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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Historical, cultural and tourist city - Dubrovnik - with famous Walls of Dubrovnik. Source: guia-dubrovnik.net

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Dubrovnik is the symbol of Croatian tourism, a tourist mecca for both Croatian and world jet-set, a cruiser destination on their Mediterranean cruises. It was included on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1979. The settlement developed in the 7th century when a group of refugees from Epidaurus (Cavtat), disturbed by a strong earthquake and scared of Avars and Slavs, found shelter on the nearby island of Laus. The nearby mainland, Dubrava (Dub forest) was inhabited by the old Slavic tribes. The filling of the canal between those two settlements and the construction of defensive walls in the
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Stradun - main street in the Old Town, once a canal between islet of Laus and mainland. Source: dubrovnik-pupotravel.com

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12th century gave the Old Town of Dubrovnik its current shape. In 1272, Dubrovnik already had a Statute. Medical service existed from 1301 and the first pharmacy was opened in the Monastery of Little Brothers in 1317 (the pharmacy still exists there). The progressiveness of Dubrovnik is also shown in the records that say it had a sanctuary for old and disabled in 1347 and in the first half of the 15th century it abolished slavery, opened an orphanage, built water supply system, and Dubrovnik merchant navy was the third largest in the world at that time, with 180 ships. It was proved that Dubrovnik Karaka
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Cable car that goes from Old Town to Srd Hill provides visitors with panoramic view of Dubrovnik and its archipelago. Source: ulaznice.com.hr

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sailed all the way to North American shores, and the strength of the Ragusa Republic is reflected in the fact that it had a colony in India, in village of Gandaulim close to Old Goa (Velha Goa) where the Church of St. Vlaho still stands. St. Vlaho is the patron saint of Dubrovnik. During your visit to Dubrovnik you can see numerous churches, monasteries, City Walls, Onofrio's Fountain, Lovrijenac fortress, Pillar of Orlando, Elaphite Islands, Island of Locrum, Trsteno Arboretum, Dubrovnik Summer Games, etc. Accommodation is available in dozens of first class hotels, from the large hotel complex on Babin kuk to hotels in the city to rooms and apartments in private houses and villas of Dubrovnik locals. Apartment rental in Dubrovnik and the area is an integral part of its tourist offer.

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