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Dubrovnik Dubrovnik is the most popular resort city in Croatia, and many travelers can only dream of a peaceful stay away from crowded places. In order to enjoy panoramic views of Dubrovnik, one doesn’t necessarily need to head to one of expensive observation decks of the city, which are, by the way, often too crowded to enjoy the view. However, there is an interesting alternative – a funicular road, the opening of which took place in 2010. The funicular’s cabins are a wonderful place to enjoy the beauties of the city and make many memorable shots. The funicular plies approximately every 30 minutes. As it’s quite popular, travelers, who want to seat near the window, need to join the queue in advance.
Villa Sheherezade is the most romantic place that you could ever dream of. The white stone palace with elements of Mauritian style was built by a passionate banker for his lover. Luxurious … Open
There is one more magnificent way to admire the stunning panorama of the city, and it is totally free. For that purpose, one needs to reach the southern end of the old town and find Od Kastela Street. There are several awesome observation decks there and to reach one of them you simply need to go up the street until its end and then turn right. Then move until the crossroads and turn right again. One of the best observation decks will be just ahead of you. There are not many tourists in these secret parts of the old town, so peaceful atmosphere is another advantage of that place.
Fans of nature and adventures in wild places are recommended to visit one of the surrounding islands, with Lokrum Island being one of the most interesting and attractive ones. This island is inhabited by graceful peacocks that are absolutely not scared of people. During the tourist season, it’s great to relax on unpopulated peddle beaches of the island. It is not allowed to stay in Lokrum at night, that’s why the island is labeled as uninhabited. There are many wondrous legends connected with the island. According to one of them, monks lived on the islands centuries ago. They cursed the conquerors who had arrived on the island and said that no one who stayed on the island for a night would survive. Because of that reason for hundreds of years already guests of Lokrum hurry to leave the island when it’s close to sunset. Copyright
Dubrovnik, is not noted for shopping centers and noisy markets, but there are unique shops that are of interest to shoppers. Dubrovačka Kuća store, which is more like a museum by its … Open
Dubrovnik suburbs are also full of unbelievably beautiful and hidden places. The town of Rozat is one of the magnificent places where visitors can enjoy silence and serenity. The rise of the Ombla River is located there. A walk in this beautiful place promises to be an unforgettable romantic journey. Here travelers will be able to relax in an idyll setting, admire the view of swans and white yachts docked near the shore. Don’t forget to walk on silent streets of the town and take photographs of old buildings. Finally, find the old dam near the rise of the river, which was built more than a hundred years ago. It looks quite abandoned, but despite that the dam is working and is known as one of signature landmarks of the town.
Dubrovnik When it’s time to purchase souvenirs, don’t hurry up to expensive shops on the central street of Dubrovnik. Instead, head to Marine Damour shop on Od Puca Street away from the crowded tourist spots. This shop will please you with a wide choice of goods and reasonable prices. The shop sells all kinds of popular souvenirs, including beautiful postcards and guides, magnets and figures, and many other interesting items in traditional Croatian style.
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Zlata shop, which is located nearby, on the same street, is also worth a visit. It sells wonderful oil paintings and excellent memorable gifts. Even if you don’t plan to buy anything, simply enter the shop to view its collection that is worth an art gallery. The price tag is quite high, but paintings are of excellent quality.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Dubrovnik
♥   Restaurant '360º' Dubrovnik. Type - Modern cuisine. 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Azur' Dubrovnik. Type - Mediterranean. 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Dubrovnik
♥   Castle 'Stolac' , 49.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fazlagić Tower' Gacko, 61.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Blagaj' Mostar, 69.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ljubuški Fortress' Ljubuški, 75 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Notable celebrations and festivals in Croatia

Croatia is a deeply religious country. Therefore, holidays associated with religion, enjoy a special attitude. The main holiday of the Catholic world of Croatia is Easter. Its date is not fixed and, every year, it changes. The next day after Easter, Monday, is a non-working day, which speaks of the special importance of the holiday for the Croats. Women bake cakes and serve festive tables; relatives give each other memorable gifts. There are solemn church processions and gastronomic fairs on the streets of many cities. Another spectacular religious holiday is the feast of the Divine body and blood. It’s taking place on the 54th day after Easter. On this day, churches also organize solemn processions with holy gifts through the streets of the city or around churches. On December 25, Croatia, like other Catholic countries, celebrates Christmas. This holiday is considered a family one. On the Christmas Eve, the whole family gathers at a big table. The main dish of the feast is baked carp. There must be different sweets on the festive Christmas table. Already in early December, there are fairs in the central areas of the cities. There, you can buy small souvenirs and gifts for the holiday. The fairs are colorful. They also feature theatrical performances and folk festivals. It is customary to discuss plans for the next year. After dinner, the Croats often go to the temples for Christmas services. The New Year celebration in Croatia is also accompanied by mass festivities. It is customary to gather in the central squares where the best view of the festive salute opens. … Open
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The project organizers note that the new Kyoto hotel is perfect for both business and leisure. Just to remind you, the opening of the Roku Kyoto hotel took place in the city in 2021. The luxury hotel also never ceases to amaze guests with its exquisite atmosphere and variety of services. It is close to famous attractions like Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Shozan Resort Kyoto Pavilion is a short walk from the hotel. Read this


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