Founded in the 7th century, nowadays the city has the population of 50 000 people. Dubrovnik can be surely called one of the most fascinating cities of Croatia. Due to its ancient centre Dubrovnik has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. In the Middle Ages Dubrovnik was one of the most famous economic and cultural centres of the whole Mediterranean region. This port city was especially popular with artists, writers and poets. Nowadays, tourists can find there a unique open-air museum with numerous towers, churches, palaces and monuments.
The ancient part of the city – Gradske Zidine.
The whole historical centre of the city is a pedestrian zone, which is located on an enormous rock over the sea. If you want, you can get upstairs and enjoy the baroque beauty of the city from the birds' eye view. The ancient walls (Gradske Zidine) are the symbol of Dubrovnik. They were built in the 10th century and later, in the 13th century, they were completed. Such well-known architects as Michelozzo and Ferramolino took part in the creation of the walls. The whole length of the walls estimates 940m, their height is 25m, and their thickness is 6m. More than that, the walls are fortified with ten semicircular bastions.
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