Dubrovnik, the stylish Croatian city
Another splendid city in the Balkan region is Dubrovnik, which has plenty of reasons for being one of the most visited parts of Croatia. In fact, the entire city is a recognised UNESCO World Heritage site, thanks to the pronounced history that’s gone into every stone and beam of every structure in town.
Rocky outcrops shelter the white walls and terracotta rooftops of Dubrovnik’s buildings from the wider Adriatic and Mediterranean seas, while grand medieval walls remain as protective of the city today as they ever have.
It makes sense that Dubrovnik should be treasured in an embrace of masonry, not least since its history in forming the Croatia we enjoy today is told in vivid detail through its many museums and galleries.
Dubrovnik has been a Byzantine city and ally to Ancona, the classic rival to the Venetian maritime state of centuries past. Its role in the evolution of the Mediterranean is more involved than you might think – and it’s made the entire town look fantastic.