About Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a truly unique medieval walled city, among 10 best preserved in the world, inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1979. A pearl of the Adriatic, jewel of the Mediterranean, heaven on Earth - these are only some of the descriptions used by famous poets to express their fascination with Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik is most famed for its rich history, diplomacy and multiculturalism. Here are few most interesting facts:

- Dubrovnik was an independent state for more than 500 years (Republic of Ragusa, from 13th to 18th century)
- It had its Statute in 1272
- Medical service was introduced in 1301
- The first pharmacy was opened in 1317 (third oldest in the world, still functioning today in the Franciscan Monastery)
- Nursing home was opened in 1347
- Sephardic synagogue was established in 1352 (second oldest synagogue in Europe, the oldest in the world still in use today)
- The first quarantine was established in 1377 (Lazareti complex)
- Slave trading was abolished in 1418
- Orphanage was opened in 1432
- Water supply system was built in 1438 (still functioning today)

Today, Dubrovnik is one of the most popular destinations in the world, often visited by top celebrities, either with their private jets or luxury mega yachts. A mix of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture fascinates visitors on every step and a view on red roofs from the City Walls is absolutely breathtaking.