Dubrovnik – The Third Most Romantic City in the World
Sherman’s Travel Lee, the leading American advertiser specialised in tourist travel, has named Dubrovnik the third most romantic city in the world. The Internet pages of this advertiser, visited every week by over 3 million web surfers, listed the top ten romantic destinations across the globe. Ahead of Dubrovnik on this ranking are Buenos Aires and Bora Bora, while Paris, for example, was sixth and Venice at tenth spot.
In the write-up on Dubrovnik the web site says that couples in search of romance are flocking to this wondrous city, of which George Bernard Shaw once proclaimed: “If you want to see heaven on earth, come to Dubrovnik, because the beauty there will leave anyone breathless.”
“Dubrovnik is a city for lovers and all those in search of enjoyment. They will remember Dubrovnik by a night ride on a Karaka, a walk on the island of Lokrum and the moonlit Porporela, these moments are a step away from the exhausting everyday rhythm. In Dubrovnik even the best-known and the global press’s most prominent can remain ‘unnoticed’ and it is for this reason a true magnet for the global jet- set” says the City of Dubrovnik Tourist Board whose representatives have been in contact with Sherman’s Travel.
In it’s introduction to Dubrovnik, Sherman’s Travel also writes: “The French Riviera is officially passé. The new hot spot: Dubrovnik, Croatia. Indeed, crowds are once again flocking to this wondrous city on the southernmost stretch of Croatia’s coast, as enchanted by its beauty today as the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, who once proclaimed, “If you want to see heaven on earth, come to Dubrovnik.”
Dubrovnik’s resurgent popularity should come as no surprise, however. This “jewel of the Adriatic,” as the coastal resort town is often referred to in tourist brochures, is breathtakingly beautiful. The city’s fortified old town overlooks the dazzling Adriatic from a shelter of limestone cliffs and its marble-paved streets are lined with marvelously preserved churches, stately palaces, squares, and terracotta-roofed townhouses. Meanwhile, down along the seaside coast, fine beaches beckon – as do a slew of offshore islands – making Dubrovnik uniquely appealing to history buffs and sun worshippers alike. ”