Sunday 29 March 2020

Old City of Dubrovnik

I said in other posts that I would love to visit Croatia and make stops in Split and in Trogir, but if I had to choose only one place of this country it would be Dubrovnik. The description in the UNESCO website as "Pearl of the Adriatic" must mean something :)

This postcard was sent by Antonella

Dubrovnik is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea, in the region of Dalmatia.(...) In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
The prosperity of the city was historically based on maritime trade; as the capital of the maritime Republic of Ragusa, it achieved a high level of development, particularly during the 15th and 16th centuries, as it became notable for its wealth and skilled diplomacy.

This postcard was sent by Steffi

According to CNNGo, Dubrovnik is among the 10 best preserved medieval walled cities in the world. Although it was demilitarised in the 1970s to protect it from war, in 1991, after the breakup of Yugoslavia, it was besieged by the Serb andMontenegrin soldiers gathered in the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) for seven months and suffered significant damage from shelling. - in: wikipedia

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