Some know this magnificent city in the far south of Croatia as King’s Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms and a place where Cersei Lannister did her “walk of shame”. Boasting the spectacular UNESCO-protected Old town, luxurious hotels, and restaurants, Dubrovnik is Croatia’s star destination. On his travels through this area, Lord Byron famously dubbed Dubrovnik “the pearl of the Adriatic”. Thanks to its successful diplomacy, Dubrovnik managed to keep its freedom for a long time, flourishing into one of the most successful Mediterranean city-states in the Middle Ages. Today, Dubrovnik is a desirable wedding venue and a must-see destination in Croatia.
Croatia’s most luxurious hotels are situated in Dubrovnik. Most of them can be found in the Lapad Bay, a short drive away from Dubrovnik Old Town. One of them is the magnificent Hotel Royal Princess, overlooking the Adriatic and boasting a private beach.
Situated in the very heart of Dubrovnik Old Town, The Pučić Palace Hotel is a perfect choice for those enjoying historic and luxurious venues. Winner of the best small hotel on the Adriatic award several years in a row, The Pučić Palace is moments away from the Renaissance buildings and churches of Dubrovnik.
The Pučić Palace Hotel, Dubrovnik
Have a break from sightseeing with a cup of coffee or a cocktail at one of the cafés on Stradun Promenade. Three hundred meters long, this limestone-paved promenade is the main and most popular street in Dubrovnik. The Stradun Promenade stretches from the eastern entrance to the Old Town (the Ploče Gate) to the western entrance (the Pile Gate). It features two 15th-century fountains built by an Italian architect Onofrio della Cava and tall bell towers. This is a perfect place to spend warm summer evenings, taking your better half for a romantic stroll.
Dubrovnik Stradun Promenade
For an unforgettable fine dining experience, head to the spectacular Michelin star restaurant 360°, situated within Dubrovnik Old Town. The view you’ll enjoy from one of the terraces and the excellent dishes you’ll try will stay with you for life. Excellent sea bass, scampi, and turbot, along with a tasty mantilla cake for dessert can be found on their menu. The experience is worth every penny! If you’re lucky enough to be in Dubrovnik during the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, don’t miss out on one of the events, taking place on more than seventy open-air venues. Enjoy the best pieces of classical music, opera or drama within the Dubrovnik city walls. This is probably Croatia’s most luxurious festival, live-streamed on Croatian television and featuring Croatia’s most prominent actors and performers. Foreign theatres also participate in the Festival, among them the Piccolo Teatro from Milan and the London Prospect Theatre Company. The music concerts are often performed by the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and philharmonic orchestras from London, Berlin, Vienna, and Moscow. This really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you shouldn’t miss!
Dubrovnik is defined by luxury; in its Old Town, everything you see and everywhere you go reminds of its historic importance and wealth. No matter what you choose to do in Dubrovnik and where you have your evening meals, it will be a truly luxurious experience you’ll remember for a long time.