Dubrovnik may not be the most famous destination for Norwegians, but since the 90s it has grown to become an increasingly larger tourist destination on an international basis. The city is a European gem of the rare, which combines beach life with historical sights and a particularly pleasant locals. The city is home to only 43,000 people, and Dubrovnik is therefore a small and intimate city that is perfect for you who want to avoid a hectic city break.
According to DigoPaul, Dubrovnik is located in the far south of Croatia, and is often referred to as the pearl of the Adriatic. The climate makes the city attractive to tourists all year round, but it is first and foremost in the summer that Norwegians travel here to work a little with the tan at the same time. The city is also an eldorado for those interested in history, with both buildings and fortifications dating back to the 13th century.
Recommended hotels in Dubrovnik
- Hotel Excelsior-Hotel Excelsior is a delicious five star hotel along Banje Beach in Dubrovnik. The hotel has a fantastic location right along the beach, so here you can enjoy the evening sun and views to the sea in beautiful surroundings. It is also a short distance from the old town, ideally located for exploring on foot. Nice and service-minded service and high standard for the most part. Here you get a lot of luxury for the money.
- Royal Blue Hotel-Luxurious and elegant hotel in Babin Kuk, a beautiful area not far from the Old Town of Dubrovnik. Here you can get rooms with a fantastic sea view and state-of-the-art rooms. The hotel also has a lovely outdoor area with 2 pools, pool bars and sea views. Take a look at the pictures by clicking on the link to the hotel and let yourself be convinced.
- Dubrovnik Luxury Residence-L`Orangerie– Elegant apartment hotel located close to the beach. Large and nice apartments with a high standard and a nice balcony. Nice and clean with good opportunities for food and drink in the area. The area is also great for a walk or bike ride. Nice and helpful staff. This hotel gets very good feedback from Norwegians who have stayed there.
Travel to Dubrovnik
In the summer you can get to Dubrovnik by direct flight from Oslo Airport, while in the winter you must expect at least one stopover. If you book well in advance, you can get really good round trip tickets. Krotaia has not yet switched to using the euro as its currency, so the official currency is the Croatian kuna. The Norwegian krone is only worth a few ears more than the Croatian kuna.
The price level in Dubrovnik is much lower than in the major European destinations, but as an ever-growing tourist city, they have learned that tourists often pay for themselves. It will still be experienced as quite cheap to be Norwegian here, whether you are going to eat, be a tourist or shop. Dubrovnik is also a small town with little crime, so you travel safely as a tourist here. It is also safe to drink tap water, but due to a very high content of chlorine, you will hardly like it.
Hotels and restaurants in Dubrovnik
As mentioned, Dubrovnik is a relatively small city, and therefore it pays to book a hotel well in advance. The old town is the most central place to stay for attractions and sights, but no matter where you choose to live, you live relatively centrally. Here it is first and foremost the standard you pay for, and Dubrovnik has everything from simple tourist hotels to modern five-star hotel complex.
Croatian cuisine is not exactly world-famous for its dishes, but bears a strong mark of Italy being “right across” the sea. This means that many of the restaurants have Italian menus, but you will also find some typical tourist restaurants that serve everything from steak and steak snacks to seafood and meatballs.
Attractions in Dubrovnik
With a very long history that stretches back several centuries, which is still well displayed in the city’s oldest part of town, Dubrovnik is a sight in itself. You travel here if you want to see beautiful nature and walk to museums and learn about the city’s rich history.
How would you protect your city in the old days? Yes, with an extensive wall around the whole city. The city wall and fort in Dubrovnik date back to the 13th century, and are still extremely well preserved. It is located on a hill in the city, and consequently offers a beautiful view. At most, the brick wall is six meters high, and it has probably played a very central role for the city’s inhabitants for many centuries.
The Old Town of Dubrovnik
Within the city walls you will find what is referred to as Dubrovnik’s old town, where it all began. Here, most tourists will spend several days walking through the narrow and intimate streets and looking at the many tourist attractions and sights that can be found here. In fact, there are only a handful of hotels within the city walls, so if you want to stay in the old town you have to be out early.
Onofrio is the pride of Dubrovnik and the most famous monument in the city. It is a water-bearing fountain that was constructed in the middle of the 15th century, and has consequently been a symbol of the city since then. It has been destroyed several times, but has been repeatedly restored to its original condition. It is located in the middle of the old town in a popular tourist area.
Dubrovnik is a beautiful city surrounded by islands. Just outside the city are thirteen islands in the Elafite archipelago, but only three of these are inhabited. There are several guided boat trips to the various islands, where you can experience unique nature and a perhaps even more exotic settlement than what you see on the mainland.
What is a European tourist city without its own palace? The Sponza Palace in Dubrovnik dates back to the 17th century and is a work of art of a building. It is centrally located in the city so most tourists pass it on their walks, and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.