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Monday, January 11, 2010

Dubrovnik . . . .CROATIA

This small fortified city with a population of about 43,000 lies on the Dalmatian coast in southern Croatia and is often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. Founded in the seventh century, Dubrovnik reached its heyday as an important sea-trading port in the late Middle Ages, and the proliferation of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings are a legacy of its rich and glorious past. The most famous sights are the Franjevaèkog Samostana Mala Braca (Franciscan Friars Minor Monastery) in the west, which houses one of the three oldest pharmacies in Europe, the 15th-century Dominikanskog Samostana(Dominican monastery), located in the east of the city, and the 17th-century Katedrale(cathedral). The Dubrovaèki Muzej (Dubrovnik Museum) housed in the splendid Kneažev Dvor(Rector’s Palace) is also worth a visit.

Contact Addresses

Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Cvijete Zuzoric 1/ 2, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia
Tel: (020) 323 887