“CULTURE OPENS THE SENSE OF BEAUTY” RALPF WALDO EMERSON

DUBROVNIK BEACH PERFECT SUMMER

The picturesque and idyllic costal city of Dubrovnik has been a holiday staple for European travelers for decades, but being used as the backdrop for many famous movies and TV shows like „Game of Thrones“ has rocketed the small city into being a vacation destination for tourists from all around the globe. The Dubrovnik area and the nearby Elaphiti Islands are home of some of the best beaches in Croatia, renowned for a crystal clear sea, perfect sunbathing spots for everyone, wether you prefer a pebble beach, rocky beach or beautiful sandy beaches.

Coral Beach Dubrovnik Summer Festival

BIGGEST ATTRACTION – THE HISTORIC OLD TOWN

The biggest attraction in Dubrovnik is definitely the historic old town, with the famous Pile Gate, the impressive town walls, numerous ancient churches, monuments and buildings that attract hundred thousands of tourists each year to the Adriatic Pearl. If you want to find out more about Dubrovnik, the old town, it’s best beaches and hidden gems, check out our previous blog posts here on our EVENTS & NEWS section.

Dubrovnik Pile Gate and Draw Bridge, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik Old Town

CULTURAL HIGHLIGHT FOR LOCALS & TOURISTS

TRADITIONAL IDEAS & MODERN VALUES

The Dubrovnik Summer Festival one of the longest-running European festivals and one of the most prestigious cultural events in Croatia. It will be held this year from 10 July to 25 August for the 73rd time, starting of with a big opening ceremony held in front of St. Blaise church, followed by massive fireworks over the old town.

Dubrovjik Summer Festival Dance

During 47 days of summer, the locals and visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a carefully selected program comprising the Festival’s own productions and top guest performances featuring some of the best Croatian and international artists. The core of culture consists of traditional ideas based on historical principles, combined with modern values. The festival’s rich and diverse program is prepared for months in advance and is aimed at domestic and foreign audiences of all ages, aware of its long tradition of top-quality artmaking and responsibility to maintain it – says the Festival Artistic Director, Dora Ruždjak Podolski.

67 Dubrovnik Summer Festival

HIGH LEVEL PERFORMANCES

The festival includes drama programs comprised of the Festival’s own theatre productions. As part of the ongoing collaboration with the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, the Croatian National Theatre Zagreb will perform „My Brilliant Friend“ in Gradac Park, based on Elena Ferrante’s novel, an enthralling portrait of Italian society over several decades which ranks among the best contemporary novels. An essential part of the Festival’s dance program, the Linđo Folklore Ensemble will traditionally present Croatia’s rich folk music and dance tradition.

This summer, the 73rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival music program includes high level performances of national and international artists accompanied by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra. The festivities will traditionally close on 25 August with the concert of the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ivan Repušić, with the world-renowned young American soprano Nadine Sierra that each year attracts thousands of people to the old town.

Dubrovnik Summer Festival

The summer festival is one of the highlights during the Croatian summer season and its numerous concerts, theatre plays and events are definitely worth visiting during your perfect summer in Dubrovnik.