dancev near the Old Town If you are about to travel to Dubrovnik with your furry friend, find out which beach you should go to. Danče is a nice stone beach with a view of the open sea and the Miramar bay. Like everywhere in Dubrovnik the water on Dance is wonderfully blue and clean. Dog friendly ‘part of the coast’ is more of an open beach, which is perfect for people with dogs. But it is not suitable for families with kids. Danče beach is one of the oldest beaches in Dubrovnik. Above the beach there is the church and monastery of St Mary.


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Hawaii in Orasac We have Hawaii too – just 12 km North of Dubrovnik, in the picturesque little village Orašac. If you are driving from Dubrovnik then the turning is on your left near the bus stop. The beach offers coffee in the charming little café. The beach is made up of small stones, but is easy to enter the water. The sea is clear and very clean, and the beach is facing the sun throughout the whole day, but it never gets overcrowded!

Mandracv in Lapad Bay Another charming hotspot for everyone is Mandrač in Lapad, sandy and easy to get there. The beach is relatively new, made within a few years, a perfect place to rest with your family and loved ones. There is also concrete part of the beach, and the corner for the children with swings and sanders. There is also free WIFI and parking, as well as the elevator for people with disabilities.

Sveti Jakov near Old Town Sveti Jakov or St. James is one of the most popular beaches around our town. It is one solitude spot in a high rising cove beneath the beautiful church and abbey of Sveti Jakov. It is a pebble and sandy beach with an amazing view on Dubrovnik and the Lokrum island – a truly unique experience. The beach also has many outdoor activity offers, such as jet ski rent, volleyball... Or you can simply enjoy resting under the warm Mediterranean sun or have a sip of your favourite drink in the shade of a lovely beach bar.


Du The Tour

About Dubrovnik in a Fun and Interesting Way

Explore Dubrovnik with Du the tour, they will help you make the best of your stay and see as much as possible. The information that guides give you are not available at Google or Wikipedia, which is an added value to your stay in Dubrovnik.

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Game of Thrones tour

Dubrovnik highlights walking tour

Explore what Game of Thrones looks like in real life and also learn about similarities from Dubrovnik’s real history with the TV series. • Languages and departure time: English 10 am, 12:30 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm, German 12 (noon), Spanish 2 pm • Meeting point: Pile Square, by Amerling great fountain • Duration: Up to 2h • Price: 150 hrk per person

Learn a bit more about this part of the world and see that even history can be amusing and exciting. • Languages and departure time: English 10 am, 5:30 pm and 8 pm, German 10 am and 6 pm, Spanish 12 (noon) • Meeting point: Pile Square, by Amerling great fountain • Duration: Up to 1,5h • Price: 100 hrk per person *Book in advance and get 15 % discount Location: Dubrovnik Address: Čubranovićeva 12, 20 000 Dubrovnik email: info@dubrovnikprivate.tours Webpage: www.dubrovnikprivate.tour Reservations: +385 98 936 7543 /+385 98 163 3763 / +385 98 947 1912 Working hours: 8 am to 8 pm Payment: Cash, PayPal


For all of you in love with the sea and fishing, Extreme fishing and big game fishing, organized by Bota Company, is perfect experience. Besides short halfday fishing trips, Bota also organizes all-day fishing, multi-day fishing and yacht tracking (following yachts and fishing when agreed). They set off from Dubrovnik, Cavtat, the Elaphite Islands and PeljeĹĄac. In addition to standard all-day fishing, Bota can organize multi-day fishing and offers departures from other locations on the Adriatic coast. There is also room for two persons to sleep on the boat. Everybody can join, both beginners and professionals. Boat Luhrs 29 Tournament (9.5 m), fully equipped for big game fishing, specializing in drifting and hunting tuna, swordfish and sharks, and suitably equipped for trolling smaller species of tuna and little tunny with nine or more rods. Fishing from this boat provides direct contact with the sea and fish, and each team member can actively participate in extreme fishing. Capt. Igor, a charming gentleman, has more than twenty years of experience on fishing vessels, and he also has won dozens of medals in professional big fish competitions. The usual departure is at 9 a.m., returning at 5 p.m. On the boat one gets everything needed for

Extreme Fishing

Unforgettable Experience

Extreme Fishing: an experienced two-member crew, fuel, lunch, beverages, bait and tools. The crew is happy to instruct you and share the secrets of this unique fishing method. Join Extreme Fishing team and enjoy this exciting and unforgettable experience! Max. number of guests: 4

Contact:

Email: pero.sare@gmail.com Webpage: www.bota-sare.hr Reservations: +385 91 1754 484

The rate for all-day fishing is â‚Ź 1,000 (VAT not included).


Traditional Ship Karaka

The Best Way to Explore Dubrovnik Coast

Sail into the 16th century and immerse yourself in on a truly unique cruise or sailing trip, snap some history with this magnificent replica of a traditional striking photographs, eat delicious food or simply ‘Karaka’ ship from the era of the Republic of have fun ‘the old-fashioned way’. Dubrovnik. We offer the best sailing and cruising The Karaka offers all kinds of catering services and experiences around! represents a valuable addition to Dubrovnik’s offer The Karaka is a five-star ship that is equipped with of conference facilities. It is ideal for incentive everything you may possibly need, and thus is the programmes (whether by day or by night), wedding perfect choice for anybody who wants to embark ceremonies, themed cruise events, celebrations and many more. This is a truly unique way of exploring the Adriatic coast. This is the only real way to cruise around Dubrovnik and its surrounding islands, and all that is missing is – YOU! Location: Dubrovnik email: info@karakatravel.hr, booking@karaka.info Webpage: www.karaka.info, www.karakatravel.hr Reservations: Tel: + 385 91 3496 410, Tel + 385 91 2849 156 Payment: Cash, credit cards


X-ADVENTURE sea kayaking will reveal you the hidden beauties of Dubrovnik and the Adriatic sea and nable you to feel like at home, using advantage that the owners are rare locals doing this job. You can book different tours such as sea kayaking half day tour, sunset tour where more than half a way you will be paddling towards the sunset, enjoying its special moments or you can choose a Game of Thrones

kayaking tour and dive into the amazing world of Game of Thrones. However, if you want to get away from the other people and have some quality time spent in privacy, alone or with somebody you can just rent a kayak and explore our beautiful coast by yourself. X-ADVENTURE offers you a wonderful opportunity to create a long lasting memories. Join them and taste the adventure. Location: Dubrovnik Address: Od Tabakarije 1, 20 000 Dubrovnik email: info@kayak-dubrovnik.com Webpage: kayak-dubrovnik.com Reservations: +385 91 786 0755 Payment: Cash

