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Life and Culture in Dubrovnik

Life and Culture in Dubrovnik since medieval times

Dubrovnik Culture

Dubrovnik is the town that has rich cultural, sport and artistic life. It has its own theatre and symphony orchestra, cinemas and various art galleries.
Out of season regular concerts by Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra are held in several concert venues in Dubrovnik’s Old Town centre. Theatre plays, performed by Dubrovnik Theatre, are played weekly in Theatre’s own venue.

Museum of Modern Art holds popular contemporary art shows, while smaller art galleries have their own continuous programme.
Day of St. Blaise Festival and Dubrovnik Carnival that are annually held in Dubrovnik since the Middle Ages, take place in the winter too. During the second week of April popular Libertas Film Festival is held.

Dubrovnik culturally becomes much livelier during summer months, when Dubrovnik Summer Festival take place. Read more about Dubrovnik Summer Festival

Cultural institutions in Dubrovnik:

Theatres in Dubrovnik

Theatres in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik’s theatre is named after Marin Držić – the Dubrovnik’s renowned 16th century Renaissance playwright. Established in 19th century, it is from the old times the last remaining theatre in Dubrovnik. Its  building is located in the very centre of..Read more » Theatres in Dubrovnik


Dubrovnik Summer Festival

Dubrovnik Summer Festival

Dubrovnik Summer Festival (Dubrovacke Ljetne Igre) is held annually in Dubrovnik during July and August.  The Festival begun back in 1950’s and includes daily performances of theatre plays and classical and folk music and dance. The shows are held in..Read more » Dubrovnik Summer Festival

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Sport in Dubrovnik:

Water Polo in Dubrovnik

Water Polo in Dubrovnik in 1925

Water polo is no 1 sport in Dubrovnik with more that a century old tradition. There is an annual ‘Waterpolo Wild League’ aka ‘Divlja Liga‘ that is Dubrovnik’s local water polo championship held in July and August around town’s beaches with final game held in the Old port (see photo from 1925). The championship is also held in DanceCopakabana and other beaches whit about forty local teams. See photos on the official web page here.  See also crowd watching water polo match in Dubrovnik’s Old Harbour, near Porporela;  photo taken in 1925 » Water Polo in Dubrovnik in 1925

Fishing in and around Dubrovnik

Beside water polo, basketball and fishing are other popular sports in Dubrovnik. See some photos below:

Popular routes: Split to Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik to Split, Hvar to Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik to Hvar

Fishing in and around Dubrovnik

Fishing near Dubrovnik in 1920s Fishing in Porporela, Dubrovnik in 1950s

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