Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik as the “pearl of the Adriatic”

Well known for its historical centre with numerous cultural monuments, red roofs and city walls.

 

The Republic of Dubrovnik (lat. Republica Ragusina) was established in 1358. It was a patrician country that emerged from a medieval Dubrovnik commune. It speeded over most of the present-day Dubrovnik-Neretva County and kept its independence over time with strong trade and marine. The Republic was once one of the most developed countries in the world. There were 2 periods preceding the Republic: Byzantine which lasted until 1205, and the Venetian from 1205 to 1358. Dubrovnik today is well known for its historical centre with numerous cultural monuments, red roofs and city walls. The beauty and rich history of the city was properly described by George Bernard Shaw: “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik.”