Dubrovnik is a Croatian city (also known as Ragusa, in the past) on the Adriatic Sea, in the region of Dalmatia. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has the appellation of the “Pearl of the Adriatic”.
Upon his visit to Dubrovnik in 1929, George Bernard Shaw said: “If you want to see Heaven on Earth, come to Dubrovnik.”
Dubrovnik is mainly a cultural destination, is among the 10 best preserved medieval walled cities in the world. The city is an open space museum but the greatest attraction, open to visitors, is the medieval walls, that run almost 2 km long.
The walls of Dubrovnik have also been a popular filming site for the fictional city of King’s Landing in the HBO television series, Game of Thrones.
On October 1991 Dubrovnik was attacked by (JNA) Yugoslav National Army. The artillery attacks on Dubrovnik damaged 56% of its buildings and the historic walled city. Following the end of the war, damage caused by the shelling of the Old Town was repaired and performed in the original style, and is clearly visible from high points around the city in the form of the more brightly coloured new roofs.
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