In the Croatian region of Dalmatia along the Adriatic Sea is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Dubrovnik is idyllic yet bustling with activity. It has people yet it retains the natural sea shore beauty. Below are a few facts about the city that will make you think about making the city your next vacation destination.
1. The city is a seaport on the Mediterranean Sea. The Mediterranean Beaches around the city have been rated among the best in the world. It was established back in the 7th century.
2. The city was the capital of the adventurous Republic of Ragusa, a maritime republic.
3. In 1979, UNESCO added the city of Dubrovnik in the list of World Heritage Centers.
4. The city is surrounded by 2 kilometers of ancient walls and fortifications. Most of its buildings are built using the Baroque style architectural designs.
5. The city receives approximately 7.2 hours of sun per day. This is about 2630 hours of sun annually. I am sure you are already thinking of heading there.
6. You can engage in almost every holiday activity in Dubrovnik. Among the popular holiday activities here include; jeep safari, horseback riding, canoe safari, kayaking, sailing around the Elafite Islands and many more. While at it, why don’t you also visit the national park on the Island of Mljet?
7. Dubrovnik, being an independent state, was the first country to recognize the United States as a sovereign state when it declared independence from the British.
8. As if to welcome you to its beautiful beaches, Dubrovnik's altitude is just 3 meters above the sea level.
9. The city occupies a land mass of about 21.35 square kilometers (8.24 sq. mi). In that small space, you will find some of the oldest European museums and buildings.
10. The State of Dubrovnik was among the first countries to abolish slave trade in the 15th century. It seems the country valued freedom even that far back.
The city of Dubrovnik is the Eastern European Paradise. It is sort of what Hawaii is to North America. You will be missing out on Eastern Europe's best destination if you do not include the city in your itinerary.