Dubrovnik, Croatia summarized
An old city, Dubrovnik is one of the favorite tourist destinations in Croatia. It is a scenic city set by the sea, offering travelers' postcard quality views anywhere they visit. Such a beauty is not missed by the meticulous eyes of the powers may be as even in as early as 1979, the city has already been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This beautiful city is also nicknamed as the "Pearl of the Adriatic", in reference to what it is as a place on the Adriatic Sea. Although catastrophic events such as the earthquake of 1667 have damaged many of the old structures, including a number of Renaissance buildings, the city has retained many important landmarks and buildings. One only has to visit the Old Town to see most of these amazing landmarks. Among the favorite attractions in the Old Town are the Old Port, Placa Stradun, Rector's Palace, Sponza Palace, Pile Gate, and the Bell Tower. Don't forget to stroll along the walls of the city, features that have made Dubrovnik quite famous in the world. Not only will you be in awe of the amazing yet old architecture of these walls but will also find the views spectacular from these high vantage points.