X-Adventure Sea Kayaking

Vacation With a Bit of Adrenaline


Dubrovnik Classic Wooden Boat

Old Hollywood Glamour and Style

If you crave the finer things in life, seek a little adventure and relish in feeling special, then come enjoy a piece of Old Hollywood glamour and style. Gospar is a classic mahogany speedboat like the ones one might find in the canals of Venice, on the French Riviera or moored outside George Clooney’s mansion at Lake Como. Location: Dubrovnik email: marojica.stanic@gmail.com Webpage: www.dubrovnikdreamboat.com Reservations: Tel: + 385 99 770 5451 +385 98 704 988 Payment: Cash, credit cards

Gospar is truly unique, the only cruise of its calibre on the Dubrovnik Neretva coast representing the perfect blend of adrenaline, adventure and luxury. Gospar has been built by Croatia’s finest craftsmen. All components are carefully selected in order to guarantee luxurious satisfaction and the ultimate unforgettable experience. Its elegant looks but yet roaring sounds make it a perfect combination for pleasure. Enjoy beautiful cruises and tours such as Game of thrones tour, Island hopping, Best of Dubrovnik tour, Need for speed tour, Touch of elegance tour, Family fun tour, Diamond sunset cruise or book Gospar for your wedding transfer. Gospar is the only one of its kind in Dubrovnik and it truly does attract admiration and attention.


Florio Car Dubrovnik is a company that provides various transportation and tours in the Dubrovnik & Region for 16 years. They started from a small business as a transportation company. Since then, thanks to passion and love for their job they give customers the best service available. Their focus is to promote territories of this region, to allow you to discover the culture, the art, the history of our land. Florio Car operate all services in luxurious vehicles such as cars, vans, minibuses, Grand Touring coaches and boats with highly professional, licensed English speaking drivers and local guides providing comfort, safety, accuracy and availability. In addition to transfers to and from all major airports and cruise ports they are specialized in private tours to beautiful places along the Croatia, Montenegro,

Location: Dubrovnik email: florio@hi.t-com.hr Webpage: www.dubrovnikcars.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ floriodubrovnik/ Reservations: Tel: + 385 98 526 671 Office hours: Monday – Friday from 8 am to 4 pm Payment: Cash, credit cards ID: HR-AB-20–060274011

Florio Car Dubrovnik

Luxurious and Highly Professional Transfer Service

Bosnia and Herzegovina or you can choose different flexible packages. They are available 24 hours & 365 days at your service. Just send your request and Florio car will provide best service that you need.


Hotel Lero

Mediterranean Charm for a Perfect Vacation

equipment and perfect panorama are reasons enough to choose hotel Lero for unforgettable wedding moments or tailor-made business events. Piano Bar is located at the hotel’s very entrance. On Hotel Lero, recognizable for its decades-old tradition is one side it offers a view of the sea and the sunset in the favourite destination of many guests in the wider the evening hours, and on the other side it offers a view Dubrovnik area. With its enviable location by the sea of the azure colour of the hotel pool. Piano Bar is a and very near the ancient core of Dubrovnik, its rich Bistro & Café combination ideal for enjoyment and history and a remarkable reputation, discrete elegance relaxing with a wide selection of warm drinks and daily and Mediterranean charm, Hotel Lero in Dubrovnik is newspapers. In the evening it becomes a cocktail & certainly a cult site. lounge bar where you can choose among our offer of The hotel’s ideal location is favourable for the many cocktails and wines by the glass in a pleasant company tourists and business guests who visit Dubrovnik. The as an excellent ending to your day. staff’s impeccable service is evident from all the hotel’s activities and facilities. The interior design, sophisticated Location: Dubrovnik, 1.7 km distance from the Old Town Address: Iva Vojnovića 14, 20 000 Dubrovnik email: sales@hotel-lero.hr booking@hotel-lero.hr Webpage: www.hotel-lero.hr Reservations: +385 20 341 333 Payment: Cash, credit cards

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Hotel Cavtat

Charming Hotel With a Breathtaking View

Hotel Cavtat is a small, friendly hotel, a perfect choice for those who want to experience an authentic Croatian hospitality combined with high service standards and quality. It is set in a quiet location across the road from the bay, at the very centre of the charming resort town of Cavtat, close to shops and restaurants. Hotel has 131 bedrooms. Rooms are equipped with nice comfortable furniture, bathroom with shower, SAT TV, telephone, hairdryer, safety deposit box, free Wi-Fi, fridge and air-conditioning. Hotel has main restaurant that serves full hot buffet breakfast and board dinner and Bar Restaurant Cenzura that serves snacks, a la carte dishes and all the beautiful terrace by the sea and offers a unique kinds of drinks. Bar Restaurant Cenzura is located at calm atmosphere where you can find the time for yourself from morning until the late night. It is a place where you can enjoy your morning coffee, find a locals, have a good brunch in lovely company, watch a memorable sunset drinking a cocktail and taste great ingredients and modern cooking to create a memorable dining experience. Pool bar is opened from May to October, offers all kinds of cold drinks, beverages and good variety of snacks. Experience leisure, rest and full relaxation during your stay, friendly staff will make sure you will want to come back years to come. Location: Cavtat Address: Tiha 8, 20210 Cavtat, Croatia email: sales@hotel-cavtat.hr, reservations@hotel-cavtat.hr Webpage: www.hotel-cavtat.hr Reservations: +385 20 202 000 Payment: Cash, Credit cards


Taste the Tradition

Let’s Cook a' la Dubrovnik!

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Sporki makaruli (Dirty Macaroni)

Zelena Menestra (Green Stew)

Šporki makaruli, or dirty macaroni, is a traditional dish in Dubrovnik often served on the feast day of the City’s patron saint, St. Blaise. The dish dates back to the days of aristocracy in Dubrovnik when the wealthy would, after having eaten all the best meat for, mix the remaining meat sauce with macaroni for their servants on feast days and at celebrations. Simple to make and more importantly tasty to eat the dish is ever popular.

Zelena menestra or green stew, is a traditional Dubrovnik dish that is mentioned in writings as far back as 1480. Though many variations exist in all the regions of Dubrovnik-Neretva county, the dish is traced back to the Konavle area where each year a zelena menestra cooking competition is held as part of the Scents of Christmas manifestation is held with teams competing for the best interpretation.

