Croatia has recently attracted millions of curious travelers from around the world avid for culture, sunshine, and beautiful beaches. The fancy cities of the glittering Adriatic coast, charming little towns, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and a thriving food and wine scene make visitors’ curiosity amply rewarded. Travelers fall in love with the treasures of this Mediterranean beauty.
Mon, August 8, 6:00pm-8:00pm: Dubrovnik Archives and History of Medicine
Tue, August 9, 6:00pm-8:00pm: Lokrum Island
Wed, August 10, 6:00pm-8:00pm: Religions in Dubrovnik
Thu, August 11, 6:00pm-8:00pm: Hospitals in War
Field trips may include additional visits to:
- The Old City of Dubrovnik
The beautiful old city Dubrovnik, and its streets with excellently preserved antiquities will immediately bring you back to past historical times. Magnificent walls surrounding the old city are among the best preserved in the Mediterranean region. Did you know that the Dubrovnik Republic was the first country in the world to ban slavery and recognize the independence of the United States?
2. The Set of Game of Thrones
There are several sites in the Old City where Game of Thrones was filmed which includes the Pile and Ploče gate, the St. Dominika street, along the city walls includes the Bokar fort and the Minčeta tower. The Old Town of Dubrovnik was founded in the 7th Century by refugees from Epidaurus in Greece and is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its historical significance. As soon as you cross over the drawbridge and walk through the Pile Gate you will find yourself entering an ancient city that is brimming with amazing architecture and surrounded by the Mediterranean on the one side and amazing walls on the other.
3. Rector’s Palace
Dubrovnik Museum, Rector’s Palace is an impressive building in itself. With soaring arches, period furniture and a dramatic staircase, this structure steals the show from the museum exhibits it holds within.
4. Dubrovnik Jewish Synagogue
Reported to be the second oldest synagogue in Europe and the world’s oldest Sefardic synagogue still in use, Dubrovnik Jewish synagogue is still a place for the local Jewish community to worship on holy days. Sustaining damage from earthquakes and wars, this small but well cared for structure stills stands today due to its historical value and unique design.
5. Zadar City and the Sea Organ
In Zadar, Croatia (add link) there is an experimental musical instrument made by the architect Nikola Bašić as part of the project to redesign the new city coast (Nova riva), and the site was opened to the public on 15 April 2005. In 2006, the Sea Organ was awarded with the prize ex-aequo of the fourth edition of the European Prize for Urban Public Space. The waves interact with the organ which turns the rhythm of the waves into real, actual music. The Sea Organ has drawn millions of tourists and locals alike. In addition, white marble steps leading down to the water were built later. Concealed under these steps, which both protect and invite, is a system of polyethylene tubes and a resonating cavity that turns the site into a large musical instrument, played by the wind and the sea.