Join us on a captivating journey through time as we explore the storied past of Dubrovnik’s Jewish community, whose vibrant history spans centuries of triumph and tribulation. Our expert guides will lead you through the enchanting streets of this ancient city, unveiling its rich Jewish heritage and bringing to life the tales and traditions that have shaped this remarkable community. (History lovers will also enjoy our Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls Private Tour.)
Our tour begins at the mesmerizing Dubrovnik Synagogue, a hidden gem that stands as one of the most treasured sites of Jewish culture in Europe. This architectural marvel seamlessly blends a 13th-century Gothic house with a 16th-century Sephardic synagogue, creating an awe-inspiring setting that will leave you spellbound. Marvel at the lavish interior decorations while our knowledgeable guides share the fascinating history of this sacred space.
As we meander through the charming streets of the Jewish Ghetto, established in 1546 in present-day Žudioska ulica (Jewish Street), you’ll be transported back in time. Our guides will regale you with delightful anecdotes and captivating stories about the everyday lives of the Jewish community who once called this vibrant neighborhood home.
Our journey will take you through 2000 years of Jewish history, from the ancient Roman Empire to the vibrant communities that blossomed during the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian eras. Learn about the waves of Jewish refugees who sought solace on the Balkan Peninsula, escaping the horrors of the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions, and how they thrived in their newfound homes.
Throughout the tour, we’ll highlight the unique influences and diverse backgrounds that make Dubrovnik’s Jewish community exceptional. We’ll explore their remarkable contributions to trade, industry, medicine, law, and more, as well as their enduring spirit in the face of adversity, including the devastating impact of the Holocaust.
Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the captivating world of Dubrovnik’s Jewish heritage. Join us on this unforgettable walking tour and uncover the hidden treasures that await you in the heart of this enchanting city. Book your spot today and embark on a journey through time, culture, and history you’ll never forget.
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