DUBROVNIK -ADRIATIC PEARL
The over a thousand year old history of Dubrovnik is visible in every part of this city. The city is a living museum and a live stage, and has an ideal connection between its historical past and the modern day.
The history of Dubrovnik can be summed up in two words – ‘fascinating’ and ‘turbulent’. Throughout the centuries the famous and infamous have left their mark on the city. Since then it has fought and refought for its freedom on an almost continual basis. Founded by the Venetians 1300 years ago, it first became a republic in the 14th century. However, a major earthquake in 1667, coupled with increasing competition from other trade routes led to its decline and in 1806 it was conquered by Napoleon. Following Yugoslavia’s civil war, it has now become one of the most enchanting destinations throughout the whole of Europe, with Orlando’s Column again flying the flag of freedom for all to see.
The over a thousand year old history of Dubrovnik is visible in every part of this city. The city is a living museum and a live stage, and has an ideal connection between its historical past and the modern day. It is surrounded by medieval walls that are 1940 metres long and are preserved in their original form. They are open to visitors and are the city’s greatest attraction. Since 1979 the town has been under UNSECO protection.
Dubrovnik is mainly a cultural destination, which asides from monuments of interest, offers a series of cultural events and festivals. Dubrovnik is a destination where you can enjoy a rest, and has extremely good air connections with all the larger European centres. Dubrovnik is a city that charms, a city that you fall in love with and always return to like new, to discover more unique experiences.
DUBROVNIK OLD TOWN
The Pearl of the Adriatic became a major Mediterranean power after the 13th century. This late-medieval planned city in the south part of the east Adriatic Croatian coast with its historical core situated at the foot of Mount Srđ has preserved the character of a unique urban whole throughout the centuries, defined by the city walls. It has a significant place in the history of city planning. Although severely devastated by the 1667 earthquake, Dubrovnik has managed to preserve its gothic, renaissance and baroque churches, monasteries and fountains.
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