|Dubrovnik is a jewel at the Adriatic coast, a seaport
and health resort, you must have seen, when in Dalmatia.
The charming, old town is still completely walled and bears witness
of a remarkable history. As a merchant republic, which had its heydays
in the 15th century, Dubrovnik traded with Turkey and India, had
trade representatives in Africa and even had diplomatic relations
with the English court in the middle ages. In this way the city
was a serious rival against the powerful and rich Venice, which
finally gained sovereignty over Dubrovnik from 1206-1358. Thus the
old town presents unmistakable features of Venetian architecture.
oldest pharmacy of Europe in
the Franziscan Monastery Court