Tuesday 3 June 2014

Dubrovnik draft short town description (dmb)

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Dubrovnik (pop. 42000)  is located on the coast of Croatia. The World Heritage City was historically the independent Republic of Ragusa. The marble paved mainstreet is symbolic of inter-ethnic and cultural unity.  Beautifully restored since being gravely damaged in the wars of the Yugoslav succession in 1991, Dubrovnik is now again the centre of Adriatic tourism. A useful summary of its heritage and history is available in DennisRodwell’s ‘World Heritage – 38 Dubrovnik’.

The complete, accessible and magnificent walls date mainly from 15th-16th Centuries and largely survived the 17th Century earthquake.
Town website link http://www.dubrovnik.hr/ (in Croatian)
Baedeker references Sud Allemagne et Autriche 1902 pp 404-5 (as Ragusa); Dalmatien und Die Adria 1929 (includes plan)pp 191-195 (as Ragusa/Dubrovnik).
Photos from a DMB visit 2003, may be more later from 2011.