Rediscovering Dubrovnik at Christmas

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Tvrdava sv.  Ivan, Dubrovnik

Tvrdava sv. Ivan, Dubrovnik

When Dubrovnik was part of Yugoslavia, it was one of the most popular of destinations for Brits to visit. The split up of the country set visitor numbers tumbling. Now they are on the rise again as new visitors find – and previous ones rediscover – just what a beautiful city this is.

Dubrovnik is a unique and exciting city, combining a city rich in historic tradition, activities and a hospitable warmth. George Bernard Shaw was so taken by this beautiful city that he suggested that those of us who seek paradise on earth should go there.

It makes an ideal weekend break or city destination either in summer or winter having direct links on British Airways from London and a new service will start from Croatian Airlines next year.

The city has a mild summer climate with temperatures of around 18° – and a pleasant 11° during the winter months. It means that the city is surrounded by a variety of subtropical flowers, trees and plants. Vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees cover large proportions of land outside the historical city wall.

Everywhere offers Christmas fairs these days but those in Dubrovnik are slightly different having many more local products and those special sweet Dubrovnik delicacies like kontonjata (quince cheese) and prikle. (doughnuts.) These run from the 6th December to the 8th of January and are to be found in the decorated houses in Gundulic Square. And try not to miss the last Friday in January, “the night of the museums” which will take place in the city. In addition to guided tours, a rich education and entertaining program has been organised, including a range of lecture, presentations and promotions surrounding this event. And what child wouldn’t enjoy the Night of the Pirates at the Maritime Museum.

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