Old City of Dubrovnik, Croatia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen
N 42° 39.033 E 018° 05.483
34T E 261575 N 4726112
Quick Description: Medieval walled City of Dubrovnik on the sunny Adriatic coast.
Location: Croatia
Date Posted: 5/12/2008 2:51:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM3RTY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
Views: 51

Long Description:
This medieval walled city, known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic' situated on the Dalmatian coast, became an important Mediterranean sea power from the 13th century onwards. Although severely damaged by an earthquake in 1667, Dubrovnik managed to preserve its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. The city was walled for defensive purposed, but was damaged again in the 1990s by armed conflict. It is now the focus of a major restoration program co-ordinated by UNESCO (from the UNESCO site).
For more information, see the Wikipedia entry for Dubrovnik.
Type: Site

Reference number: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/95

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