In a picture-perfect setting with its ancient walls looking out across the Adriatic Sea and by Croatia's Dalmation coast, Dubrovnik is a wonderful city for digital nomads to choose for their coliving and coworking adventures.
Visitors can enjoy city life and culture in one of Europe’s most scenic locations and go on countless trips to islands and other small seaside towns nearby. Wine tasting tours are also always popular. There is a reason Dubrovnik is also called “Pearl of the Adriatic.”
Here are some fun facts about Dubrovnik:
- Only about 43,000 people live in Dubrovnik. The city might be small but it has its own international airport and is extremely well connected.
- The city is also known as Ragusa.
- It’s a city of many ‘firsts’: the world-first pharmacy opened here in 1317.
- The world’s first orphanage opened in Dubrovnik in 1432.
- Dubrovnik was also the first country to end slavery in 1416. At the time the city was a republic!
- The city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979. Its old town was built in the 13th century and has remained almost unchanged since then.
- George Bernhard Shaw called the city “heaven on Earth”.
- Until 1472, Latin was the official language of Dubrovnik.
- From 1205 to 1358 Dubrovnik was ruled by Venice.
- Every year the Dubrovnik Summer Festival provides 24 days of culture with many plays, concerts and other events.
- Saint Blaise is the city’s patron saint and he is celebrated with parades that last several days.
- There are several public beaches as well as private beach clubs. Visitors can also take a kayak tour or a romantic cable car ride.
- Scenes from the TV series Game of Thrones were filmed here and there are walking tours around the locations.
Having been a maritime trade center since the Middle Ages, Dubrovnik has always been a very welcoming and open-minded city. Remote workers will find it easy to communicate with the hospitable locals in this trendy tourist destination.