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Dubrovnik was originally called Ragusa and was formed in the 7th century when coastal residents took refuge there under the onslaught of barbarian invasions. In 1205 it fell under the control of Venice but it managed to break away in 1358.

By the 15th century the Republic of Ragusa was a major rival of Venice .
In 1667, Dubrovnik was devastated by a major earthquake which destroyed most of its Renaissance art and architecture. Only the Sponza Palace and the Rector's Palace survived the destruction. The city was reconstructed in the baroque style that you see today.

After the earthquake, Dubrovnik fell into decline, hastened by the emergence of other European naval powers. It was Napoleon who finally put an end to the republic in 1806 when he entered the city and announced its annexation. In 1815, the Congress of Vienna ceded Dubrovnik to Austria to whom it remained attached until 1918.

Dubrovnik has one of the most beautiful walking area in the world called Stradun and being there in spring time is something that you need to feel in your lifetime.

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  • Copyright: Anna Dandolo (AnnaDandolo) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 20] (76)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-06-00
  • Categories: Castles
  • Exposure: f/3.9, 1/160 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-08-28 14:36
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