Dubrovnik 1, Croatia/Croacia

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https://www.inyourpocket.com/dubrovnik-about

It’s easy to understand why the people of Dubrovnik are proud of their city – it just takes one look. It takes a little more effort, however, to understand how deeply this pride runs, and how many, how varied and how rich and justified are the reasons for this pride. And, thank goodness, this pride manifests itself in a way that is very easy to fall in love with: the people of Dubrovnik also take pride in their strong tradition for good manners and hospitality. It’s not an empty or boastful pride.
Why does the city look the way it does? Why all those walls and bastions? It was first of all a refugee colony for the people of Epidaurus (today’s Cavtat), who fled from invading Avar and Slav tribes. At that time the land south of Stradun, as the main thoroughfare through the Old Town is popularly called, was an island, offering some protection from attack, but, of course, the walls began to grow up to give those first fearful citizens their shelter.
That was in the 7th century. At that time, these lands were under the protection of Byzantium. Following the Crusades, Venice took over, and then the Croatian-Hungarian kingdom. But in the 14th century, by the force of skilled diplomacy, the nobles of Dubrovnik bargained their freedom, and this became a city-state which flourished for four centuries, maintaining independence from feared invaders such as the Turks, and, indeed, cultivating profitable relations with them.
The skill of the people of Dubrovnik in trade and in many other areas led to this tiny city state, then known as the Republic of Ragusa, becoming such a powerful force in the Adriatic that it seriously rivalled Venice’s dominance in the region. And during the heyday of the city’s development, art and culture flourished, leading to a love for harmony in ones surroundings, a love of music, and a love of literature which much shaped the language of Croatian that we can hear today.
This love of beauty is visible with every step in the Old Town, this living museum and famous World Heritage site. It can be seen in the galleries, on the theatre stages, and in its annual culmination at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. It can also be heard – this is a city of music too, of classical music, but also taking care of the folk vernacular of the coast and hinterland.
Beauty is only skin deep, and happily this will to harmony also manifested itself in a rather liberal political system which, for example, abolished slavery at a very early stage (1418). And alongside this respect for humanitarian concerns also came, naturally, the love of freedom. That’s why you’ll so often see the word “Libertas” emblazoned on everything from flags to the sides of buses.
It’s hard to believe that this miraculous freedom of the tiny Republic of Ragusa, and this economic and political might lasted all the way to the beginning of the 19th century when the Dubrovnik nobles were tricked by Napoleon to letting his armies into the city in 1806. So it’s no surprise that the sense of individuality and collective pride is still so strong. It results, happily for visitors, in a very unique, visible and well-preserved culture that’s a joy to uncover.

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http://www.dubrovnikcablecar.com/

Visit us and be amazed with the breathtaking views of the Old City of Dubrovnik, the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, and the numerous islands. Enjoy all the comforts of our facilities. Have a drink, snack or a meal at the snack bar or in the restaurant overlooking the Old City. Go on an adventurous ride with the Buggy Safari tour. Visit the souvenir shop, the Ohrid pearl shop or the coin blacksmithing shop and take something home to remind you of your trip.
The best views of Dubrovnik and the surrounding area are, without doubt, experienced from the top of the Srd Hill. The Dubrovnik Cable Car was built back in 1969 and was enthusiastically used by millions of visitors who wanted to enjoy the most beautiful panoramic views. On a clear day, you can see up to 60 km (37 miles). For this reason the neighbouring Imperial Fortress was strategically built on this privileged spot, back in the early 19th century.

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https://www.lacroacia.es/dubrovnik/

Dubrovnik (la antigua Ragusa) es la capital del condado Dubrovnik-Neretva. Se encuentra situado a 495 km. de la capital de Croacia, Zagreb, a 340km de Zadar y a uno 216 km. de Split. La palabra Dubrovnik significa Robledal, nombre que describe la cantidad de arboles de este tipo que existieron en la zona. La ciudad de Dubrovnik fue dominada por los Bizantinos, venecianos, húngaros y turcos. En 1272 fue dirigida por un gobierno aristocrática alcanzando su máximo esplendor en el comercio europeo, uno de sus productos estrella era la plata aleada con oro, llamada glama. El declive de Dubrovnik tiene su origen cuando en 1667 un terremoto asola la ciudad. Posteriormente pasa a ser propiedad de Austria.
Una de las ciudades que mas sufrió la guerra contra Serbia fue Dubrovnik, de hecho sus heridas aun no se han cerrado a pesar de los grandes esfuerzos que se realizan para que esta bella ciudad brille como lo hizo antaño. Fue bombardeada duramente en 1991, cayeron mas de 2000 bombas durante el día 6 de Diciembre, por ello la mayoría de sus edificios y viviendas son nuevas, ya que miles de casas fueron destruidas.

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https://www.lacroacia.es/funicular-dubrovnik/

Funicular Dubrovnik
Las vistas que se obtienen desde la parte de arriba del Funicular de Dubrovnik son espectaculares, solamente por eso merece la pena subirse en él.
Este teleférico o Cable Car se construyó en 1969 dotando a los habitantes y visitantes de la ciudad amurallada de las mejores panorámicas de la zona, si el día está muy despejado se pueden obtener vistas hasta 60 km a la redonda.En los meses de Junio, Julio y Agosto el horario es amplísimo, desde las 9 de la mañana hasta las doce de la noche, uno de los mejores momentos para utilizar este servicio es con la puesta de sol, las fotografías no hacen justicia al atardecer vivido, a las sensaciones de paz y belleza que ofrece este maravilloso lugar.
El resto del año también está abierto aunque en los meses de invierno se cierra sobre las cinco y seis de la tarde.En las instalaciones del funicular hay un restaurante con una gran terraza así como un interior de diseño acristalado, que ofrece variedad de platos para degustar mientras disfrutas de Dubrovnik, la Isla de Lokrum, Catvat…
Muy cerca de allí está la Fortaleza Imperial, construida en el Siglo XIX, actualmente se halla el Museo de la Guerra del Golfo en Dubrovnik, aquí podremos ver los horrores de la guerra.
Los tickets para acceder al funicular se pueden obtener a través de su página web, así como en el mismo teleférico, en el Restaurante Dubravka 1836, que se encuentra en el la Puerta de Pile, y en otros comercios del Casco Viejo amurallado.

One thought on “Dubrovnik 1, Croatia/Croacia

  1. Maravilloso Dubvronik.
    Interesante su historia y como su pueblo ha sabido salir adelante de las agresiones hacia Croacia.
    Buenas fotos y demostrativos los videos.

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