Ingredients: piced beef (or veal) 800 g, pork fat 100 g, onions (choppped) 500 g, boiled tinned tomatoes 40 g, red wine, parsley 25, cinnamon, bay, macaroni pasta 500 g, cheese (goats cheese or parmesan) 500 g, pepper, salt.

Preparation: fry chopped onions in hot pork fat. When onions soften and become glassy add diced beef. Simmer until the liquid from the meat evaporates completely. Add the boiled tinned tomatoes and stew briefly. Add a splash of red wine and hot water and simmer without covering, stir occasionally. Add the chopped parsley and garlic, cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves, pepper and salt. Continue to simmer slowly for about two hours, depending on the quality and quantity of the meat, adding some hot water occasionally. Wash the boiled and strained macaroni lightly in lukewarm water, strain thoroughly, poor over melted pork fat, stir and mix with the meat stew. Leave for ten to fifteen minutes so that the ingredients blend well. When served, sprinkle with grated goat cheese or parmesan.

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Ingredients: 1 kg smoked ham hock, 0,50 kg Bacon (home-smoked), 0,60 kg sausages (home-made), 0,80 kg cabbage (green-raštan), 0,50 kg kale (verza), 0,65 kg cabbage (white,head), 1 kg potatoes, 0,15 olive oil (olive), 0,02 kg salt Preparation: wash the ham hock in warm water and scrape if needed (smoked surface). Put in lukewarm water and cook. After the meat is half cooked, add the sausages and bacon. The softer pieces of cooked meat are removed so they don’t fall apart. Wash the green cabbage (raštan). Cut the washed kale and head of white cabbage in to thick slabs. Each vegetable is blanched for a short time, removed and drained. The potatoes are cleaned, washed, cut in four and cooked in the strained stock from the cooked meat. Salt to taste. When the stock boils, add olive oil, and then add all the blanched vegetables. Be careful not to overcook the vegetables. Remove the cooked meat from the bones, and cut into serving pieces. Place the cut meat over the vegetables and cook all together for a short while on low heat. Remove from heat and keep covered for a half an hour. Pile up the vegetables in a serving dish, with all the meat. Each guest should be served the vegetables together with a portion of each variety of meat. Stock is poured over the dish prior to serving.


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Pasticada (Dalmatian Beef Stew)

Musule na buzaru (Mussels Buzara)

Pašticada is a traditional Dalmatian meal, a beef stew which is served on solemn or festive occasions like a wedding or receiving a larger number of guests.

Buzara is Croatian way of cooking mussels with only few simple ingredients. This easy mussels recipe is popular along the Dalmatian coast.

Ingredients: 1,5–2 kg beef round, 5 garlic cloves, sliced, 100 g bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, wine vinegar, 1 tbsp lard, 1/2 cup olive oil, 3 large onions, quartered, 2 carrots, 1 celery root, quartered, 1 tsp flour, 4 cloves, 2 tbsp tomato purée, 100 ml prošek, 1 tsp sugar, 1/2 cup red wine, 3 lemon slices, 3 prunes, salt, pepper.

Ingredients: 2 kg mussels, cleaned, 100–200 ml olive oil, 4 cloves garlic, chopped, 100–200 ml white wine, parsley, chopped, breadcrumbs, pepper.

Preparation: pierce the meat with a sharp pointed knife at random and insert slivers of garlic and pieces of bacon in. Place the beef into a pan; cover with vinegar and leave it overnight. Remove meat from vinegar. Season it with salt and pepper. Put in a roasting dish together with olive oil, lard, onions, celery root and carrots. Cover and roast for 45 minutes. Take out of the oven. Take the meat out of the sauce. Purée the vegetables with roast dripping. Add flour, cloves, tomato purée, prošek, sugar, red wine, lemon slices and prunes. You can also add some vinegar, if you like. Cut the meat into 1 cm thick slices, and put back into the sauce. Cook until meat is tender. Serve with potato gnocchi. Sprinkle with some grated parmesan cheese when serving.

Preparation: heat olive oil in a large black enamel pot. Sauté garlic. Add mussels and cook for a couple of minutes. Season with pepper. Add wine. Boil slowly for about 10 minutes. Add parsley. If sauce is too thin, thicken it with breadcrumbs.


Absolute Wine & Food

Absolutely Fabulous

Absolute wine & food is a restaurant in Old Town where guests can experience the spectacular signature dishes served with fabulous wines. Beside the excellent Mediterranean cuisine at the Restaurant Absolute they serve international cuisine meals such as Teriyaki Chicken, Tempura, Rib eye steak and Vegetarian and Vegan friendly food. The seasonal, innovative menu is for sure a one-of-a-kind culinary experience.

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Location: Dubrovnik, Old Town Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian and Vegan Friendly, Gluten Free Options Address: Prijeko 30, 20 000 Dubrovnik email: absolute.rudenjak@gmail.com Webpage: facebook.com/absolutewineandfood Reservations: +385 91 1422 349 Working hours: 10 am to 1 am Payment: Cash, credit cards


Lanii invites you to share food and friendship in newly renovated restaurant. With a tradition since 1929., Lanii offers intimate and deluxe interior with a professional service. This is a perfect location for a family gathers and celebrations, and also for a romantic and intimate dinners. The comforting aroma of homemade pastas, fresh salads, expertly prepared seafood and meat dishes greet guests at Lanii’s. Chef’s modern twist on classic Mediterranean recipes provides the inspiration for our savory menu. Lanii’s staff are there for every guest, and can help you to choose the perfect wine to match the complex flavors of your favorite entrées, or to get the evening started. Homemade desserts and fine aperitifs are the ideal complement to a fine meal and great conversation.

Location: Dubrovnik, Old Town Cuisine: Sea food, Mediterranean Address: Prijeko 15, 20 000 Dubrovnik email: absolute.rudenjak@gmail.com Webpage: facebook.com/laniidubrovnik Reservations: +385 91 1422 349 Working hours: 10 am to 2 am Payment: Cash, credit cards

Lanii Restaurant

Romantic Dinner on Prijeko Street

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Blidinje Tavern

A Little Place For a Great Gastronomic Delight!

