Category Archives: history

A Stroll Along the Stradun

    Stradun is the main street that runs through Old Town in Dubrovnik and is packed with people and sights, shopping and eating places. Its official name is the Placa but it’s more commonly called Stratun. It starts at … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik: The Little Church That Could

St Saviour Church (Crkva Sveti Spasa in Croatian) Dubrovnik has many churches and houses of religion, but many people say that this is one of the more beautiful ones, and well worth a visit. It’s a church with a lot … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik: Museum of Homeland War

  A fascinating and sobering story All around the old walled city of Dubrovnik one sees reminders of the damage done to the city during the 1991-92 siege of the city and the terrible bombardment. The first time Rod and … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik: Fort of St Lawrence

Fort of St Lawrence (Tvrdava Lovrijenac) Our tickets for entry to the City Walls were also valid for entry to the Fort of St Lawrence, if used on the same day (100 kuna per person, about US$ 14.50). We went … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik From The Walls

Dubrovnik’s nickname is the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, an apt and justified name. The Old Town, with thick medieval walls, juts into the sea. Inside the ramparts the pedestrian-only Old Town is a jumble of narrow, steep alleys leading up … Continue reading

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Korcula’s St Mark’s Cathedral

St Mark’s Cathedral (Katedrala Sv. Marka) on Korcula As I mentioned in the previous post about sights in Korcula Old Town, the cathedral has some interesting points. It’s on the top main street of Old Town roughly in the middle … Continue reading

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Main Official Sights in Korcula

(My apologies for a gap in posting here: I’ve been away and I’ve been sick) For us, the main pleasure in Old Korcula Town is just wandering around the Old Town, absorbing the atmospheric old narrow lanes and old buildings … Continue reading

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Marco Polo and Korcula

  Marco Polo, the great 13th century explorer, is Korcula’s favorite son and there are signs of that all over Old Town (in Korcula they sometimes spell his name Marko). In the Old Town is a house that is supposedly … Continue reading

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Time on Korcula Island

Korcula (pronounced “Kort-chula) On our way between Split and Dubrovnik we stayed on Korcula Island on the Croatian Dalmatian coast, and were very happy that we chose this as our island stop-over. The town of Korcula is not large and … Continue reading

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One of the World’s Smallest Churches

  (My apologies to everyone for the longish break in posting here. Our holiday season was hectic, but fun, with extended family and no free time!) Split: A wonderfully evocative space In the north walls, not far from the Gold … Continue reading

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