Old Town of Dubrovnik


Today the Old Town of Dubrovnik on the shore of Adriatic Sea is backed with tourists, but during autumn 1991, the Old Town was a battle scene.

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"Dubrovnik Wartime Stradun" by Peter Denton from Teddington, UK - Croatian War 1991: Dubrovnik. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons

“Dubrovnik Wartime Stradun” by Peter Denton from Teddington, UK – Croatian War 1991: Dubrovnik. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons

In June 1991 Croatia has declared independence from Yugoslavia, leading to over four year Croatian War of Independence. One of the battle scenes was the historical city of Dubrovik, when the Serb-controlled Yugoslav People’s Army and local Serb forces besieged the city and bombarded its Old Town, an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

There are no more signs of the war, the Old Town has been meticulously repaired. When you walk around the city on the high walls surrounding the Old town, one can see lot of new roof tiles, probably due to the damage caused by the battle in 1991.

The walk on the walls is the best way to get a good view to the Old town. The entrance fee was in June 100 kuna (c. 13€ or 15$). The total length is about 2 km, and there are no places to rest. During the hot days it is quite on exercise also, but worth of it.

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About Olli Laasanen

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