To get to Dubrovnik, you gotta cross the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina to the city of Neum, then back to Croatia at Zaton Doli, because back in 1699, the Republic of Ragusa, centered on the city of Dubrovnik, was forced to sell that part of territory to Ottoman Empire with the Treaty of Karlowitz.
After many changes of ownership from Ottomans to Vienna Congress to Yugoslavia, when Tito’s federal Yugoslavia was founded, this small city with 20Km of coastline was declared as part of the independent Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the border still stands..
Coat of arms of Grad Dubrovnik
Mighty Minceta Tower looks even kooler with magnificent lightings.
To the Pile Gate, main entrance to the Old Town. How exciting~
Big Onofrio’s Fountain from 1438.
Church of St. Saviour and Franciscan Monastery.
Piazza in front of Sponza Palace
Church of St. Blaise
Orlando’s column, carved by Antun Dubrovcanin in 1418, honoring the legend of hero Orlando (Rolando) helped to liberate Dubrovnik from the siege of Arab pirates back in the 8th century – Libertas!
Bell tower at Sponza Palace.
The steps that Cersei walked down naked in Game of Thrones.
Many interesting faces at Onofrio’s Fountain.
Sad history of the war..
Now back to the current world.