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Dubrovnik's motto, Libertas ("liberty"), which is plastered across the sides of buses and the city's tourist literature, speaks volumes about the city's self-image and the idealized way in which it is perceived by others. For several centuries the city-state of Dubrovnik – or Ragusa as it was then known – managed to hang on to a modicum of independence while the rest of this coast fell under the sway of foreign powers. The Venetian Lion of St Mark is conspicuously absent, while statues of St Blaise (Sveti Vlaho), the symbol of Dubrovnik's independence, fill every …
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Dubrovnik Palace Hotel and Spa

Dubrovnik Palace Hotel, Conference and Spa Centre is a newly refurbished hotel in Dubrovnik, the jewel of the Adriatic. It was a World Travel Award Winner in 2005 for two categories Best Hotel and ...

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Old City of Dubrovnik

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 ...