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Dubrovnik Travel Guide
Dubrovnik is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea coast in the extreme south of Dalmatia, positioned at the terminal end of the Isthmus of Dubrovnik and it is one of the most prominent tourist destinations on the Adriatic. The prosperity of the city of Dubrovnik has always been based on maritime trade. Today Dubrovnik is the proudest feather in Croatia's tourist cap, an elite destination and one of the most beautiful towns in the Mediterranean.
The world has recognised Dubrovnik as the town of exceptional cultural and historical monuments, so that UNESCO has declared the whole old town as protected world heritage. Its multi-layered history is as interesting as you can imagine, while despite the medieval architecture there’s also a strong modern pulse to the place. The walls of Dubrovnik girdle a perfectly preserved complex of public and private, sacral and secular buildings.
Dubrovnik is steeped in stunning architecture and sculptural detail, and boasts spectacular churches, monasteries, museums, fountain. In Dubrovnik Old Town you can visit the Roland's Column, a slender stone flag staff of the legendary knight. Also known as Orlando's Column. The Bell Tower on top of it are the famous 'Zelenci' (The Green Ones), bronze statues which strike the gigantic bell every hour the Sponza Palace Gothic Renaissance palace, one of the few buildings that has maintained its form from before the catastrophic 1667 earthquake. You can also visit the churches of Saint Blaise and St. Ignatius and the Jesuit College. A multitude of typical towns and excursions around Dubrovnik include: The Elaphiti Islands, the attractive town of Cavtat,the Konavle valley, Mljet Island, Korčula Island,Ston and Peljesac Peninsula. The neighboring towns of Kotor and Perast in Montenegro or Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina also make for intriguing day trips.