The fortresse Lovrijenac is located on a cliff, 37 m above sea level, on the west side of Dubrovnik. It is famous by wedding ceremonies and performances. It’s the most important symbol of resistance to the Republic of Venice. At the entrance to the fortress is an inscription in Latin: “NON BENE PRO TOTO LIBERTAS VENDITUR AURO” (Freedom cannot be sold for all the riches in the world). In the fortress is the Chapel of Saint-Lawrence and a space for stage performances in the inner courtyard. The space is well-known in the world as an excellent stage where large number of dramatic works is run, the most famous being Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”.
Open to visitors, the fortress is an essential part of the city sightseeing tour. It exudes positive energy especially in summer when it is full of foreign visitors.