By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises
George Bernard Shaw visited Dubrovnik in 1929 and said: “If you want to see heaven on earth, come to Dubrovnik.”
As I noted in my blog entry when we visited earlier this month, on June 6, this has not always been a heavenly place. It has been a place of war and unrest for most of its existence, its most recent time of battle in 1991.
The Walls of Dubrovnik run almost 2 kilometers or 1.5 miles around the city.
The stone walls have been in place since the city’s founding prior to the 7th century as a Byzantine castrum.
There was near-continuous expansions and improvements through the Middle Ages and as late as the 17th century, and they were never breached by an army throughout that period.
DUBROVNIK 30 JUNE 2015
The Cathedral of Dubrovnik and its treasury.
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