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“So much to take in”
Review of Old Town

Old Town
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you can take a tour then I highly recommend it as there is just so much history and culture to absorb you will leave that much more informed. Love that UNESCO have sponsored the restorations and it has been so sympathetic to the original. The churches are fascinating and if you can be there when it is 1200 then the church bells ringing is a treat. Many restaurants, cafes and shops to enjoy.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dubrovnik city-state was one of the first governments in the world to abolish slavery as a barbaric practice, and was also the first country to recognize the independence of the United States of America. It has been estimated that, in its peak years, Ragusa numbered over 30,000 residents, about 5,000 living within the famous city walls.
The old city of Ragusa was started by Greeks who left Illirya after their home was invaded in the sixth century. They had been part of the Holy Roman Empire. Ragusa in Dalmatia grew to be an important country on the sea, called the Republic of Ragusa. This republic lasted until Napoleonic times.

Surrounded by much more powerful nations, including the Ottoman Empire, Dubrovnik often had to pay for its freedom through treaties and tributes. However, its independence was preserved for almost five centuries, before finally succumbing to the armies of Napoleon.

Ragusa was once the only city in Dalmatia with Roman influence not to be controlled by the Republic of Venice. After the Middle Ages more and more Croats and Serbs from inland areas of Bosnia-Herzegovina moved to the area. They had started the neighbouring town of Dubrovnik, which eventually joined Ragusa. The original population (the Dalmatian Italians) was reduced to the few people of the ruling class: in the 19th century nearly all the people living in Ragusa were Slavs (Croats and Serbs). Ragusa officially changed its name to "Dubrovnik" (a Croatian name) after 1918, when the city became part of the newly-created country of Yugoslavia.

Today Dubrovnik is one of the main tourist sites in Croatia. Dubrovnik is famous for its Old Town - this is an ancient fortress with large stone walls, which helped Dubrovnik keep its freedom for many centuries. There was a major earthquake in 1667 that destroyed many buildings, but the people living there were able to rebuild the town.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before we went Dubrovnik we had images in our head of what we expected the Old Town to look like. And it certainly lived up to expectations!

It's a beautiful place, one of the cleanest places I've been. It has not been 'infested' with the westernised chains restaurants/shops which we loved.

Overall a great place to visit.

Thank Liam H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of small side streets to explore as well as the main areas. This old town was very clean with some lovely old buildings that are full of charm as well as being very atmospheric. I would imagine that it would get very crowded during the summer but in early April we found it great and easy to get around.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old Town "is" Dubrovnik!
It's impossible don't visit it, or better still I think that is a good piece of advice to walk within the Walls by dawn until sunset.

Thank Giovanni G
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