If you want to visit the city where HBO is filming the famous “Game of Thrones” series, you should give a call to Europa Coaches Dubrovnik and our team will be happy to take you there. Dubrovnik is a city full of with medieval spirit. If you are medieval enthusiast, then Dubrovnik is the perfect place to satisfy your curiosity. Dubrovnik is also known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. The old town was built on a huge rock. You can still visit the pharmacy, churches, monasteries, ancient palace and a bell tower from the 14th century.
The city walls are considered to be one of the most magnificent monuments in Europe. It is a great example on how fort architecture was developed through the history of Europe. The construction of the walls started in the 8th century, but the major construction took place from the 15th to the end of the 16th century. The huge earthquake in the 17th century did not do much damage. The ramparts are 22 meters high and 6 meter thick. In front of the main wall on the mainland side is an outer wall with 10 circular bastions, which is used to be a moat. The main wall has 14 quadrangular and 2 circular towers, 2 angular fortification and 4 bastions. The entrances are separated in three parts: The Pile gate, Fort St. Johns and Fort St. Luke.
Enjoy the best view from Dubrovnik and the surrounding area from the top of the Srd Hill. The Dubrovnik cable car was built in 1969. Over 2.5 million enthusiastic visitors who wanted to enjoy the most beautiful panoramic views have already been here. On a clear day you can see up to 60km. That is why historical imperial strategic base was also built here.
Franciscan Monastery/Old Pharmacy Museum
The old pharmacy in Franciscan Monastery is one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe. It was founded in 1317 as a house pharmacy for Franciscan friars who were later introduced to the public, serving the whole town’s population. The pharmacy stands right next to the Baroque church among the arches of the atrium of the monastery. The pharmacy is still in function today and offers some products which are made according to ancient Franciscan’s recipes.
When Dubrovnik was the glorious Ragusa, it was governed by a Rector who deserved the best palace the republic could buy. In 12th century gunpowder in the ground floor exploded and Michelozzo Michelozzi was in charge to repair the building. He was a fan of the Renaissance and decides to introduce this new style to the building. The ground floor was rebuilt in Renaissance form. The first floor remained pure Gothic. The style blended remarkably well and the overall effect is most harmonious.
Modern Art Gallery Dubrovnik
Just a short walk away from the old town, the mansion contains 4 floors and 9 rooms of exhibition space. The art collection includes many works by Vlaho Bukovac. In summer time, there is usually at least one exhibition featuring international and leading Croatian artists.
Europa Coaches Dubrovnik would like to take you to mini-Dubrovnik, Korčula town on Korčula Island. Korčula town offers one of Croatia’s most romantic views and has become a top sight for cruise lines. The old town is a mandatory visit on Korčula Island. Admiring the architecture of the old town is a big attraction of Korčula. In the center of the town you can see St. Mark’s Cathedral with the Gothic –Renaissance style. Local legend has it that Marco Polo was born in Korčula and you can visit the new Marco Polo museum to commemorate his life. At night, do not miss the famous Moreska Sword Dance, a colorful spectacle of clashing swords and intricately choreographed dance. Call the Europa Coaches Dubrovnik to arrange a tour!
If you miss sunshine in you city, then you should definitely call Europa Coaches Dubrovnik. We will take you to Hvar Island, where you can experience nearly 3000 hours of sunshine a year, making it Croatia’s sunniest island. Even when the sun goes down, Hvar shines with the best nightlife of the Adriatic. The harbor-side bars and cafes provide entertainment from dinner to breakfast. Hvar town makes excellent base for exploring the island. For example, you can visit the tiny port of Jelsa, village of Vrboska, and minuscule port of Milna. The day trips to the offshore Pakleni Island, which offers excellent scuba diving, are the most interesting thing you can experience on Hvar. Contact the Europa Coaches Dubrovnik to visit this beautiful island.
If you are interested in sports and outdoor activities, Europa Coaches Dubrovnik will take you to Split. Our comfortable buses will make your five hour journey from Dubrovnik to Split interesting and relaxed. Split is one of the most famous towns in Croatia for its sporting history and famous athletes. The local football team has produced a number of world-class players. Tennis is another popular sport. Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic and top player Mario Ancic were both raised in Split. If you are more interested in history, then Diocletian’s Palace is perfect for you to visit. Diocletian’s Palace is not only a historical discovery but it also contains Split’s most interesting shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. Besides the sightseeing in Split, the town makes an excellent base for exploring the wonders of many other islands, such as Brač and Solta.
Europa Coaches Dubrovnik is also interested in UNESCO World Heritage site. This time, we would like to take you to Mostar. There you will see Stari Most, the old bridge built by Turks in 1566, destroyed in 1993, but rebuilt in 2004. The bridge is 21m high and members of Mostar Diving Club frequently dive off the bridge.
The second interesting place to visit is Muslibegovica House, which was constructed 300 years ago. It is considered the most beautiful house from Ottoman period in the Balkans. Unlike other architectural styles, this house resembled a four-storey house built around the center. Double arched entrance with the central pillar reveals Mediterranean influence.