From the Dubrovnik entry in Wikipedia:

Dubrovnik, historically known as Ragusa, is a city on the Adriatic Sea.

The history of the city probably dates back to the 7th century, when the town known as Ragusa was founded by refugees from Epidaurum (Ragusa Vecchia). It was under the protection of the Byzantine Empire and later under the sovereignty of the Republic of Venice. Between the 14th and 19th centuries, Dubrovnik ruled itself as a free state. The prosperity of the city was historically based on maritime trade; as the capital of the maritime Republic of Ragusa, it achieved a high level of development, particularly during the 15th and 16th centuries, as it became notable for its wealth and skilled diplomacy. At the same time, Dubrovnik became a cradle of Croatian literature.

The entire city was almost destroyed when a devastating earthquake hit in 1667. During the Napoleonic Wars, Dubrovnik was occupied by the French Empire forces, and then the Republic of Ragusa was abolished and incorporated into the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy and later into the Illyrian Provinces. Later on, in the early 19th to early 20th century, Dubrovnik was part of the Kingdom of Dalmatia within the Austrian Empire. Dubrovnik became part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia immediately upon its creation, and it was incorporated into its Zeta Banovina in 1929, before becoming part of the Banovina of Croatia upon its creation in 1939. During World War II, it was part of the Axis puppet state Independent State of Croatia, before being reincorporated into SR Croatia in SFR Yugoslavia.

In 1991, during the Croatian War of Independence, Dubrovnik was besieged by the Yugoslav People's Army for seven months and suffered significant damage from shelling. After undergoing repair and restoration works in the 1990s and early 2000s, it re-emerged as one of the Mediterranean's top tourist destinations, as well as a popular filming location.

The Old City of Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Huge Defensive Wall
Dubrovnik with the huge defensive wall. (1030k)
Tower Defensive Wall
Tower on the defensive wall. (1.5M)
Fortification Land Side
Fortification on the land side. (1038k)
Fortification Sea Side
Fortification on the sea side. (772k)
Sea Side Wall
Sea side of the wall. (1069k)
Sea Side Wall
Sea side of the wall. (1327k)
Sea Side Wall
Sea side of the wall. (1061k)
View North Wall
View of the north wall. (1216k)
North Wall Right West
North wall (right) and west wall. (1042k)
West Wall Right South
West wall (right) and south wall. (1260k)
Tvrđava Minčeta 14th Century
Tvrđava Minčeta, 14th century fortress on the highest point of the wall. (878k)
West Wall Fortification Next
West wall and fortification on the next promontory. (978k)
City Wall
On the city wall. (1008k)
City Wall
On the city wall. (838k)
Entrance Gate
Entrance gate. (899k)
Entrance Gate
Entrance gate. (1058k)
Port Dubrovnik
Port of Dubrovnik. (1038k)
View Northern Wall Over
View from the northern wall over eastern Old Town, with the Dominican Monastery and Church at left and the Bell Tower at right. (1115k)
View Northern Wall Over
View from the northern wall over central Old Town, with (from left to right) the Bell Tower, the Cathedral, St Blaise's Church, and Church of Saint Ignatius. (968k)
View Northern Wall Over
View from the northern wall over western Old Town, with the Franciscan Church and Monastery at center right. (1067k)
View Stradun Main Street
View down Stradun, the main street of Old Town Dubrovnik towards the Bell Tower with the Franciscan Church and Monastery on the left. (1050k)
Alley Old Town
Alley in Old Town. (998k)
Large Onofrio's Fountain 1438
Large Onofrio's Fountain from 1438. (1073k)
Small Onofrio's Fountain 1440
Small Onofrio's Fountain from 1440. (975k)
Lazzarettos Dubrovnik 16th Century
Lazzarettos of Dubrovnik, from 16th century, a group of interconnected buildings 300 m (980 ft) from the walls of Dubrovnik, once used as a quarantine station for the Republic of Ragusa. (1369k)
Rector's Palace
Rector's Palace. (1003k)
Entrance Rector's Palace
Entrance to the Rector's Palace. (1056k)
Sponza Palace 1522
Sponza Palace from 1522. (1085k)
Sponza Palace 1522
Sponza Palace from 1522. (1131k)
Interior Sponza Palace
Interior of the Sponza Palace. (867k)
Dubrovnik Bell Tower 1444
Dubrovnik Bell Tower from 1444. (1114k)
View Over Old Town
View over Old Town from the harbor, with the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on the left and Church of Saint Ignatius on the right. (892k)
St Blaise's Church 1715
St Blaise's Church from 1715 and the Dubrovnik Bell Tower. (1359k)
St Blaise's Church
St Blaise's Church. (878k)
Cathedral Assumption Virgin Mary
Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. (1330k)
Triptych Ascension Mary Titian
Triptych of "Ascension of Mary" by Titian (circa 1550) in the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. (724k)
Altar Cathedral Assumption Virgin
Altar in the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. (895k)
Altar Cathedral Assumption Virgin
Altar in the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. (868k)
Altar Cathedral Assumption Virgin
Altar in the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. (714k)
Organ Cathedral Assumption Virgin
Organ in the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. (833k)
Church Saint Ignatius
Church of Saint Ignatius. (1414k)
Stairs Church Saint Ignatius
Stairs to the Church of Saint Ignatius. (1186k)
Saint Carmen Church
Saint Carmen Church. (1205k)
Franciscan Church Monastery 1317
Franciscan Church and Monastery from 1317. (1370k)
Franciscan Church Monastery Left
Franciscan Church and Monastery on the left, (970k)
Entrance Gate Franciscan Church
Entrance gate to the Franciscan Church. (1289k)
Figure Entrance Gate
Figure on the entrance gate. (1495k)
Dominican Monastery Church
Dominican Monastery and Church. (1125k)
Dominican Monastery Church
Dominican Monastery and Church. (1437k)

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