Get Enchanted at Dubrovnik



Dubrovnik is the answer to the tourist’s query of whether Great Wall of China could exist in Europe. Yes, this is the place to be in, to get the best feel of being in land of ecstatic pleasure. This is the magnificent European land with the best views over the Mediterranean. This is the Great Wall of China of Europe.

Lord Byron described Dubrovnik the walled city as the Pearl of the Adriatic. Founded sometime back in the 7th century, this was earlier called Ragusium by the local Romans. The Byzantine Empire ruled it sometime between 867 and 1205. Then Venice took over the place till the year 1358 and then it was under Hungary till the year 1526. Then it was under the Ottoman Empire till the year 1806. It was an independent republic and was a self governing body and then in the 16th century the greatest merchant Mediterranean fleets came to and this remained a great cultural centre for all the South Slavs till the end of the 19th century. The republican status was abolished by the great Napoleon sometime in 1808 and then the town was ceded to Austria in the year 1815. Then it was after World War I that Dubrovnik became a part of the Dubrovnikkingdom that was created for the Slovenes, Croats, and Serbs. In the Second World War, Dubrovnik was taken over by the German forces and the Italian army. Croatia got independence in the year 1991, and the Serbian forces conquered Dubrovnik. There were many important historical regions that were totally destroyed by the Serbian forces. Today Dubrovnik after a long historical background stands tall in the arena of tourism. Today it is a lovely region with the best travel glory.

Dubrovnik

While in Dubrovnik, it becomes very important that you see and do things that you would never have dreamt of. So get to see the best hill locales and also the most fascinating islands.

Rector’s Palace is one place that you should visit while here. Located just a little off Luza Square this was the main seat of the Ragusan government and was the main place where the Rector worked and also lived. The first Rector Prince ruled the entire Republic from this place. The Republic of Dubrovnik dissolved after Napoleon’s army took the initiative. Then the position of the Rector was reduced. There was in fact a new Rector each month. The palace was built on the lines of the Roman imperial palace and had a lot of influence from the structure of the palaces of the Venetian kind. In the year 1435, there was a gunpowder explosion that totally destroyed the palace. Then it was reconstructed in a late gothic style of construction. Then another explosion in the year 1463, and an earthquake in the year 1667, totally damaged the entire city. Today what the tourists get to see is the final redone structure that was done sometime in the 17th century. With magnificently constructed archways and beautiful mezzanines this is one place that is very interesting and has greatly spacious areas to walk through. The portico here with the archways and the open ceilings is the mainstay here in these palatial surroundings.

The Pile Gate is another lovely attraction here into his land of historical pleasures. There is a stone bridge with two fascinatingly constructed gothic arches. As you go towards the outside you get to see the Tower Loverjenac and then the sight of the outer draw bridge meeting the internal bridge is something to remember. One can see the majestic Tower Loverjenac from here as also the tower Bokar with the background of the Adriatic Sea.

Pile Gate

Then you have the Big Onofrio’s fountain, and the Church of St. Blaise, the Franciscan Monastery and the Troubadour Jazz Café alongwith the Café Buza which gives ultimate travel experiences. Get to see the city come alive and enjoy your travel tours to this lovely part of the world.

Big Onofrio's fountain

Come to Dubrovnik and see and experience the most fascinating parts of this part of Europe.

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