Visiting Dubrovnik

The ancient inhabitants of the current Dubrovnik had to plant 100 cypress trees throughout his life with a view to use their wood in the construction of boats. This is one of the traditions that characterize the maritime economy of a city that survives between two orographical accidents, the mountain of St. Sergius and the Mediterranean Sea. Heart broken from the capital of Croatia extends over its old town, declared by the UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979 and ratified again in 1994. An enclosure that has preserved the walls despite the strategic conquest of Napoleon, two world wars and the recent Balkan conflicts, among many others. Dubrovnik, which was stripped of its original Slavic toponym Ragusa, was positioned in favour of Croatian independence from Yugoslavia after the economic resurgence that Tito had in previous decades thanks to the policies of the President.

The Pearl of the Adriatic, as the city is known for the beauty that has remained despite the power struggle, is around 40,000 inhabitants and is the tourist centre of the coast. Its bad relations with Slovenia justified the veto of the majority of European countries for their entry into the Union, but, thanks to this funding, the country and its capital not curb their steps towards the emergency. In these years of instability Dubrovnik received few tourists. The priority was more to strike a balance between the population that a development in the infrastructure for foreigners. Coexistence with member countries promoted the acceptance of outsider among the locals and the tertiary sector is growing as the number of visitors does. These can feel safe politically and with the accessibility that mark reach relevant enclaves on foot. Added to these advantages is recent and economic hostels Duborvnik offer from 10 euros. The pavement and the marble of the old town of Stari Grad swollen quiet the spirits.