CROATIA , Dalmatia Coast , Dubrovnik , Or , Ragusa , Dubrovnik Old City Photos , ...
Stockphoto ID: 1685640
File name: DUBROVNIK_0024.jpg
Format: film, 35mm
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Source: photographer Based in: United Kingdom
Description: CROATIA , Dalmatia coast , Dubrovnik , or , Ragusa , Dubrovnik old city photos , is a historic town and harbour on the Adriatic coast in Croatia , walled city of Dubrovnik , city walls , Dubrovnik St JohnÕs fort , fort of st john , fortress , st john fort Dubrovnik , saint john fort , The Fortress of St . John , often called , Mulo tower , including old port , castle , stronghold citadel , fortification , stronghold , architecture , Dubrovnik was founded by joining two small towns , Laus , a town on a small island off the southern , Dalmatian coast , and , Dubrava , a settlement of Slavic immigrants . The city was based on maritime trade ; in the Middle Ages , it became the only eastern Adriatic city state to rival Venice . From its establishment in the 7th century AD , the town was under the protection of the Byzantine Empire . After the Crusades , Ragusa / Dubrovnik came under the sovereignty of Venice 1205Ð1358 , and by the Peace Treaty of Zadar in 1358 it became part of the Hungarian Croatian Kingdom . Severely damaged by an earthquake in 1667 , Following Croatias independence in 1991 , the Serbian , Yugoslav Peoples Army , bombarded the old city on December 6 , 1991 . The rest of the city was less fortunate in the siege that lasted from October 1991 until May 1992 . The old city is a World Heritage Site . Dubrovnik is nicknamed " Pearl of the Adriatic " . , former , Yugoslavia Europe , East Europe , Balkan , Eastern European , photographs , photography , photos , pics , pictures , pix , CODE No , : DUBROVNIK 0024 , Photography :