Dubrovnik, the most popular place in Croatia
Dubrovnik is a beautifully maintained walled city on the Adriatic Sea coast, south of Croatia. While its population is under 40,000, it's one of the Mediterranean’s most prominent tourist resorts and, since 1979, has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
"Pearl of the Adriatic" is the nickname of Dubrovnik, who’s biggest industry is tourism. Dubrovnik (Latin: Ragusa) was developed on maritime trade. During the Middle Ages, it turned into the lone city-state in the Adriatic, rivaling Venice. Supported by its skilled diplomacy and wealth, the city accomplished an astonishing development level in the 15th and 16th centuries. Also, Dubrovnik was one of the development centers of Croatian literature and language; and home to several renowned playwrights, poets, mathematicians, painters, physicists, and other scholars.
These days, Dubrovnik is Croatia's most popular tourist attraction. Its gorgeous Mediterranean town make it a go-to vacation spot for many travelers. Dubrovnik was once a republic that was independent and its inhabitants used trade to survive. It endured century after century and its territory was regularly faced with threats, especially from Venice and the mighty Ottoman Empire. By the time the 19th century came around, celebrities were visiting Dubrovnik often.