Dubrovnik’s Curiosities

Dubrovnik’s Curiosities

Domus Christi – The House Of Christ

Domus Christi – The House Of Christ

“Take your cross and follow me!” is a Latin inscription on a medallion above the entrance to Domus Christi, the first opened public hospice in Dubrovnik. It’s a tribute to Jesus and …

My Name Is Bond; No, Sorry, My Name Is Popov

My Name Is Bond; No, Sorry, My Name Is Popov

Do you remember the scene from the Casino Royale, the first of Bond movies, when James Bond bluffing during the baccarat game, slammed a bag full of money on the table? That particular …

Rectors Of The Republic Of Dubrovnik

Rectors Of The Republic Of Dubrovnik

During the times of the Republic of Dubrovnik, “rector” was a formal title for a governor. He was a figurehead of the Dubrovnik government. He had to be a nobleman, older than 50 …

Croatian Currency

Croatian Currency

Kuna means a Pine (North European) marten, an animal related to wolverines, minks, badgers or weasels. Martens are small animals (up to 21 inches in length) with long bushy tails (a tail makes the half of the marten’s …

The Silk Production in Konavle Region

The Silk Production in Konavle Region

A century-old long tradition of silk production is still alive in the Dubrovnik’s southernmost region Konavle. Girls from Konavle were breeding silkworm moths in their …

Marital Curiosities In Medieval Dubrovnik

Marital Curiosities In Medieval Dubrovnik

In the 15th century Dubrovnik, a bride did not have to be present at the wedding ceremony. Instead, her father would take a groom for his daughter’s lawful husband in her name …

Domus Christi – The House Of Christ

Domus Christi – The House Of Christ

“Take your cross and follow me!” is a Latin inscription on a medallion above the entrance to Domus Christi, the first opened public hospice in Dubrovnik. It’s a tribute to Jesus and …

My Name Is Bond; No, Sorry, My Name Is Popov

My Name Is Bond; No, Sorry, My Name Is Popov

Do you remember the scene from the Casino Royale, the first of Bond movies, when James Bond bluffing during the baccarat game, slammed a bag full of money on the table? That particular …

Rectors Of The Republic Of Dubrovnik

Rectors Of The Republic Of Dubrovnik

During the times of the Republic of Dubrovnik, “rector” was a formal title for a governor. He was a figurehead of the Dubrovnik government. He had to be a nobleman, older than 50 …

Croatian Currency

Croatian Currency

Kuna means a Pine (North European) marten, an animal related to wolverines, minks, badgers or weasels. Martens are small animals (up to 21 inches in length) with long bushy tails (a tail makes the half of the marten’s …

The Silk Production in Konavle Region

The Silk Production in Konavle Region

A century-old long tradition of silk production is still alive in the Dubrovnik’s southernmost region Konavle. Girls from Konavle were breeding silkworm moths in their …

Marital Curiosities In Medieval Dubrovnik

Marital Curiosities In Medieval Dubrovnik

In the 15th century Dubrovnik, a bride did not have to be present at the wedding ceremony. Instead, her father would take a groom for his daughter’s lawful husband in her name …

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