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Today we prepared one interesting subject for all of you who will be in Dubrovnik from 10th of July up until 25th of August, and all of you who are sorry not to be here during this period. Why you might ask?
Well.. as the title says, between those dates Dubrovnik summer festival is being held on the most famous stages in the city, on the island Lokrum, inside the fortress Lovrijenac, etc.
This year is the most special one as it is 70th festival anniversary!
The grand opening ceremony of Dubrovnik summer festival originated from medieval times, when in order to amuse the citizens of Dubrovnik, travelling actors, troubadours and others were allowed to enter the City. Allowed by who? For that you should visit our Dubrovnik Republic experience and learn some more. In short terms; Dubrovnik had a Rector and he would give the keys of the city to the actors as a symbol they are allowed to entertain the citizens of Dubrovnik. Each and every year on the grand opening ceremony of this magnificent festival, the actors (of today) recreate that symbolic moment and the conversations between Rector and actors.
The opening night is on Stradun for everyone to see, on the 10th of July – do not miss it!
Tip1: the best views on the fireworks that mark the grand opening of the event is best seen from Banje beach (Ploče gate of the Old Town).
Tip2: If you are in Dubrovnik on the 09th of July and find yourself around midnight inside the Old Town, stroll down to Stradun street, you may find the actors reversing.
Every year so many great artists, musicians, writers, choreographers, conductors, directors, and so many more come to Dubrovnik to share this magnificent stage. The programme is being held in several different spots, as mentioned before; fort Lovrijenac, island Lokrum are just one of those, Rectors Palace, open air stages on town's squares and towers, Sponza and St. Blaze Church.
Tickets for this magical events and other theatrical, musical, ballet and events at the 70th Dubrovnik Summer Festival are sold online exclusively at Dubrovnik Summer Festival Offical Page or at the Festival Box Office at the address: Od Sigurate 1 (Old Town Dubrovnik). The box office is open on a daily basis from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm from 1 July.
If you are in Dubrovnik at this time, or plan to come, or you find yourself somewhere in the close neighbourhood of Dubrovnik – do visit, do check the programme of the festival among almost sixty events you will surely find at least one to experience and the most important thing, do let us know your opinion and comments!
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