Duration of Dubrovnik Jewish Walking Tour: 2 hours
Trace the history of Dubrovnik’s Jewish community
This tour traces the history of Dubrovnik’s Jewish community and its glittering success during the centuries.
We’ll pay a visit to Dubrovnik’s synagogue, one of the most cherished sites of Jewish culture in Europe.
The combination of a 13th century Gothic house with a 16th century Sephardic synagogue interior makes this place an astonishing historical site where your eyes will be captured by splendid decoration of the interior.
Our expert guides will present to you delightful stories and anecdotes from everyday’s life in the Jewish Ghetto (established 1546, in present-day Žudioska ulica – Jewish Street).
The history of the Jews in the former Yugoslavia dates back to the period of the Roman Empire, some 2000 years ago, with no evidence on continuity until the 15th century.
After fleeing from the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions a large numbers of Jews found refuge on the Balkan Peninsula, mostly in Ottoman ruled areas.
Jews under Ottoman ruled areas were engaged in many fields of commerce between the various provinces in the Ottoman Empire and were prominent in trade, manufacture and medicine (alternative).
In Austro-Hungarian area Jews were mostly engaged in trade, and later on in industrial development, medicine, law and finance, civil engineering, education and administrative service.
Of the 82,500 Jews of Yugoslavia alive in 1941, only 14,000 (17%) survived the Holocaust.
This walk will also emphasize the diverse influences on the Community that are unique for this part of Europe and you’ll be able to learn about every aspect of Jewish life in Dubrovnik until today.
What other travel enthusiasts say:
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Game of Thrones tour with Ivan Vukovic
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Exceptional Tour Guide Ivan Vukovic
We were lucky to have Ivan Vukovic as our tour guide. It was four of us in the group. He is very passionate, flexible and professional. Ivan was incredibly knowledgeable, giving us detailed information about the history of Dubrovnik, the old city and surrounding area. He brought us to a panoramic place to see Dubrovnik from the top by night. It was amazing view 🙂 We all loved the tour and the passion that Ivan has for her city. We highly recommend Ivan as tour guide. He is the best 🙂
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Great Game of Thrones tour with Ivan Vukovic
An incredible and fun experience
Ivan is one of the best tour guides you could ever ask for. He’s extremely well-informed, interesting and most importantly, hysterical. He will keep you laughing and smiling throughout your entire adventure. Don’t miss a chance to book a tour with him during your stay.
Best guide Ivan Vukovic
You were in Dubrovnik? Ivan was not your guide?? Then you have not learned anything about this city. He is one of the guides, who share their knowledge, charisma and humor to keep your attention every moment. Fun, informative and professional turist guide. A wonderful day in Dubrovnik thanks to Ivan.
Thanks to Ivan, now I can explain why I'm so in love with Dubrovnik!
Game of Thrones Tour or Dubrovnik in general this is the person you need
Great with kids
Ivan is wonderful
Dubrovnik Game of Thrones & History walking tour
Had a wonderful, entertaining and most interesting couple of hours while taking the walking tour of Game of Thrones combined with the Dubrovnik city history. Our guide Ivan Vukovic Vuka was really professionell and also fun and entertaining! He show and told us about the shooting if GoT, but also mixed facts and fun things of Dubrovnik, Croatia, the culture etc… Highly recommend this tour and guide, it’s a must-do if you are in Dubrovnik✔️Hvala!