Photo 1 for Location PageThe city of Dubrovnik is located at the southern tip of Croatia. It has been called the “Pearl of the Adriatic” on the Dalmatian coast, and its Old City is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The following quote is from the UNESCO Web site.

“Dubrovnik was an important Mediterranean Sea power from the 13th century onwards, and is a remarkably well-preserved example of a late-medieval walled city. Among the outstanding medieval, Renaissance and Baroque monuments within the magnificent fortifications and the monumental gates to the city are the Town Hall (now the Rector’s Palace), dating from the 11th century; the Franciscan Monastery (completed in the 14th century, but now largely Baroque in appearance) with its imposing church; the extensive Dominican Monastery; the cathedral (rebuilt after the 1667 earthquake); the customs house (Sponza), the eclectic appearance of which reveals the fact that it is the work of several hands over many years; and a number of other Baroque churches, such as that of St Blaise (patron saint of the city).”

With regard to museums, there are plenty of options (excerpt from http://www.dubrovnik-online.com/): “The Dubrovnik Museum in the Duke’s Palace houses 15,500 exhibits in its cultural and historical department. A collection of furniture from the 17th-19th century, uniforms of dukes and councilors, aristocratic garments and many other items are exhibited in the authentic halls of the palace. The Maritime Museum (situated in the Sveti Ivan fortress) has a number exhibits on permanent display, mainly related to the maritime affairs of Dubrovnik and Croatia, with a special emphasis on the history of the Dubrovnik Republic. The museum of the Franciscan monastery houses all the inventories of the old pharmacy, as well as the works of Dubrovnik jewelers, painters and embroiderers. The museum of the Dominican monastery exhibits valuable examples of Dubrovnik painting from the 15th and the 16th centuries, as well as sculptures, jewelry, manuscripts, incunabula and sheet music. The treasury of the Dubrovnik cathedral houses the relics of St. Blaise, patron of Dubrovnik, and numerous paintings and works of art. And more.”

For some visual images of Dubrovnik, view this promotional film by the Dubrovnik Tourist Board called «UNIQUE DUBROVNIK»:

Croatia became a member of the European Union in 2013. Its currency is the Kuna (i.e., not the Euro). Here is a world map with Croatia being highlighted.

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