DUBROVNIK

Those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik. George Bernard Shaw

The city walls were built from 13-17 centuries for defense and protection. They are 1940 m long,up to 25 m high. Mainland thickness is 4-6 m and to the seaside is 1,5-3,0 meters. On each side of the world there is at least one fort

ABOUT DUBROVNIK - DID YOU KNOW?

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Sport number 1 in Dubrovnik is waterpolo. At the London Olimpycs when Croatia won the gold medal among 14 players 7 of them were from Dubrovnik
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Dubrovnik and English chroniclers recorded that the Anglo-Norman King Richard The Lion Heart arrived in Dubrovnik in the autumn of 1192 after returning from the Crusades. He found shelter from the storm at Lokrum
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Pharmacy in the Franciscan monastery of Dubrovnik has been constantly functioning since 1317 up to today, it was the third in Europe
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The first quarantine in the world was created in Dubrovnik in 1377. due to the plague. Quarantine is a place where people are separated, which are coming from regions where there are communicable diseases, unless it is clear that they are healthy

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Dubrovnik Republic has made 1296 one of the first drainage, which is still in use today
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The orphanage was founded in the monastery of St. Clare, 1432 was one of the first such institution in the world
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Naval fleet of the Dubrovnik Republic in the 16th century had approximately 40000 sailors and more than 180 large vessels, was among the strongest in the Mediterranean
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Dubrovnik adopted a decree on the abolition of slavery and the prohibition of the transport of slaves on 27th of January 1416, the first prohibition of slavery in Europe
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Dubrovnik Republic was the first country in the world that recognized the United States. This was 1783
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Dubrovnik’s maritime law on safety ( “Ordo super assecuratoribus”, 1568) is the oldest law in the world
 

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