Croatia Dubrovnik – Hrvatska Dubrovnik, when you are already in Bosnia and Herzegovina, why not take the opportunity to visit the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea the city Dubrovnik… Also you can exploit the possibility after the visit for a midday swim in the beautiful Adriatic Sea…
According to CNNGo, Dubrovnik is among the 10 best preserved medieval walled cities in the world.
In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
Historical lore indicates that Dubrovnik was founded in the 7th century on a rocky island named Laus, which is said to have provided shelter for refugees from the nearby city of Epidaurum.
The prosperity of the city of Dubrovnik was historically based on maritime trade. As the capital of the Republic of Ragusa, a maritime republic, the city achieved a high level of development, particularly during the 15th and 16th centuries. Dubrovnik became notable for its wealth and skilled diplomacy.
The economic wealth of the Republic was partially the result of the land it developed, but especially of seafaring trade. With the help of skilled diplomacy, Dubrovnik merchants travelled lands freely and on the sea the city had a huge fleet of merchant ships (argosy) that travelled all over the world. From these travels they founded some settlements, from India to America, and brought parts of their culture and flora home with them. One of its keys to success was not conquering, but trading and sailing under a white flag with the word Latin: Libertas(freedom) prominently featured on it. The flag was adopted when slave trading was abolished in 1418.