The 'Pearl of the Adriatic', situated on the Dalmatian coast, became an important Mediterranean sea power from the 13th 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 programme co-ordinated by UNESCO. World Heritage Site since 1979.
I sent this postcard to myself in one of several trips I took to Dubrovnik. I really love that city! It's full of history, its architecture is stunning, sea is great as well and it's very very beautiful. I've been there several times and enjoyed every minute of it. Hopefully, I'll go to Dubrovnik this summer (at least) once again. :)