The patron saint of Dubrovnik, Blaise is celebrated here perhaps more than anywhere else. An impressive statue of Saint Blaise can be seen at the 1537 Pile Gate. Dubrovnik celebrates its saint's day with enthusiasm. His relics are paraded through the Old Town and there are parades and parties through the day.
Easter in devoutly Catholic Croatia is a social occasion as well as a religious one, and Dubrovnik is as picturesque a place as any to celebrate the holiday. Special masses are held at churches throughout Dubrovnik and many people attend in traditional dress. Decorated eggs are prepared for the occasion and miniature loaves of semi-sweet bread are baked.
The Festival brings together a number of Croatian and international opera singers, musicians, conductors and orchestras who perform against the stunning backdrop of the Old Town. The event was first started to honour Croat tenor Tino Pattiera who died in the 1960s.
The 68th Festival will include more than 80 theatre, music, dance and film programs taking place in churches, fortresses, squares and streets of Dubrovnik. It is the city's premier festival sees a myriad of cultural events grace arts venues and temporary venues throughout the city.
While passing along the famous Ston wall and further along the coast, the main feature of the race is unforgettable view on the islands of Southern Adriatic. That is not all! Apart from participating in the running race, you can spend unforgettable holiday in the beautiful Mediterranean surrounding, visit numerous cultural sites and meet hospitable...