Lokrum Island (Dubrovnik)
Lokrum Island is rich in history. As legend has it, Richard the Lionheart suffered a shipwreck near Lokrum while he was returning home from the Crusades in Palestine. He found sanctuary on the Island of Lokrum and to show his gratitude decided to build a church there. During his stay on the island, Maximilian of Habsburg decided to buy it. There he built a summer mansion, which was later turned into a botanical garden (it was opened in 1959). The island is interesting because a number of plant species from Australia and South America are grown there. On the island you can find a lake called the Dead Sea, which is suitable for children and non-swimmers, and is connected to the open sea. The highest point of Lokrum, Glavica, is 96 meters high. The star-shaped Fort Royal was built in 1806 on a high point of the island. The fort offers a beautiful view of Dubrovnik, Cavtat, and other islands. In 1963 the island was declared a nature reserve, and thirteen years later a special forest vegetation reserve.
Category: Other attractions, Animals and nature, Must visit,
Lokrum, Dubrovnik 20000
42.62585, 018.12309 (42°37’33.1″N, 018°07’23.1″E)
00385 (0)20 311738
Adults: 80 HRK (10.50 EUR); children: 20 HRK (2.60 EUR) – ship and ticket for the island included.
More about prices at: www.lokrum.hr/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/CJENIK-SEZONA2015.png
GPS coordinates: 42.62585, 018.12309 (42°37’33.1″N, 018°07’23.1″E)
Address: Lokrum, Dubrovnik 20000
The island of Lokrum can be reached by boat located in the port of the old city of Dubrovnik with the following GPS coordinates: 42.641013, 18.111537 (42°38’27.6″N, 018°06’41.5″E)
If you are driving with a car show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas odvezite me do starog dijela grada Dubrovnika i ostavite kod gradskih Vrata od Ploča (početak Ulice Frana Supila). Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas uputite me prema gradskoj luci u starom dijelu grada Dubrovnika (idemo za otok Lokrum). Hvala!
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