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The Dubrovnik Republic protected its freedom and sovereignty like pure gold by building, enlarging and strengthening its strongholds and fortresses. One more, among the strong ones, though it might seem that way at first sight, is Fort Bokar. It is located on the southwest side of the city, at the corner of the city walls and opposite another mighty guardian, Fort Lovrijenac. This fortress, also called Zvjezdan in the 15th century when it was erected,…
The monastery of the Friars Minor is famous for its cloister (the inner courtyard) as much as it is for its pharmacy. It is situated between the church and the monastery and paved the way for their building. Not much is known about the building of the cloister itself. The south eastern corner column which like the others columns supports the arches of the hexaphoras and the arcade of the cloister, has and epitaph inscribed…
It is one of the oldest pharmacies in this part of the world (according to some it is the third oldest surpassed in age only by the ones in Bagdad and Padova). It is the oldest when continuity is taken into account because it has been working from the time of its foundation to this day. The historical facts about the pharmacy from its establishment to the earthquake in 1667 have mainly been burnt along…
Find historical monuments and buildings in Dubrovnik on Dubrovnik online map bellow the pictue. Entrances to the Old city and the City walls are market with arch symbol while historical monuments are marked with building symbol. Click on symbol for title and the link to specific monument.    
The sea aquarium is situated within the walls of the medieval fortress St. Ivan (St. John's). After passing through the stupendous atrium, one enters the fascinating world of silence and tranquil atmosphere. Diverse and affluent Adriatic Sea flora and fauna can be discerned in 31 aquarium tanks. Fresh sea water runs continuously into the tanks. In the first out of 3 big tanks, all dug in the stone-paved floor, you will be welcomed by the…
Lokrum island covers an area of 2 hectares and is situated on the southeastern Adriatic Sea, near the Old town of Dubrovnik. In 1976, it was declared a natural forest reserve. Lokrum is mostly covered with thick vegetation. Many types of "true" Mediterranean vegetation (Eumediterranean) are found over a small area. According to research, there are around 400 species of vascular flora on the island. The climate is characterized by dry and hot summers, with…
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