If you ask anyone about Tavern Blidinje you’ll hear the story about a restaurant located on the Lapad coast a place with a beautiful view of the harbor, Dubrovnik bridge and nearby islands. This tavern is perfect for an escape from one daily routine

and when you visit you will be thrilled with its pleasant atmosphere. The interior is decorated with natural stone and old, traditional objects significant to the Dubrovnik region. Except for the heritage, in Blidinje you can enjoy the open terrace and the pleasant breeze during the hot summer days and nights. The menu is the perfect blend of fresh ingredients and traditional cuisine. Tavern Blidinje offers a wide range of meat and fish dishes, a large choice of pasta, salads but also the house specialties: veal, lamb and octopus with potatoes baked in the natural heat (preparation takes about two hours, so house specialties need to be booked in advance). Blidinje Tavern is the perfect place for a private, relaxing lunch or dinner, as well as for family or social gatherings.

Location: Dubrovnik Cuisine: Croatian, Mediterranean Address: Lapadska obala 21, 20 000 Dubrovnik email: blidinjelapad@hotmail.com Webpage: konoba-blidinje.com Reservations: +385 20 358 794 Working hours: 10 am to 12 (midnight) Payment: Cash, credit cards


Poklisar Restaurant

An Ambassador of Good Taste and Tradition

ambassador’ and that’s what they are – an ambassador of good taste and remarkable moments. Traditional dishes such as octopus salad and lamb in rosemary sit along side international dishes. Live music every evening will accompanies a delicious meal, and with a fantastic range of wines on offer it will be hard to leave, serving the best dishes, but also passing the spark of Mediterranean to guests. The hospitality and home atmosphere and friendly and helpful staff will make you feel like Dubrovnik Poklisar is a charming restaurant by the sea, loca- is your home away from home. With large terraces ted in Dubrovnik’s historical old harbour. Originally, overlooking the sea Poklisar is most definitely a place in Dubrovnik dialect, the name Poklisar means ‘an to see and to be seen. Location: Dubrovnik, Old Town Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean Address: Ribarnica 1, 20 000 Dubrovnik email: restaurantpoklisar@gmail.com Webpage: www.poklisar.com Reservations: +385 20 322 176 Working hours: 9 am to 12 (midnight) Payment: Cash, credit cards


Magellan Restaurant

Mediterranean Cuisine Prepared in a Modern Way

Looking for the perfect place for lunch or a romantic dinner? Spend an unforgettable culinary moments at this restaurant. Visit Magellan restaurant and enjoy the delicious Mediterranean cuisine prepared in a modern way and remarkable wines at the modern interior and outdoor terrace overlooking the sea. Supplies are purchased on a daily basis, and everything is fresh. Their goal is to ultimately connect the contemporary Cuisine and Dubrovnik tradition, to unite traditional and modern. Location: Dubrovnik Cuisine: Mediterranean Address: Iva Vojnovića 7a, 20 000 Dubrovnik email: info@magellan-dubrovnik.com, magellan.restoran@gmail.com Reservations: +385 20 333 594 Working hours: 8 am to 12 (midnight) Payment: Cash, credit cards


Orka Restaurant

Local Ingredients and Excellent Croatian Wines

In the constant desire for development and improvement, owners decided to add a new dimension to their life commitment – a restaurant which will focus on local ingredients and excellent Croatian wines, with caring, warm approach to guests in a beautiful setting of a 16th century family owned summer villa. Lapadska obala, the location of our restaurant, is abundant in historical summer villas. Dubrovnik’s nobility highly appreciated the peace of this area together with relaxing views of the surrounding sea and greenness. Spearheaded by Zdravko Tomšić, a brilliant chef known for the creativity of his cuisine, Orka tries to present a modern interpretation of fresh, local ingredients. Their bread is freshly baked every day, pastas are handmade, fish is fresh and the techniques of modern cuisine in order to present the meat is of high quality. They use all the benefits and ingredients in the best possible way. Location: Dubrovnik Cuisine: Dalmatian, Mediterranean Address: Lapadska obala 11, 20 000 Dubrovnik email: orka.restaurant@gmail.com Webpage: orka-restaurant.com Reservations: +385 99 690 3334 Working hours: 8 am to 12 (midnight) Payment: Cash, credit cards


Orhan Restaurant

Dinner That Will Leave You Speechless

Just two minutes from the Old Town, hidden away Location: Dubrovnik from the crowd and city noise, is exactly where you Cuisine: Croatian, Mediterranean will find the restaurant Orhan. It is located in the Address: Od Tabakarije 1, bay below the magical Kolorina Lovrjenac, and its 20 000 Dubrovnik covered terrace is facing the small fishing port in Pile. email: info@restaurant-orhan.com The restaurant, has two main characteristics – a Webpage: www.restaurant-orhan.com beautiful view and an offer that will give you your Reservations: +385 20 414 183 money’s worth. But that is not all. Friendly staff, freWorking hours: 9 am to 12 (midnight) sh fish dishes, a nice breeze coming from the sea Payment: Cash, credit cards and the quiet sounds of the guitar in the corner will enchant every visitor. In addition to meat and fish, the restaurant offers han are an octopus, veal and lamb, but also grilled other traditional Croatian dishes which should be specialties prepared in the traditional and the Mereserved in advance. The most famous meals in Or- diterranean way.


Maestral Hotels is a tourist and hotel company in Dubrovnik, comprising 5 hotels and one annex totaling 473 rooms with 933 beds. All hotels are situated side by side on the western part of Dubrovnik, in the Lapad Bay. They are 4 km distant from the Old Town and about 25 km from the Dubrovnik Airport. The hotels operate seasonally, from Easter to the beginning of November. Hotel Splendid is located in the heart of the Mediterranean garden. Hotel beach, Garden Restaurant ‘Glorijet’, and the view of the Elaphite archipelago, combined with professional service, produce a memorable experience. Enjoy traditional Dalmatian cuisine in hotel restaurant or have a romantic candlelight dinner, a refreshing

cocktail in the a la carte Garden Restaurant ‘Glorijet’ while overlooking a beautiful sunset on Elaphite archipelago or just enjoy your morning coffee on the beach bar after taking a swim in a crystal clear sea. In a beautiful dalmatian sound of a domestic band guests can enjoy every Thursday from 7:30 pm. Location: Dubrovnik Cuisine: Dalmatian, Mediterranean Address: Masarykov put 6, 20000 Dubrovnik email: sales_splendid@hotelimaestral.com Webpage: www.dubrovnikhotels.travel Reservations: +385 20 433 560 Working hours: 12 am to 11 pm Payment: Cash, credit cards

