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The Old Town is an ancient and beautiful part of Dubrovnik. It was founded in the 7th century. This city was part of different countries, starting with Byzantium, then Venice, from 1358 to 1526 Dubrovnik belonged to the Habsburg monarchy (Austria-Hungary). In the XIV - XV centuries, the city achieved the greatest economic growth.
In 1667, after a strong earthquake, the city experienced a period of decline. During the Second World War, Dubrovnik was occupied by the Italians, and in 1943 year turned Croatia into a kingdom controlled by Italy. Since 1945, the city has become part of the Republic of Croatia, which belonged to Yugoslavia under Tito's rule. In 1991 Croatia declared its independence.
In 1979, Dubrovnik Old Town was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The main part of the city has now been reconstructed and is open to the public.
The entire city is surrounded by walls with 16 towers. Passing the Pile gate, you immediately find yourself on the main street of the city - Stradun, which divides the city into two parts. On the main square of the Lodge, the city belfry rises - it is a four-sided tower with a clock, built in the 15th century and the Church of St. Blaise. Not far from the main square is the Small Fountain of Onofrio and the Franciscan monastery. Also, tourists will certainly be interested in visiting such sights of the city as the princely palace, the Sponza palace, the Dominican monastery, the city harbor, the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and the ethnographic museum.
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Topic: Old town of Dubrovnik in Croatia, Dubrovnik resort.