Dubrovnik’s Curiosities

Dubrovnik’s Curiosities

Swifts – Protected Indigenous Birds

Swifts – Protected Indigenous Birds

The sky above Dubrovnik’s Old City is reminiscent of the world’s busiest airports. Hundreds of swifts fly over the roofs from all directions with their familiar twitter. They dart about, …

Do you like pigeons?

Do you like pigeons?

As a Dubrovnik Old City resident, the last I want to meet in the city are pigeons. Do you like them? Constantly circling the city, I experienced “good luck” countless times when I was hit by pigeon poop. Stinky, acidy, causing …

The Maskeron

The Maskeron

Maskeron is a stone ornament that was very popular during the Renaissance period. It looks like a human-shaped facemask with grotesque animal details e.g. goat’s ears, and that is where the name comes from. In Italian, …

The Dubrovnik Cats

The Dubrovnik Cats

One of the first attractions tourists notice in the Old Town are the Dubrovnik cats. Sunbathing on the shop windows, lying on the steps, on guard at the house entrances, they are not disturbed by passers-by or …

Religions In The Cosmopolitan Dubrovnik

Religions In The Cosmopolitan Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik has survived for centuries on the border of Roman Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity, and Islam. People from different European cities were regular visitors, bringing their …

Srđ Hill Above Dubrovnik

Srđ Hill Above Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik spreads on the slopes of Srđ hill, 421 meters high. It is a karst hill with rare vegetation, mostly pines, and maquis. Named after the first saint patron of Dubrovnik, an ancient Christian martyr Saint Srđ …

Saint Blaise – Dubrovnik Patron Saint

Saint Blaise – Dubrovnik Patron Saint

Saint Blaise was born in Sebasta, on the east of the Great Roman Empire, during the rule of the emperor Diocletian. Today, it is a territory of a city called Sivas, in Turkey. He was a Christian …

Saint Nicholas Day in Dubrovnik

Saint Nicholas Day in Dubrovnik

Saint Nicholas is one of the most popular saints on the Croatian coast. A saint popularly called St. Nicholas the Traveler, is the patron saint of travelers and seafarers …

Swifts – Protected Indigenous Birds

Swifts – Protected Indigenous Birds

The sky above Dubrovnik’s Old City is reminiscent of the world’s busiest airports. Hundreds of swifts fly over the roofs from all directions with their familiar twitter. They dart about, …

Do you like pigeons?

Do you like pigeons?

As a Dubrovnik Old City resident, the last I want to meet in the city are pigeons. Do you like them? Constantly circling the city, I experienced “good luck” countless times when I was hit by pigeon poop. Stinky, acidy, causing …

The Maskeron

The Maskeron

Maskeron is a stone ornament that was very popular during the Renaissance period. It looks like a human-shaped facemask with grotesque animal details e.g. goat’s ears, and that is where the name comes from. In Italian, …

The Dubrovnik Cats

The Dubrovnik Cats

One of the first attractions tourists notice in the Old Town are the Dubrovnik cats. Sunbathing on the shop windows, lying on the steps, on guard at the house entrances, they are not disturbed by passers-by or …

Religions In The Cosmopolitan Dubrovnik

Religions In The Cosmopolitan Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik has survived for centuries on the border of Roman Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity, and Islam. People from different European cities were regular visitors, bringing their …

Srđ Hill Above Dubrovnik

Srđ Hill Above Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik spreads on the slopes of Srđ hill, 421 meters high. It is a karst hill with rare vegetation, mostly pines, and maquis. Named after the first saint patron of Dubrovnik, an ancient Christian martyr Saint Srđ …

Saint Blaise – Dubrovnik Patron Saint

Saint Blaise – Dubrovnik Patron Saint

Saint Blaise was born in Sebasta, on the east of the Great Roman Empire, during the rule of the emperor Diocletian. Today, it is a territory of a city called Sivas, in Turkey. He was a Christian …

Saint Nicholas Day in Dubrovnik

Saint Nicholas Day in Dubrovnik

Saint Nicholas is one of the most popular saints on the Croatian coast. A saint popularly called St. Nicholas the Traveler, is the patron saint of travelers and seafarers …

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