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Old City of Dubrovnik, Croatia
Old City of Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Dubrovnik is a city in Croatia. Located on the extreme south of the Dalmatian coast, it is often known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic". Dubrovnik is an important seaport and now a major tourist destination for Croatia.

Dubrovnik was founded in the 7th century. At that time, it was known as Ragusa. The founders of the settlement were Dalmatian refugees fleeing Slavic invasions. Today the Old City of Dubrovnik has many old buildings, including the oldest arboretum in the world, the Arboretum Trsteno, which dates back to before 1422. The third oldest European pharmacy is also found in Dubrovnik, dating back to 1317.

The Old City of Dubrovnik was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 3rd session of the World Heritage Committee which met in Cairo and Luxor, Egypt on 22-26 October, 1979.

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Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Author: László Szalai (public domain)

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 42 39 2.016 E 18 5 29.004 in the county of Dubrovnik-Neretva
Inscription Year: 1979
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, III, IV

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Visiting Old City of Dubrovnik

The easiest way to reach Dubrovnik is by air. The Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) is about 20 km to the south of the city. You can take buses from the airport to the city. The main bus station for Dubrovnik is in Kantafig. Taxis from the airport costs 220 kuna.

You can also drive to Dubrovnik from Split on the scenic coastal route. It should take around 6 hours of driving.


Croatia Local Tours

As you plan your visit, here are some local tours of Croatia that you may want to add to your itinerary. The tours are arranged by Viator, one of the most reliable and reputable tour agencies in the world.

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