Dubrovnik – “City of Stone and Light”

An another Croatian beauty to behold 🙂

Journey Around The Globe

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA: Dubrovnik, frequently known as “City of Stone and Light” doesn’t need much of introduction. It’s the home of HBO’s Game of Throne, one of the world’s top ten wedding destinations, abundance of breathtaking vistas, and coastline walks. And it’s an old city by the Adriatic Sea or as they call it “Pearl of the Adriatic”. It’s a prominent and elite tourist destination in Eastern Europe and all Mediterranean. No wonder George Bernard Shaw said “those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik and find it”.

Dubrovnik, Croatia - the "Pearl of the Adriatic" Dubrovnik, Croatia – the “Pearl of the Adriatic”

Around 7th century, this portion of land was under the protection of the Byzantium. Following the Crusades, Venice took over, and then Croatian-Hungarian kingdom. In the 14th century, the nobles of Dubrovnik bargained their freedom, and this become a city-state which flourished for four centuries, maintaining independence from invaders such as…

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  1. Amazing, isn’t it, Ina?!

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  2. Veronika says:

    I love Dubrovnik and have been going there since 1992 when the streets were deserted and the war was still an ever present danger. Then, Stradum’s (the main promenade) stores were boarded up and HV soldiers were everywhere. There was a beauty in the town’s defiance and utter emptiness. What I don’t like about Dubrovnik, today, is the massive cruise ships coming in to the harbour, dumping their waste in the pristine Adriatic, and thousands of pushy tourists in the tiny walled city. Remember, it’s a small area of space. I think tourism is very important for the economy but Dubrovnik in certain months is so crowded that the city has to to rope off the entrances to the old town so only a certain amount of people can enter. It’s an utter mess. And it’s tragic. Best to go in the off season and avoid the massive crowds.
    Lots of videos online of Dubrovnik like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lwNi61Lya4

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  3. yeseventhistoowillpass says:

    I didn’t know it wS on the coast. That’s how ignorant I am..

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  4. A place of such beauty and resilient people…

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  5. Dubrovnik is not as beautiful as it use to be many years ago when you can go on Stradun and meet anyone you wanted to meet. It was the place where people will meet people. The girls would come down to show their new hair style, new shoes or jeans or the best things they had in those days. On the other hand boys would hang in shop windows taking notes of every little thing, while trying to get their eyes locked with new lady of the night. I remember boys and girls would come from all neighboring hamlets on Saturday night like Konavli, Zupa, Rijeka, Zaton, Trsteno because Stradun was the place to be,,, it was 100 times more than any disco this days. Those were the days……

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    • Ah, yes, rb – things have changed everywhere it seems – the modern times are no match for the “good old days” when it comes to community living 🙂

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  6. This is a fantastic post! I would love to see this city with my own eyes one day… thank you for sharing it.

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