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FANTASTIQUE, turistički obrt, Dubrovnik

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October 31, 2019

It was well known, if someone was evil during life, there was a higher chance that they could become vampires. The kind of people that hated everyone and everything and enjoyed the misery of others. Or the ones that dwelled in the occult, that signed the contract with the devil, witches or wizards.

In the second half of the 17th century, at least 24 women accused of being witches passed through Dubrovnik prisons, of whom at least six died during their time in prison cells where the circumstances were harsh.

It was in early August of 1660 when captain Ivan Gučetić of Janjina captaincy, the Republic of Dubrovnik, was informed of the presence of vilenicas and witches in his district. Intrigued by the report, he decided to have one of these vilenicas summoned. Soon before him stood a young woman, aged between...

February 21, 2019

Besides enchanting music, the building hides a ghostly phantom, according to witnesses who have reported the feeling of an invisible presence often brushing past them or even walking through them. According to the reportings, the unusual encounters usually happened on the second floor near the library....

This old summer house at Tenturija in Komolac was the place where it often frightened, mostly at night. Household members experienced it as well as the guests that stayed overnight. Even the old people that lived in the area called it the house of ghosts.

January 16, 2018

They called it Lorko. This nickname meant the palace was possessed by some kind of restless spirit, trapped between the worlds. Once surely beautiful palace became, indeed, a sorrowful sight.

In the city of Dubrovnik, in the small glen called Gospino Polje (Our Lady's Field), near the hill Gorica of St. Blaise, there is a church of Our Lady of Mercy. This church is the oldest votive sanctuary of Ragusan seafarers, dating back to the 13th century. Right next to the church there is a Military...

Like many nights before, after long working days, the family gathered around the warm and cozy fireplace to spend couple of evening hours together before going to bed. This was the time before electricity, so a good story or two kept the children entertained. A random visitor, a neighbor or a friend wo...

February 15, 2017

Desperately waiting to regain its former dignity, the summer manor Sorgo-Natali (Sorkočević-Natalić) on Kantafig in Dubrovnik stands there in its dullness, slowly decaying more and more as the time goes by. The forgotten monument from the late 16th century, severed long ago from its access to the sea,...

January 29, 2017

The uneasy feeling overwhelms you, as you reminisce about the tragic story from the end of the 16th century that you heard about one of the Gučetić daughters. Her name was Tereza. She was a beautiful, young redhead who found her love in Trsteno. Her beloved one was a young sailor, Nikola was his name,...

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