Garden Restaurant Glorijet

Sunset, Sand, Sea and Delicious Cuisine


Amoret Restaurant

World-Class Delicacies and Home Made Atmosphere

Restaurant Amoret is well known among the people of Dubrovnik for its long tradition, that dates back from 1985. Dining here is a story for itself – luxurious, it offers almost everything you can imagine that associates with Dalmatian cuisine. A large selection of Dalmatian fish and meat delicacies, but also an extensive wine list will make every gourmand happy. Amoret is one of the few restaurants that offer authentic Dalmatian dishes such as šporki makaruli (dirty macaroni) and pašticada (homemade beef stew). Each dish is prepared with love and

passion, using only home made delicacies and fresh and local ingredients. Combined with the location of the restaurant, in the middle of the beautiful Old Town, near Cathedral, this quiet corner tells a special story about our culture and our way of life. Location: Dubrovnik, Old Town Cuisine: Croatian, Mediterranean, Sea food, Traditional Address: Od Pustijerne 2, 20 000 Dubrovnik email: dubrovnik@post.t-com.hr Webpage: amoret-dubrovnik.com Reservations: recomanded +385 20 323 739 +385 91 530 4910 Working hours: 8 am to 12 (midnight) Payment: Cash, credit cards


Mimoza Restaurant

Traditional Dishes in a Magnificent Surroundings

Mimoza is located at Pile, 100 meters west of the the whole day. Every Saturday there is live music, Old Town, across the Hilton Imperial hotel. It’s only but also there is possibility of organizing folklore three minutes of a nice stroll from the magnificent shows and live music for groups and celebrations. old town. Attractive restaurant terrace has a capacity of 230 seats, and an elegant and modern dining room has 70 seats. The restaurant is founded Location: Dubrovnik, in 1953, and restored in 2007. Here you can enjoy 3 minutes by foot from the Old Town the taste of rich traditional dishes such as fish and Cuisine: Croatian, Mediterranean, Traditional meat specialties made on the natural charcoal Address: Branitelja Dubrovnika 9, grill, meals under honeycomb; fish, lamb or veal, 20 000 Dubrovnik pizzas, pastas and vegetarian dishes. You can order email: sales@restaurant-mimoza-dubrovnik.com all this to take away as well. Good news for the Webpage: restaurant-mimoza-dubrovnik.com sleepyheads - breakfast is here served throughout Reservations: +385 20 411 157, +385 98 285 345 Working hours: 11 am to 12 (midnight) Payment: Cash, credit cards


Arancini Taste Of Tradition

Arancini are traditional Dubrovnik homemade sweets made from oranges. A favourite in winter months people like to prepare them for Christmas and New Year for when guests call round to visit.

Ingredients:

Orange (as few or as many as you like) Sugar

Preparation:

Peel the oranges and cut the skin into thin strips. Place in water to soak for a few days. Boil in water and then drain. Then weigh the orange strips and ad an equal amount of sugar and drop of water to the pan with the orange and cook, stirring the mixture until it begins to boil. Allow to drain and then sprinkle with sugar. Air dry or dry on tissue paper. Enjoy!

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Pastry shop Dolce Vita use only the finest and freshest ingredients to create pastries and baked goods that will fill your belly and warm your heart. Dolce Vita is famous for its pancakes and fresh squeezed lemonade but here you can find all sorts of sweets such as ice cream cups and all sorts off cakes. This pastry shop is well known among the locals who are always happy to return. Location: Dubrovnik, Old Town Cuisine: Sweets and Ice creams Address: Naljeťkovićeva 1a, 20 000 Dubrovnik email: nenadic.alisa@gmail.com Webpage: www.facebook.com/ Dolce-Vita-346928935489744/ Reservations: +385 20 321 666, +385 98 944 9951 Working hours: 9 am to 12 (midnight) Payment: Cash

Dolce Vita Pastry Shop

Some of the Most Delicious Treats You Will Ever Enjoy

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The Amazing Wine World Hidden Around Dubrovnik To learn more about the hidden wine gems of Croatia, the JustDubrovnik team has conducted an interview, published in WInerist as well, with a Croatian sommelier, Ksenija Matic, WSET Level 3. She explains which wines to try and which wineries to visit while visiting the lovely capital and its surroundings. “I’m a local Dubrovnik girl, born and raised within the city walls. Me and my sister Angela own an event planning agency Event Lab. However, I am a true wine lover, and what started as a hobby back in 2012 when I took the first course, ended with my recent WSET Level 3 certificate’. This enabled us to partner with top Croatian sommelier and a Decanter World Wine Awards judge Siniša Lasan, and develop an interesting segment of our business”. With these words, Miss Ksenija Matic from Dubrovnik introduced herself .

Organizing wine tastings Today, she and her sister are emerging as leaders on the market in organizing wine tastings, workshops, B2B meetings and wine promotions for industry professionals. “We do private tastings for smaller groups, fit in large events with our custom wine tasting programs, and provide education for hospitality workers”, she adds the idea of sharing the amazing world of Croatian wines to everyone eager to try them. Since the idea of this article was to introduce our wines as well, Ksenija was more than happy to share her knowledge. After all, Croatia, especially Dubrovnik and its surroundings, were many times stated as ‘the best summer wine breaks in Europe.’ “Croatia is a true gem when it comes to everything! Mild climate, wonderful nature, amazing architecture and of course, great wines. Did you know that Croatia is a home to more than 130 indigenous varieties? Isn’t that amazing? And Dubrovnik-Neretva County is really rich when it comes to native vines. I am sure everyone knows about the beauty of Dubrovnik, or they are Game of Thrones, Star Wars or Robin Hood fans (all filmed here!) but the city’s surroundings and hinterland are just as spectacular. Actually, I always promote Pelješac, Korčula, Konavle or Neretva as a perfect getaway from city’s crowds

- everyone just loves it. So go ahead and book great tours”, she adds with a charming smile.

Dubrovnik’s top taste Specificity of our region is a long tradition of wine growing and creating world famous wines. Thus Ksenija points some of the award-winning wines. “We definitely shouldn’t miss Dingač here. It is an Amarone-style wine from plavac mali grapes grown in a limited area of Dingač on very steep slopes of Pelješac peninsula. Dingač bears a Protected Designation of Origin mark and it was the first Croatian wine to be internationally protected by Geneva Convention in 1964 (vintage 1961). It’s “neighbor” Postup (also limited area on Pelješac) was protected in 1967. So, let’s say that we are recognized more as a ‘red wine county’ because of this, but there are also exquisite white wines here’, Ksenija continues with some of the most specific wine sorts of our area. “For Pelješac, I already mentioned plavac mali, which is almost a synonym for the area. Barely anyone associates Pelješac with anything but powerful reds from plavac mali. White varieties are not that common on Pelješac, but refreshing rukatac can be found in certain areas. Rose production is also rising on the peninsula. Konavle is a home to malvasija dubrovačka, much appreciated white variety during the times of Dubrovnik Republic. It was so special that the rector gave it as a gift only to highest dignitaries and there is written evidence of this from the beginning of the 15th century. Although belongs to a family of Mediterranean malvasias, we consider it native to this area.

