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Dubrovnik - The autumn resort

Dubrovnik, Croatia, Harbor panorama

On the narrow streets, built in white stone, were walking, long ago pirates. Several centuries later, they walked Yugoslav army that destroyed almost 70%. However, the city found the strength to recover fully, so today you get a chance to visit Dubrovnik the Seventh century adventurers and not bombing Dubrovnik last decade.

When you step into through the main gate of the city you feel like making leaps in history. History of Dubrovnik, the most important seaport of Croatia is divided among all the empires that dominated the Adriatic coast line. Can be seen streets remaining from Roman ancestors, Venetian-style houses with red tile roofs, Ottoman mosques or on the contrary, the Catholic church in Gothic style.

The main street of Dubrovnik is a true monument of art. Plate (or Stradun) divides the city into two parts and is the outlet for all the side streets. So, in Dubrovnik, you cannot get lost. If you descend the hill on which sits the city, you get always in his center, and if you climb you get to the old defensive walls.

Built of stone slabs, the plate is bordered by houses with ornate facades depicting the medieval atmosphere of the seventh century and declared World Heritage by numerous monuments. Among them the Great Fountain positioned right at the entrance to the city with 16 springs which five centuries ago was the only source of water for the whole city.

They find to the left of the entrance of one of the oldest libraries in the world that has organized an impressive museum. Here you have also the access to the fortress walls that guard the city. Cost relatively little a walk over Dubrovnik and takes about two hours, during which you have opportunity to watch the city and the Adriatic coast from every angle possible. The colors change at every step.
The sea is blue, green or shekel, and roofs range from brick red to brown. The walk is lovely, but tiring for those with unusual physical effort as they have climbed also the descended several narrow stairs. It would be advisable to get supplies of drinking water especially if the day is torrid.

Continuing the visit you will see many churches, cathedral, built of marble squares as well as The Clock from end of the street. Under it you will find the second gate of the old city that makes the transition to the beaches and islands of the Adriatic.

On the left side you have the main street to climb many stairs occasionally interrupted narrow street parallel to the plate. Here takes place the night life of Dubrovnik. You can choose from dozens of restaurants and terraces with seafood-rich menu or in "celapi" traditional food Croats. They look and taste like some kind of fried meat rolls and are eaten with onions and tomato sauce.