Dubrovnik (lat. Ragusium) is a town in the south of Croatia, one of the most important historical and tourist centers of Croatia. In 2011. Dubrovnik old town has had 42,615 inhabitants. In 1979 the city was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.
The most common explanation of the name is due to Constantine Porphyrogenitus’s De Administrando Imperio (10th century). According to this account, Ragusa is the foundation of the refugees from Epidaurum (Ragusa Vecchia), a Greek city situated some 15 km (9 mi) to the south of Ragusa. The city was destroyed in the Slavic incursions of the 7th century.

Dubrovnik in the Middle Ages

In the past the prosperity of Dubrovnik has always been based on maritime trade. Republic of Dubrovnik in the Middle Ages has become the only city-state on the eastern Adriatic coast. In those times Dubrovnik has competed with the Venetian Republic. In addition to its wealth and diplomacy, the city has achieved huge development, especially during the 15th and 16th centuries. The city was one of the most important centers for development of Croatian language and literature. The city wa also a birth place of many important Croatian poets, dramatists, painters, mathematicians, physicists and others.


Dubrovnik Points of Interest

The city is the most beautiful in whole Mediterranean and a place that tourists simply adore! Huge walls are almost 2000 m long. The oldest document on maritime law in the world and the oldest European Maritime Safety Act were created in the Dubrovnik Republic. In Dubrovnik old town is also the oldest European pharmacy that is constantly being used for pharmacy purposes!
Located at the foot of the town of Srdj, from where the old town is nicely seen.

Dubrovnik Old Town

As soon as you pass the Door of Pila, there is a Plaza called, Stradun. It is made out of the stone, as well as the entire Old Town. Shows all of its baroque splendor with the palaces and churches that surround it. There is also one of the most famous Franciscan monasteries, St. Clair’s, and somewhat lower, the Dominican monastery known by the name of ‘Little Brothers’. Over there is also a pharmacy already mentioned from the beginning of the 14th century. Franciscans are known as good guardians of tradition and their own library maintains several hundred of books called incunabula.

Dubrovnik Stradun

How to get to Dubrovnik from Split

The city with the rest of Croatia is very well connected, especially during the summer season, when the bus can travel directly to numerous destinations, especially from neighboring cities of Split, Zadar and Sibenik.
By air, The city is closely connected with Croatia and the rest of Europe. Dubrovnik Airport is located in Čilipi (Cilipi), in the Konavle district, 20 kilometers south-east of Dubrovnik.





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