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Walking the Walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia

You’ll never forget walking the walls of Dubrovnik. Put this on your bucket list now!

Climb the ancient stairs of this walled city and take your first look at centuries of history. The tile roofs tell its story — some roofs are aged, multicolored brick, and have survived centuries of invading powers. Amazing.

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Dubrovnik sits at a strategic spot at the entrance to the Adriatic. For centuries, this was the most desirable position to control the merchant traffic to and from Venice. The ancient walls were built in the 7th Century to protect against barbarian invasions. The Venetians, the Austrians and the French, among others, have controlled Dubrovnik. Each conqueror left an architectural mark.

Today, visitors marvel at this “pedestrian-only” town with white Italian marble streets and baroque buildings. Yes, there are no cars within the walls and the streets are white marble! At night, the moon and street lights glisten on the marble streets.

Walking the narrow streets and walls of Dubrovnik, it’s hard to imagine that in 1607 an earthquake crumbled this town. There’s so much history here. As recently as 1991, Dubrovnik was attacked by the Serbo-Montenegrin army.

Today, Dubrovnik is a safe and fascinating town. It’s the most popular tourist destination in Croatia, and the rooftops tell the whole story.

Walk the walls. You’ll never forget it.

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You’ll never forget walking the walls of Dubrovnik. Put this on your bucket list now!

Climb the ancient stairs of this walled city and take your first look at centuries of history. The tile roofs tell its story — some roofs are aged, multicolored brick, and have survived centuries of invading powers. Amazing.

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Dubrovnik sits at a strategic spot at the entrance to the Adriatic. For centuries, this was the most desirable position to control the merchant traffic to and from Venice. The ancient walls were built in the 7th Century to protect against barbarian invasions. The Venetians, the Austrians and the French, among others, have controlled Dubrovnik. Each conqueror left an architectural mark.

Today, visitors marvel at this “pedestrian-only” town with white Italian marble streets and baroque buildings. Yes, there are no cars within the walls and the streets are white marble! At night, the moon and street lights glisten on the marble streets.

Walking the narrow streets and walls of Dubrovnik, it’s hard to imagine that in 1607 an earthquake crumbled this town. There’s so much history here. As recently as 1991, Dubrovnik was attacked by the Serbo-Montenegrin army.

Today, Dubrovnik is a safe and fascinating town. It’s the most popular tourist destination in Croatia, and the rooftops tell the whole story.

Walk the walls. You’ll never forget it.

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