Conference venue – Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel
The Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik is the largest conference venue in Dubrovnik with the capacity to host 1200 delegates in a multi-purpose conference hall and seven additional meeting rooms. Total meeting area is 1.160 m2, while total exhibition area is 1.000 m2.
Since its opening in May 2009, Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik has already hosted a number of prominent meetings, seminars and conferences organized by globally recognized event management agencies and PCOs.
Hotels and other facilities are located in the narrow part of Dubrovnik, on the west side of the peninsula Lapad covering a total area of approx. 650.000 m2, only 6 km from the Dubrovnik city centre and 22 km from the International Dubrovnik Airport. Attractive location and spatial resources represent a significant competitive advantage over other competitors in the region.
Towards the southern tip of Croatia lies the Old Town of Dubrovnik, the priceless jewel of the Dalmatian Coast and a world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site steeped in history and culture. George Bernard Shaw once wrote, “Those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik”, due to its profound beauty and historic magic. Dubrovnik is also, without doubt, currently one of Europe’s most fashionable conference destinations. A surfeit of modern facilities combined with unique activities for delegates make this a popular choice for event organisers.
Location and connections
Dubrovnik is an old city on the Adriatic Sea coast in the south of the Republic of Croatia, unitary democratic parliamentary republic in Europe at the crossroads of Central Europe and the Mediterranean, set to become the 28th member state of the European Union on July 1st 2013. Dubrovnik is one of the most prominent tourist resorts of the Mediterranean, a seaport and the administrative, cultural and historical centre of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County.
Dubrovnik Airport is the international airport of Dubrovnik. The airport is located approximately 20 km from Dubrovnik city centre. The airport is the second largest in Croatia in terms of passenger numbers and with the longest runway. A new 36,500 m2 terminal with four jet bridges is under construction; the new terminal will have a projected annual capacity of 3.5 million passengers. Further expansion is in the process. The terminal once completed will be the largest in Croatia. Today, Dubrovnik is directly connected with more than 50 European Airports and every year more and more new direct flights are introduced. Flight length between Dubrovnik and major European hubs is up to 2 hour.
Public bus transport
All city districts are excellently connected with frequent regular bus lines of the Libertas Public Transport Company. The public bus time-tables are posted at every bus stop. They are also available at the Dubrovnik Tourist Board Information Offices and at all hotels reception desk.
Dubrovnik has a large network of fully licensed and insured taxi vehicles. Dubrovnik taxi offers regular taxi service, airports transfers, sightseeing tours, group and individual excursions.
Requirements and restrictions
The Government of Croatia allows citizens of specific countries and territories to travel to Croatia for tourism or business purposes with an ordinary passport, and diplomatic and service passports without having to obtain a visa. Citizens of the European Union and Bosnia and Herzegovina can enter Croatia only with a valid Identity Card that proves their citizenship.
Croatia is a member of the European Union from July 1st 2013 and therefore our visa regime is fully harmonized with the European system.
Information about the visa regime between the Republic of Croatia and all other countries are available on official web site of Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs: http://www.mvep.hr/en/
Dubrovnik’s most important feature and the most visually dominant symbol of the town; an impressive Middle Age construction where the corner towers of Minceta, Revelin, Bokar and Sveti Ivan create the city’s famous historical shield.
“Obliti privatorum publica curate” or “Forget your private business, concern yourself with public affairs”. This remarkable inscription can be found above the entrance of the Rector’s Palace, the most important public building in Dubrovnik and a site that was once the government headquarters and the Rector’s residence.
Stradun is the main “artery” of the city, stretched between the two town gates, the gate of Pile and Ploce. Stradun invites you to walk it and feel its rhythm.
The oldest multimedia building in Dubrovnik, built in 1520 in a mixed late gothic and renaissance style. It used to be a storage and customs building [Divon], and is now the State Archive where the most important documents about Dubrovnik’s history are kept.
Franciscan monastery is a wonderful work of Dubrovnik architecture and one of the most prominent Dubrovnik attractions. Part of the monastery contains a very rich library that has a large number of preserved manuscripts of invaluable cultural and historical value. A pharmacy was founded in the monastery 1317, the third oldest in the whole world, continuously functioning until present day.
The oldest monastery in Dubrovnik (1225) is an extremely valuable historical building, and also houses an important treasury of ancient Dubrovnik artwork, including 239 incunabula.
Church of St. Blaise
The Church of St. Blaise (Crkva Sv. Vlaha) is an 18th-century baroque church on Luza Square dedicated to the patron saint and protector of Dubrovnik. This majestic church is located at the intersection of two main thoroughfares, where public gatherings in Dubrovnik are held – ‘Placa’ and Pred dvorom’. It was built by the Venetian architect and sculptor M. Gropelli at the beginning of the 18th century.
Another witness of the times, once the main trading and maritime hub, today a picturesque part of Dubrovnik.