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Dubrovnik is a city rich with culture and history, as well as world-famous natural and architectural beauty.  Because of the rich past of Dubrovnik, it offers visitors a quality vacation experience.  Dubrovnik has many hotels and offers visitors attractions for all seasons.  Because the town is fairly isolated, visitors can really feel they are getting away from it all.  Even though the area is isolated geographically, it is connected to the rest of Croatia through travel and communication.  The best way to reach Dubrovnik is by airplane or hydrofoil boat.

Dubrovnik is not new to the tourist scene.  In fact, before World War I, Dubrovnik was beginning to become a center for international tourists, because of the many unique things to see and do.  This historic old town and the ancient walls surrounding the city have always appealed to visitors.  Visitors will want to spend several days here in order to get the most out of their trip.  The narrow streets and squares of Stradun are a great starting place for planning a tour of Dubrovnik.

There are many museums and galleries for visitors to enjoy while in Dubrovnik.  Here, guests can explore the oldest pharmacy in the southern half of Europe, tour the Maritime Museum, and much more.  The Duke’s Palace is a museum that holds 15,500 exhibits.  At the Dubrovnik Museum, which is part of Duke’s Palace, visitors can see furniture that dates back to the 1600’s, uniforms, and other costumes dating back hundreds of years, and many historical seasonal exhibits.  The Maritime Museum celebrates the part that ocean life has played in the history of Dubrovnik and the country of Croatia.  This museum is found in the Sveti Ivan fortress.
Visitors who are wondering how the records of the many historical locations in Dubrovnik are kept should go to the Museum of the Franciscans monastery.  Here, they keep detailed records of everything from what is being sold at the old pharmacy to the details of the local artists.  To explore some of the history and local traditions of Dubrovnik, visitors should visit the Rupe Ethnographical Museum, where national costumes and work of local artists are on display.  Finally, tourists may enjoy a visit to the Aquarium of the Institute of Biology, which is home to several unique species of marine life.  The aquarium is also housed in the Sveti Ivan fortress.

For those who enjoying touring architecture, the town has several historic churches, monasteries, and hotels.  Water sports are also popular, as Dubrovnik is a coastal town and home to numerous marinas and piers.  The ancient ramparts and walls of the city are a must-see destination, as they offer unsurpassed views of the oldest parts of Dubrovnik.  This is extremely romantic for those traveling with someone special.

Dubrovnik is a great location to sample the cuisine of Croatia.  Several of the restaurants and bars feature food from the area.  For a more international flavor, there are several locations to sample food from other parts of the world.  For a more active vacation, Dubrovnik has several sports facilities, including tennis courts, sailing arenas, and playgrounds.  Visitors can enjoy staying fit in the many gyms of Dubrovnik, including pools, massage centers, aerobics, boxing, and traditional gym features.

The hotels of Dubrovnik are mostly found on the Lapad peninsula and are famous for top-notch amenities.  One of the hotel resort complexes, Dubrava-Badin Kuk on Lapad, resembles a self-contained little town.  It has its own shopping mall, doctor’s office, bank, and several restaurants.  Dubrava-Badin Kuk even has a street with its own name, New Stradun, which connects all of the hotels in the complex!  This is a very interesting place to use as a base for exploring historic Dubrovnik.
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