Dubrovnik is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea, in the region of Dalmatia. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, a seaport and the center of Dubrovnik-Neretva County. Its total population is 42,615 (census 2011).In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The beginning of modern tourism in Dubrovnik is associated with the construction of the Hotel Imperial in Dubrovnik in 1897 According to CNNGo, Dubrovnik is among the 10 best preserved medieval walled cities in the world. Although Dubrovnik was demilitarised in the 1970s to protect it from war, in 1991, after the breakup of Yugoslavia, it was besieged by the Serb and Montenegrin soldiers gathered in still called Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) for seven months and suffered significant damage from shelling
Old Port Dubrovnik
The port is encompassed by two breakwaters: breakwater Porporela in front of St. John fortress and Kaše breakwater going perpendicular across the port bay.
Rooftops in Dubrovnik's Old City
Few of Dubrovnik's Renaissance buildings survived the earthquake of 1667 but fortunately enough remained to give an idea of the city's architectural heritage.
Sea Walls are much smaller than the land walls, due to additional protection by the high seaside cliffs.
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