Old City of Dubrovnik

Old City of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik (pronounced [dǔbroːʋniːk]Italian: Ragusa) is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea, in the region of Dalmatia. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, a seaport and the centre of Dubrovnik-Neretva County. Its total population is 42,615 (census 2011). In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

The prosperity of the city of Dubrovnik was historically based on maritime trade. As the capital of the Republic of Ragusa, a maritime republic, the city achieved a high level of development, particularly during the 15th and 16th centuries. Dubrovnik became notable for its wealth and skilled diplomacy.

The beginning of tourism in Dubrovnik is associated with the construction of the Hotel Imperial in Dubrovnik in 1897. According to CNNGo, Dubrovnik is among the 10 best preserved medieval walled cities in the world.[4] Although Dubrovnik was demilitarised in the 1970s to protect it from war, in 1991, after the breakup of Yugoslavia, it was besieged by the Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA) for seven months and received significant shelling damage.

Outline
Dubrovnik (pronounced [dǔbroːʋniːk]Italian: Ragusa) is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea, in the region of Dalmatia.

Recommended world heritage video

  1. Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto

    Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto

  2. Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias

    Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias

  3. Limes

    Limes

  1. Porto Venere

    Porto Venere

  2. Antonine Wall

    Antonine Wall

  3. Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid

    Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid

  1. Hanseatic City of Lübeck

    Hanseatic City of Lübeck

  2. Ensemble of the Ferrapontov Monastery

    Ensemble of the Ferrapontov Monastery

  3. Historical Centre of the City of Yaroslavl

    Historical Centre of the City of Yaroslavl

  1. City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg

    City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg

  2. Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville

    Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville

  3. Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

    Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

  1. Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island

    Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island

  2. Churches of Moldavia

    Churches of Moldavia

  3. Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon

    Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon

  1. Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent

    Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent

  2. Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica

    Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica

  3. Engelsberg Ironworks

    Engelsberg Ironworks

  1. Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta

    Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta

  2. City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications

    City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications

  3. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims

    Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims

  1. Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon

    Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon

  2. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)

    Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)

  3. Old Rauma

    Old Rauma

  1. Monastic Island of Reichenau

    Monastic Island of Reichenau

  2. Old City of Zamość

    Old City of Zamość

  3. Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)

    Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)

  1. Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona

    Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona

  2. Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

    Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

  3. Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida

    Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida

  1. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces

    Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces

  2. Wachau Cultural Landscape

    Wachau Cultural Landscape

  3. Old Town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof

    Old Town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof

  1. Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta

    Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta

  2. Rila Monastery

    Rila Monastery

  3. Medieval Town of Torun

    Medieval Town of Torun

  1. The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainault)

    The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainault)

  2. Meteora

    Meteora

  3. Historic Areas of Istanbul

    Historic Areas of Istanbul

facebook comments
Comment
To the Top