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Visit Dubrovnik in Croatia: The Pearl of the Adriatic

Visit Dubrovnik in Croatia: The Pearl of the Adriatic (2021)

Dubrovnik is the southernmost coastal city of Croatia. The city is located close to the border of Montenegro and Bosnia. The city is about 230 km from Split and 630 km from the city of Zagreb.Dubrovnik in Croatia Image Source

The Dubrovnik city is nicknamed the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” The coastal city is inhabited by 42,000 Croatians. The Dubrovnik city was initially known as Ragusa when it was built in the 7th century. The Dubrovnik city was severely damaged in 1667 following a devastating earthquake.

Dubrovnik was ruled as a free state from the 14th to 19th centuries. The city was ruled by Austrian, Hungarian, and Yugoslavian ruler. The Dubrovnik city was once more damaged significantly in 1991 during wars within Yugoslavia. The restoration of Dubrovnik city was completed in 2000.

Tourists visiting Dubrovnik city can see the historic old town, defensive town wall, cobblestone streets, spectacular palaces, Onofrio’s Fountain, ancient churches, and the 15th-century engineering marvel.

Most tourists come to Dubrovnik to see the location where the Game of Thrones filming was conducted. These sites include Minceta Tower (walls of Dubrovnik) and the town of Kaštel Gomilica that is located just outside Split. Also, locations of Diocletian’s Palace in Split and Dubrovnik’s Old Town were included in the movie.