Adriatic Sea coast in the extreme south of Croatia, positioned at 42░39'N 18░04'E at the terminal end of the Isthmus of Dubrovnik. It is one of the most prominent tourist resorts, a seaport and the center of the
The city of Dubrovnik was based on maritime trade. In the Middle Ages,
as the Republic of Ragusa, it became the only eastern Adriatic city-state
to rival Venice. Supported by its wealth and skilled diplomacy, the city
Dubrovnik was pummelled with some 2000 shells in 1991 and 1992 during
Yugoslavia's agretion. Shells struck 68% of the 824 buildings in the old town, leaving holes in two out of three tiled roofs. Building facades and the paving stones of streets and squares suffered 314 direct hits and there were 111 direct hits on the great wall. Nine historic palaces were completely gutted by fire while the Sponza Palace, Rector's Palace, St Blaise's Church, Franciscan monastery and the carved fountains,Amerling and Onofrio, sustained serious damage. The total damage was estimated at US$10 million.
Dubrovnik's appeal lies in the old town of Stari Grad, with its marble-paved
squares, steep cobbled streets, tall houses, convents, churches, palaces,
fountains and museums, all cut from the same light-coloured stone. Although Dubrovnik was heavily shelled in 1991 and '92, it has been largely restored.
Best time to visit Dubrovnik
May, June, September and October are the best months to visit; the sea and air are warm, there's plenty to do and you get a break on hotel prices.
festivals such as Carnival and the Feast of St Blaise.
Walk along the walls will probably be the highlight of your visit to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik-Neretva county. Its population was 43,770 in 2001 and 49,728 in 1991. in 2001 the absolute majority of its citizens describe themselves as Croats with 88.39% (2001 census). Dubrovnik is nicknamed "Pearl of the Adriatic".
achieved a remarkable level of development during the 15th and 16th centuries. Dubrovnik was one of the centers of the development of the Croatian language and literature, home to many notable poets, playwrights, painters, mathematicians, physicists and other scholars.Dubrovnik's city walls were built between the 13th and
16th centuries, and are still intact today. Arguably the finest city walls in the world, they are 25m (82ft) high, with 16 towers.
Dubrovnik's peak season is in July and August. The Dubrovnik Summer Festival is in full swing and the city is full of concerts and events. It can be uncomfortably crowded and hot, however. Accommodation is scarce and expensive during this period and it is imperative to reserve in advance. November to March is the low season but there are some great local