Dubrovnik – a holiday in the middle of captivating beauty and history
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The picture perfect, whitewashed city stands on a small peninsula sheltered by massive walls, with orange roofs glowing in the sun. All around, you see the glistening blue sea. This is what a holiday in Dubrovnik is like.
The best restaurants in Dubrovnik are located in the old town and the district of Labad. In addition to seafood, the region is food for the soul, so beautiful is the city. The beauty of Dubrovnik was also clear to the makers of Game of Thrones, who chose the city as the location for King’s Landing, the capital of Westeros.
A visitor to Dubrovnik will also be captivated by its history. The formidable 500-year-old walls protected it against invaders and the city, known then as the Republic of Ragusa, flourished as an independent maritime power. The head of the state of Ragusa, the Rector, was elected for a month at a time and would have to move into seclusion in the Rector’s Palace so that he could not use his powers for his own personal benefit.
In Dubrovnik, fact is stranger than fiction.