A great challenge Is it too hard for you to make #topfive wines of our county? – was our next question. “Actually it is, since there are really great wines here and I always feel something is left out. And my choice will also seem a little off since my wine exploring takes me to other levels such as discovering natural wines, amphorae,etc.” , this amazing wine lady from Dubrovnik concludes, giving the readers a great challenge – to try all the amazing wines this area owns.


Photo credits: Željko Curić


Crvik Winery

Exquisite Wines From Konavle Region

The Crvik family winery is located 20 km south of Dubrovnik in ‘picturesque’ Konavle. With hundreds of years of tradition and experience, as well as the knowledge of new generations of young professionals, the best Croatian wines are produced, as evidenced by numerous acknowledgments for quality, at prestigious domestic and international exhibitions. The wines are produced from domestic variety of grapes; white Malvasija from Dubrovnik, white Maraština and red Plavac Mali. Also, there are famous world grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Our well known wines are: Tezoro - Malvasija from Dubrovnik, Orange - Malvasija from Dubrovnik, Canavia - Maraština, Pomet - Plavac Mali, Canavia - Plavac Mali barrique, Fiore rose Syrah, Negromant - Merlot, Canavia - Merlot, Satir - Cabernet Sauvignon, Cuve - Dance of the fairy (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Plavac Mali). Location: Konavle Address: Kotari 12, Komaji, 20213 Čilipi email: crvik.vino@gmail.com Webpage: www.crvik-wine.com Reservations: Tel: + 385 20 771 230


Parking Tim

Safe and the Most Affordable Parking in City

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Parking tim Ltd. offers an ideal solution for city parking while in Dubrovnik. For avoiding a stressful hustle and bustle in a city roads choose this safe parking zone. Big and spacious parking is located in front of General Hospital with 460 parking places. You can park hourly, daily or monthly 24 hours per

day. Parking price is 5 kuna for three hours and every additional hour is also 5 Kuna. Daily parking ticket – 110 Kunas Weekly parking ticket – 600 Kunas Monthly parking ticket – 1.500 Kunas Parking ticket can be bought at the parking machine and thought m-parking. The easiest way of parking payment is trough ‘ParkWallet’. ParkWallet is mobile application available on IOS Apple Store and Android Google play. Location: Dubrovnik, near General Hospital Address: Dr. Roka Mišetića 2, 20 000 Dubrovnik email: dubrovnik@parkingtim.hr Webpage: www.parkingtim.hr Reservations: +385 51 688 400 Payment: Cash, Credit card


ACI marina Veljko Barbieri

Slano: Wonderful Place to Be

The newest ACI marina named after Veljko Barbieri, the founder of the ACI marinas chain, has been built in a wonderful place of mystical blueness, treetops of thick forests reaching the sea, and incredible ambience, where, even today, you can feel the atmosphere of the renowned Republic. Berths (moorings): 193 sea berths (moorings) for yachts up to 20 m in length. Amenities: reception with an exchange office, swimming pool, restaurant, toilet and shower facilities with separate facilities for disabled people, launderette, charter agency, car park, Wi-Fi Internet access.

the northern shore of the KoloÄ?ep channel. The marina is well protected from all winds and has been a famous mooring spot since antiquity. One sails into the Slano harbor through a 340 meters long passage between the Gornji and Donji cape. On the Donji cape (W point of the bay), there is a lighthouse (C Bl 3s 16m 4M). The harbor light is situated on the local boardwalk, 150 meters to the northwest from the marina. One needs to sail on the NE course from the entrance to the Slano harbor to reach the marina. The water depths in the marina are sufficient for safe sailing and are mostly between 10 and 35 meters. Approach The water is only shallower near the shores (to a minimum of five meters). The ACI marina Veljko Barbieri is located in the Note: It is recommended to use the official northeast part of the spacious Slano harbor, which navigational charts published by HHI Split: 100-27, burrowed itself one nautical mile into the land on MK-25 and 50-20.


The ACI marina in Dubrovnik opens the door to an attractive golf training ground and mini golf courts. With this great event ACI once again confirms its leading role in excellence and providing innovative services in its marinas. Golf court is following the ‘Golf Range Concept’, the brand new idea of building a golf training ground on the surface area of a tennis court. With its innovation and excellent design, the Golf Range Concept promotes golf and makes it accessible to everyone, and consists of a golf training ground and mini golf course that includes all the elements of a professional golf course where all the tricks of real golf can be practiced. Imagined exactly this way, the field is suitable for golfers and their exercise while staying in the marina. The court is suitable for beginners as well, casual passers-by, locals…

The Golf Range Concept The Golf Range Concept project is built on the surface of a tennis court (about 600–800 m2). During the construction of a golf training ground, the most up-to-date materials and artificial grass were used, which makes it possible for the golf training ground to be opened all year round.

Professional golf equipment is also available – Dunlop sets of matching golf clubs in handbags (for righthanded and left-handed), special sets for children, sorted by age groups, balls and carts as well as mini golf sticks and balls – all included in price of one hour of playing. With the support of golf animators, every guest will be able to learn their first hits and enjoy golf. As a fun for the whole family there is also a modern mini golf course with artificial grass with 9 different fields. The Golf Range Concept in ACI marina Dubrovnik is a pilot project that raises the quality of services in marinas in total. The project will continue in other ACI marinas suitable for this kind of activity and ACI marinas will become a unique marina chain with a standardized offer of such golf training exercises. The golf exercise ground contains the following elements: ‘Putting green’ element with 6 holes ‘Sand bunker’ – a sand barrier for playing from sand ‘Chipping green’ – for a short game ‘Practice nets’ – 2 cage mats positioned for exercising long strikes Mini golf course with 9 varied fields

ACI Marina Dubrovnik

Enjoy the Golf Game!


