The 'Pearl of the Adriatic', situated on the Dalmatian coast, became main port of an important Mediterranean sea power from the thirteenth century onwards. Although severely damaged by an earthquake in 1667, Dubrovnik managed to preserve its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. Damaged again in the 1990s by armed conflict, it is now the focus of a major restoration program coordinated by UNESCO.

As a fortified city, Dubrovnik retains a medieval-style castle wall, streets, plaza, impressive public and religious buildings, and private houses. Dubrovnik is deemed to have outstanding value in consideration of its urban, cultural, and historical messages, in addition to the unique artistic value of its buildings.

Country: Croatia
Location: County of Dubrovnik-Neretva
Coordinates: N 42° 39′ 2.016″, E 18° 5′ 29.004″
Inscription year: 1994
Inscription Criteria: ⅰ, ⅲ, ⅳ


  • Title: Old City of Dubrovnik

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