Upon his visit to Dubrovnik in 1929, George Bernard Shaw said: “If you want to see Heaven on Earth, come to Dubrovnik.”10Wed 7 Comments
Dubrovnik simply endues its visitors with a sense of grandeur, revealing fascinating tales of a town that was once a prolific and influential maritime city-state called the Republic of Dubrovnik (Ragusa). Walking down its polished stone streets and piazzas, and admiring the Old Town’s fantastically preserved Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture, it’s easy to imagine these times of splendor, when the tourists were merchants from faraway lands and the meticulously restored palaces the lavish dwellings of Dubrovnik’s noble families.
Taking a stroll along the parapets that encircle the Old City provides an opportunity to admire its famous red roofs or spot the revered sites of St. Dominic Street, the Rector’s and the Sponza palaces, Lovrijenac (the Fort of St. Lawrence), Fort Bokar and the Minčeta tower that were used to depict King’s Landing in HBO’s smash hit TV series Game of Thrones. From here, the view also extends to the nearby island of Lokrum, whose arboretum served as the backdrop to the beautiful gardens of the imaginary land of Qarth and where, according to legend, Richard the Lionheart was cast ashore after being shipwrecked in 1192.
Most renowned European travel destinations
Today, Dubrovnik’s fascinating history, along with its lush natural surroundings, and a rich cultural offering, place Dubrovnik as one of the most renowned European travel destinations. Its sublime location in between the mountain of Srd and the Adriatic sea offers the ideal Mediterranean climate, where beautiful vistas on the Elafiti islands, in conjunction with the opulent aromas of cypresses, pines, lemon and orange trees carried by the light sea breeze, entice the senses and beckon visitors to explore the surrounding area and its many bays, beaches and islands.
Dubrovnik also offers a wealth of cultural events, such as the renowned Dubrovnik Summer Festival, the Julian Rachlin Festival and the feast of St. Blaise, to name a few.
Welcoming atmosphere of the Importanne Resort
A full day of exploring the bustling city of Dubrovnik and all its wonders inspires a taste for a more relaxed holiday pace. Experience the pampered treatment and the welcoming atmosphere of the Importanne Resort, as you explore our extensive amenities, from immersive spa treatments to an extensive water sports program at our private Blue Flag beach.
Let yourself be carried away as you embark on a culinary odyssey through Dalmatia in one of the Resort’s 3 restaurants. And as a perfect way to unwind from an eventful day, head down to the panoramic terrace of our On the Rocks Cocktail Bar & Lounge, where awe-inspiring sunsets over the Dubrovnik archipelago and delicious cocktails offer you the chance to do so with great style.
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