The Reconstructed History

Sokol Tower

The reconstructed Sokol tower in Konavle was opened in April 2013 and since then it doesn’t stop to attract the visitors from all around the world. The history of this fortification goes back to the Chalcolithic, 4 thousand years ago, and today the Sokol tower houses an archaeological collection of jewelry, decorative and utilitarian objects and weapons from the Copper, Bronze and Iron Age, through the Classical era and the Middle Ages. Back in 1420, the Sokol Tower found itself under Dubrovnik rule, facing the further construction, rebuilding and strengthening of the fortification, arming and maintenance

in general. When the big earthquake of 1667 hit Dubrovnik and surroundings, Sokol Tower survived unscathed. As the Society of Friends of Dubrovnik Antiques, which takes care of many monuments, fortifications and city walls, mentiones on their web page, Sokol Tower isn’t mentioned in the 1672 archives as a military complex, so it was probably abandoned, later almost completely reconstructed by the locals who used the stones of the fort to buid their homes and smaller walls. The ruins of the fort have been placed under state protection and are maintained in their present condition.


Time table: 10:00 – 18:00 (1.4.– 31.5.) 10:00 – 19:00 (1.6.– 31.10.) 10:00 – 16:00 (1.11.– 30.11.) 12:00 – 15:00 (1.12. – 31.3.) Ticket Prices: Adult: 40 HRK (from 1.1.2017: 50 HRK) Group, voucher: 25 HRK (from 1.1.2017: 35 HRK) Children from 5 to 18 years: 25 HRK (from 1.1.2017: 35 HRK)


48 Hours Tour

Dalmatia Offers Its Visitors Two Days Full of Picturesque Landscapes and Rich History For those who want to spend a weekend not only spare why not spend them in Dubrovnik and KorÄ?ula? outdoors but in another country can spend it on The city on the Dalmatian coast and the nearby island Croatia’s Dalmatian coast. The region on the Eastern are ideal for a two day trip. coast of the Adriatic Sea is not only close enough to allow short-break trips from Europe but brings First Day in Dubrovnik together beach life and cultural trips, which makes it the perfect stay for everyone. If you have 48 hours to Dubrovnik is located in the southernmost part of


v Second Day on Korcula Island Reachable with ferries from Dubrovnik, Korčula is the island of many legends and memorials. The town of Korčula is often considered a mini-Dubrovnik. It has a similar, though much smaller, but well-preserved city walls and old town with a number of sights. It is also being considered the birthplace of explorer Marco Polo. Also Korčula is known for ‘moreška’, an eye catching sword dance. Depending on whether you want to spend your time on the beach or in the city, you can enjoy your day by lying in the sun on Lumbarda beach, 7–8 km away from the town of Korčula. Later in the day, you can visit Blato, an old-fashioned country town in the interior of the island of Korčula. There, try to have a peek in the Folk Museum and Etno House ‘Barilo’ that is home to the collection of variety of objects from peasant life of Blato village and surrounding areas. This region of Dalmatia is home to a Mediterranean climate, boasting long, hot summers and mild winters. The island is perfect for beach bunnies but also interesting for history buffs. So put your sunglasses on and discover the Mediterranean lifestyle.

Photo: Ivo Biočina Source: HTZ

Croatian coast. The Old Town with its medieval walls and surroundings would be the perfect start for the first day. Take a walk through the UNESCO World Heritage site which is a pedestrian-only place and experience at first hand the old history of Dubrovnik. Also Dubrovnik doubles for the fictional ‘King’s Landing’ in HBO’s epic fantasy series Game of Thrones. If you are a true fan don’t miss the special tours of the popular sets. For those who are in to Mediterranean cuisine shouldn’t miss the delicacies of the coastal region. Very common are the seafood specialties like squid, cuttlefish and lobster which are prepared in various ways. The local fish are delicious, especially when prepared on a grill or, as Dalmatians call it, gradele. If you’re planning a trip to Dubrovnik in the summer make sure to attend the popular Dubrovnik Summer Festival which takes place from 10th July – 25th August. It’s the oldest cultural festival in Croatia and always a major draw which creates buzzing nightlife. Enjoy the end of the day with the vibrant program in the fields of theater, ballet, classic music and opera. Dubrovnik is the perfect stay for culture fans who like to explore the city with its historical background and hospitable population.


The Island of Mljet

A Magical Getaway

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The Mljet National Park is the oldest marine protected area in the Mediterranean and it has delighted its numerous visitors for 56 years with the colours and the scent of untouched nature. The Park was founded on 11 November 1960, and the renowned researcher and academician Branimir Gušić was a great contributor to its protection status. The Mljet National Park stretches over almost 5400

numerous archaeological finds and the heritage of our ancestors present in the old island settlements. The Benedictine monastery located at one of the most beautiful locations in these areas, on the island of St. Mary on Veliko jezero is also the most visited location of the National Park. You can visit Mljet National Park by boat from Dubrovnik, Split and Pelješac, and by numerous

hectares, including a marine area of 500 meters from the coast, islands and cliffs, and therefore spans over almost a third of the island. Two deep bays filled with seawater, known as Malo Jezero and Veliko Jezero (Small Lake and Great Lake) are the most famous locations of this area and an important geological and oceanographical phenomenon. The entire surface area of the park is extremely rich with life, and numerous endemic and endangered species are a testament of the importance of protecting it. The Mljet NP will not disappoint the fans of cultural heritage either, thanks to its

excursion boats that berth mostly in the ports of Polače and Pomena. Romantics can take canoes to the beaches and sea caves, and those looking for an adrenaline rush can join the traditional international triathlon race Mljet Half Ironman which takes place in fall. The settlements of Polače and Pomena are connected to Malo and Veliko jezero with footpaths. One can also go for a swim, relax in the sun and walk around the lakes and up to the peaks of Montokuc and Veliki Sladin Gradac, from where one can see the entire National Park, Pelješac and sea up to Korčula and Lastovo. Visiting the Mljet National Park is a


