Dubrovnik’s Curiosities

Dubrovnik’s Curiosities

Dubrovnik Sails

Dubrovnik Sails

The Republic of Dubrovnik built its survival, fame, and wealth on the port and seafaring, building its ships to carry goods all over the Mediterranean.

Tourism in the medieval Dubrovnik

Tourism in the medieval Dubrovnik

The general opinion is that small cities, like Dubrovnik, were isolated, far from civilization, and enclosed within their territories. Five hundred years ago, people were curious and adventurous, the same way we are, and they wanted to travel. Although not for the same reasons.

Adriatic Red Coral

Adriatic Red Coral

Dubrovnik traditional jewelry pieces like necklaces, earrings, hairpins, and decorative buttons have Adriatic red coral beads or decorations.

Easter eggs

Easter eggs

The custom of coloring eggs is a tradition over 2,500 years old that has its roots in Mesopotamia. In the Dubrovnik area, we traditionally make decorations with beeswax.

The Festivity of St. Blaise

The Festivity of St. Blaise

Every year, on February 3 Dubrovnik celebrates the most important festivity of all: the festivity of Saint Blaise. The opening is on the day before, on Candlemas. It starts with the ritual of peace, symbolized by two white doves released by a bishop.

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, …

Dubrovnik Sails

Dubrovnik Sails

The Republic of Dubrovnik built its survival, fame, and wealth on the port and seafaring, building its ships to carry goods all over the Mediterranean.

Tourism in the medieval Dubrovnik

Tourism in the medieval Dubrovnik

The general opinion is that small cities, like Dubrovnik, were isolated, far from civilization, and enclosed within their territories. Five hundred years ago, people were curious and adventurous, the same way we are, and they wanted to travel. Although not for the same reasons.

Adriatic Red Coral

Adriatic Red Coral

Dubrovnik traditional jewelry pieces like necklaces, earrings, hairpins, and decorative buttons have Adriatic red coral beads or decorations.

Easter eggs

Easter eggs

The custom of coloring eggs is a tradition over 2,500 years old that has its roots in Mesopotamia. In the Dubrovnik area, we traditionally make decorations with beeswax.

The Festivity of St. Blaise

The Festivity of St. Blaise

Every year, on February 3 Dubrovnik celebrates the most important festivity of all: the festivity of Saint Blaise. The opening is on the day before, on Candlemas. It starts with the ritual of peace, symbolized by two white doves released by a bishop.

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, …

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