Dubrovnik’s proud and turbulent history goes back to 6th century and there is an abundance of reasons why the city is known as “the pearl of Adriatic”. The city suffered great damage during the Croatian war of Independence (1991-1995) but proudly managed to rise and restore its greatness.
Stroll along Stradun, favourite promenade and meeting place, the main street going mid Old Town from Pile to Ploče Gate and do not miss out on the walk along the awesome fortified walls of Dubrovnik. It is one of the best preserved fortification complexes in Europe. The 1940-metre long walls encompass five forts and sixteen towers and bastions so give yourself at least an hour to walk its full length.
During the 14th and 15th c. Dubrovnik was the most significant maritime and mercantile centre of the Adriatic, alongside Venice and Ancona. To learn more about its history and tradition you should visit Ethnographic museum, Cultural and Historical Museum or Maritime Museum. Also a well worth the visit is the Franciscan Monastery with oldest pharmacy in Europe.
Visit Srđ hill above the town and fort Imperial dating back to 1810 which played a vital role in protecting the city from various invaders since the time of Napoleon till modern day. The fort Imperial now houses a museum display of the Croatian War of Independence (1991-95) with many exhibits including all kinds of weapons and shells which hit Dubrovnik during the bombardment, documents and video presentations.
DO NOT MISS a Cable car ride to Srđ Hill (413 m) for spectacular view, photo ops and visit to fort Imperial.
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