History

  • Guided tour: English, Spanish, French, German, Russian
  • Duration: 1,5h

 

Fellow traveller, we made sure to give you a splendid walking tour in Dubrovnik. According to some sources, Ragusa (Old Dubrovnik name) was founded in the 7th century by refugees from Epidaurum, a Greek city; although, there is evidence of a settlement in the pre-Cristian era.

Having these two notes on our minds, it’s small to say that Dubrovnik history is rich. From the Ostrogothic Kingdom to Byzantine Empire and the Republic of Venice and Roman Empire; Dubrovnik was a part of them all and you can still see it. Take a walk in this literally ancient city which has many old buildings, such as the Arboretum Trsteno, the oldest arboretum in the world, dating back to before 1492. The Walls of Dubrovnik are most definitely something not to miss, words don’t do them honour.

Also, the third oldest European pharmacy is located in the city, which dates back to 1317 (and is the only one still in operation today).

In the bay of Dubrovnik is the 72-hectare (180-acre) wooded island of Lokrum, where according to legend, Richard the Lionheart, King of England, was cast ashore after being shipwrecked in 1192. The island includes a fortress, botanical garden, monastery and naturist beach.

This is just a glimpse of Dubrovnik’s history – we will leave you with the G.B. Shaw quote “If you want to see heaven on earth, come to Dubrovnik” and promise that this walking tour will do exactly that!

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