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In this city even stones are impregnated with the spirit of history. There is no wonder for that as Cavtat, after all, has been famous since antique times as Epidaurus, an ancient Greek colony. Even nowadays tourists can see a part of the aqueduct that connects the ancient Epidaurus with the village named Vodovadia that has been supplying the city with water. Starting from 1426 the city has become a part of Dubrovnik Republic. Today you still can see the buildings of those times that perfectly combine the Renaissance style with the elements of Gothic architecture. First of all, we should mention the monastic complex and Kostel Р. Marie Sněžné and Church of St. Nicholas, which is used to exhibit the works of Vlaho Buhovac. The collection of works is also assembled in the memorial house of the artist. Of course, we cannot fail to ignore the unique collection of art gathered by Balthazar Bogisic. The collection includes 22,000 rare books, a collection of graphics, ancient coins and weapons, a precious archive and numerous ethnographic materials.
Cavtat is the southernmost and one of the most attractive towns in Croatia. Its history goes back more than two thousand years. This picturesque town has seen many famous historical events … Open
The suburbs of the town are the location of the remains of the castle and the ruins of ancient settlements. Precious ancient amphorae are found here even nowadays. You will also see the preserved tiles, parts of buildings, and even streets of the ancient city. The remains of an ancient staircase will help you to climb the hill, which has served, according to the legend, the foundation of the temple of Asclepius. Later is has been turned into Forum of Augustus.
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Map of all castles
Castles in Cavtat and around
♥   Castle 'Lovrijenac' , 11.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Stolac' , 59.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fazlagić Tower' Gacko, 64.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Blagaj' Mostar, 80 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ljubuški Fortress' Ljubuški, 87.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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National and city parks around Cavtat
♥   Forest Park 'Velika i Mala petka' , 14.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Lovćen' , 53.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Mljet' , 69.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Durmitor National Park' , 87 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Skadarsko jezero' , 89.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Cavtat from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Forte Rose

From the series “Famous abandoned military bases and forts”
It is incredibly exciting to visit and explore the three-storey building. Here, you will find many bunkers, stairs and platforms for the installation of military equipment. Curious guests can walk through the narrow corridors and steep stairs. Not far from the fort there is a complex system of catacombs, which will also appeal to lovers of independent historical research. Surrounded by the old forts, there are now several small hotels, so you can spend a few days in this interesting and picturesque area. … Read further
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