special and unique experience for all fans of nature, in accordance with the Rule of Saint Benedict. For culture, old traditions and the Mediterranean air, a long time, the Benedictines were taking a good all year round. care of the island and lived in harmony with nature praising God. Many significant names, like Mavro The Isle of Saint Mary Vetranović and Ignjat Đurđević, could be found among the Benedictines of the monastery. In 1345, There is a Benedictine monastery with the Church the Benedictines renounced their rule over a part of Saint Mary on the Isle of Saint Mary situated in of the island therefore Mljet obtained a Statute and the southern part of the Great Lake. The area of municipality in Babino Polje. Formally, it was annexed the isle is 1.2 acres (0.5 hectares). The monastery by the Republic of Ragusa in 1410. The monastery was being built from 1177 to 1198. Initially, the continued with its activities until 1809, when it was Benedictines built the monastery and later on the closed during the rule of Napoleon. From that time church. During centuries, the church changed its on, the island had a number of different owners; appearance under the influence of different styles, the monastery property was governed by the the Renaissance and Baroque, but the central part state, and the monastery became more and more remained Romanesque. The Church of Saint Mary neglected. In 1960, the monastery was converted as part of the monastery compound is a single nave into a hotel and was opened until 1991. In 1998, the Romanesque (Apulian) construction, built after the dilapidated monastery was given back to the Diocese original Benedictine’s building in Monte Gargano. of Dubrovnik. Renovation and redecoration works The church was partitioned and extended in the 16th are currently ongoing. century when the coat of arms of Gundulić family was installed on the porch. On several occasions, How to Reach Mljet alterations were made in the Romanesque monastery. At present time, the building is a two- Mljet National Park accepts visitors throughout the floor Renaissance building enclosed with courtyards year. There are three official entrances to the park, on two sides and having arcaded main tract facing and during tourist season we are open from 08:00 the courtyards. A defensive tower was built in the to 20:00. In the winter period (from the beginning south-eastern corner therefore all the buildings, of November to the end of March) we are open for including the church, became defensive structures. visitors only via prior arrangement. The monastery was also reconstructed during the For more information, please contact the Mljet Renaissance, thus creating a uniform complex with National Park Public Institution (JUNP) on +385 the church. (0)2 744 041 or send a mail to the tourist service: History of the monastery extends as far as 1198 turizam@np-mljet.hr when the Pope Innocent III issued a document You can reach Mljet, an island lost in the open sea, consecrating the Church of Saint Mary on the isle easily by: catamaran line from Dubrovnik, ferry from of the same name in the Great Lake on the island Prapatno (Pelješac peninsula) to Sobra and catamaran of Mljet. The Benedictines organised the monastery line Split-Brač-Hvar-Korčula-Mljet-Dubrovnik. 75


Stone in Ston

Originally longer more than seven kilometres, the breathtaking Walls of Ston are better known as ‘the European wall of China’, with the series of defensive stone walls which protected Ston, one of the most important parts of the Republic of Dubrovnik. Ston city walls consist of the main wall and three forts – Veliki Kaštio, Koruna and Podzvizd, forty-one towers, seven bastions; Sokolić, Arcimon in Ston, the three bastions of Veliki Kaštel, the Podzvizda bastion and the Arcimon in Mali Ston, four pre-walls; the eastern and south-western Ston pre-walls, the Mali Ston pre-wall and the Korun pre-wall, and a water-filled moat that stretches around the western, southern and eastern edges of Ston. The construction of these magnificent walls began in early 16th century. Constant threats coming from the far edges of the Dubrovnik area spurred its inhabitants to start building defense walls in 1333. The Big wall, 1200 metres long, at Podzvizd, built for protection from the neighboring cities, is documented to have been built in 18 months, costing 12.000 ducats.

Centuries to Finish... The walls of Ston were a massive architecture and construction feat. Originally seven thousand meters long, they consist of several parts; the Stone city walls, the Mali Ston city walls and the Big wall with its three forts. Its forts and towers are strengthened by 10 round and 31 square flanking towers and 6 semi-circular bastions. It took almost four centuries to finish these complex defense walls, as the builders had to adapt to the rough terrain and advancements in warfare technology. The walls were last used for defense in the 19th century, and today they are a priceless monument of immense architectural and cultural value and, of course, one of the most beautiful tourist attractions!

The European Wall of China


The cornerstone of the future Narona Archaeological Museum was laid on 19 July 2004. It was established by a directive passed by Croatia’s Government in 2005 and, after exceptionally demanding construction works, it was formally inaugurated on 18 May 2007 as the first in situ museum in Croatia. In situ of the Augusteum, a sensational discovery of the remains of the Roman temple with 17 marble statues!

In Situ Such an approach to the presentation of an archaeological site has enriched Croatia’s museum scene and has few peers at the European or even global level. Thus far, the Museum has received many awards – some of them are the Vladimir Nazor Award conferred to architect Goran Rako for the Museum’s

design, the Cemex Award conferred to the contractor MGA of Metković for its construction efforts, and the Croatian Tourism Board’s Blue Flower Award conferred to the Narona Archaeological Museum for its special contribution to enriching Croatia’s tourism product.

Night in the Museum The Narona Archaeological Museum takes an active part in the ‘Night in the Museum’ initiatives undertaken by the Croatian Museum Association as well as in the activities of its Museum Education and Cultural Action Department and events organised to mark International Museum Day. In the summer months, the Museum’s outdoor terraces host a cultural event called the Naronitan Cultural Summer, including theatrical performances, exhibitions, concerts and book presentations.

Archaeological Museum Narona

A Sensational Discovery


Meet ‘Bura’ and ‘Jugo’

Masters of The Sky Above Us

The northern ‘bura’, and southern ‘jugo’, are two centuries helping people to have better ‘pršut’, or most common winds in our area, both of them ‘sir’, our ham prosciutto and cheese, but also some showing up despite the time of the year. Perhaps shortcomings – it can reach speed of 220 km or 136 you’ve met them, but let us introduce to you the miles per hour! Woo-hoo. There’s a familiar refrain main differences between them. First of all, we in in Dalmatina, ‘Sveta bura’ (saint bura), thay basically Croatia, especially in Dubrovnik, believe that winds says it all. affect not only weather, but the mood, health, and even the most disturbing thoughts and depression Soggy wind (that’s to blame jugo). Jugo is very ‘soggy’, moist wind, bringing dark clouds Crystal wind and rany stormy days… It is considered a bad wind. We don’t like jugo, simply because of the lack of the Why is bura important? It is the good wind. Clean sun. Jugo brings melancholic behaviour, depression and cold, it ‘cleanes up the head’, as we do say it here. and bad thoughts for many people. There’s even a It dispels the clouds, but brings us the cold weather. story from Dubrovnik Republic that says that people It is simple: if you go out and see the beautiful sunny did not make any important decisions during the day, but you’re freezing at the same time, you are jugo. If you hear somewhere around you: ‘Južina je’, feeling bura deep in your bones. Bura has many prepare yourself for the wheezing, headaches and benefits – it is considered to be a salutary wind, for so on, because the jugo is coming…


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