Cultural and Historical Heritage
from Celtic and Illyrian times to the present day
Through the centuries-old history of the area, from Celtic and Illyrian times to the present day, in this region have changed different rulers, but they have not changed the basic characteristics of Konavle man, his personality and self-awareness, and his loyalty to the country and homeland.
Different civilizations and cultures that have left their mark on the region today we can experience through the very rich material traces since prehistoric times to the present day.
If you want to immerse yourself into the distant history of Konavle region, make sure you visit Illyrian piles in Mikulići, Mithraeum in Močići or tombstones in Brotnice and St. Barbara church in Dubravka. Beautiful surroundings and heritage of the Republic of Dubrovnik is best to meet during visit of the mills on the river Ljuta or fortress Sokol Grad. Cosmopolitanism and connectivity of this region with global trends of second half of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century could be felt in the Gallery Bukovac, Mausoleum of family Račić or Collection of Baltazar Bogišić.
Specialty of the area and Konavle people is in distinctive traditional costumes and embroidery. The best way to experience the traditions of Konavle is to visit Sunday morning folklore performances in Čilipi.