Tuesday 3 June 2014

Dubrovnik draft short town description (dmb)

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.


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