Articles tagged 'history'

Travelling by Donkey – Dubrovnik

Travelling by Donkey - Dubrovnik

Small collection of photos about travelling to Dubrovnik by donkey: Donkeys, Dubrovnik (1920s) Travelling by Donkey to Dubrovnik – boy and two women Woman and donkey (1949) Dubrovnik + Donkey (1938) In 1932 In 1920s Leaving Dubrovnik in 1890s Leaving Dubrovnik by donkey in 1965

Read more » Travelling by Donkey – Dubrovnik

History of Tourism in Dubrovnik

History of Tourism in Dubrovnik

Small photo gallery of historical photos of tourism development in Dubrovnik:

Read more » History of Tourism in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik’s Golden Age

Dubrovnik’s Golden Age

As the Ottoman armies advanced into South-Eastern Europe, defeating the Hungarians at 1526 Battle of Mohács, Ragusa passed formally under the supremacy of the sultan. The Ragusans bound themselves to pay the Ottomans a symbolic annual tribute. This was a shrewd move which allowed it to maintain its independence. The external policy of the Republic was directed to balancing between

Read more » Dubrovnik’s Golden Age

Dubrovnik and The Ottoman Empire

Dubrovnik and The Ottoman Empire

The Ottomans Arrive: From the 14th century onwards, the Ottoman armies penetrated the different European states. After the fall of Constantinople in 1453, the Republic understood that their days were numbered if they didn’t establish good relations with the Ottoman Empire. By 1465, Ottoman armies had taken Bosnia and Herzegovina, only a short ride away from Dubrovnik. Ragusa decided on

Read more » Dubrovnik and The Ottoman Empire

Dubrovnik: Breaking Away From Venice and Territorial Expansion

Dubrovnik: Breaking Away From Venice and Territorial Expansion

In 1358, following a war with the Kingdom of Hungary-Croatia, Venice was forced to give up, with the treaty of Zadar a large part of its possessions in Dalmatia. Dubrovnik was now free of Venetian rule, though not of its sanctions. In 1362, Venice forbade its boats from taking goods from anywhere in Dalmatia for export outside the Adriatic. Although

Read more » Dubrovnik: Breaking Away From Venice and Territorial Expansion

Dubrovnik and Trade Agreements with Balkan Countries

Dubrovnik and Trade Agreements with Balkan Countries

In 1215, Dubrovnik was granted special trading privileges by the Serb zupan (duke) Steven. Between1222-28, King Steven of Serbia granted the Dubrovnik traders full rights to trade all over the whole Serbian kingdom. Two years after in 1230, the Bulgarian Emperor Asen II granted similar trading rights in Bulgaria. Similar privileges were granted in 1234 by the Bosnian ruler Matthew

Read more » Dubrovnik and Trade Agreements with Balkan Countries

Rudjer Boskovic – Dubrovnik’s Shining Example of the Enlightement

Rudjer Boskovic - Dubrovnik's Shining Example of the Enlightement

One of the most famous figures of Dubrovnik’s Enlightenment was Ruđer Bošković (1711-1787). Born in Dubrovnik, Bosković was a polymath in the true sense of the word, being a world renowned physicist, astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, diplomat and a poet. Having been educated within the Jesuit order, Bošković’s career would include working for all the major countries in Europe and membership

Read more » Rudjer Boskovic – Dubrovnik’s Shining Example of the Enlightement

History of Dubrovnik 3 – The beginning of trade

History of Dubrovnik 3 - The beginning of trade

Above photo: Old Painting of Dubrovnik It was in the 12th century that Dubrovnik developed the crucial foundations of its future development, maritime trade and commerce. It was Dubrovnik’s ability to make full use of its perched borderland position that would secure its uniqueness and reputation as a link between east and West. This meant taking over control of the

Read more » History of Dubrovnik 3 – The beginning of trade

History of Dubrovnik 2 – Early medieval times

History of Dubrovnik 2 - Early medieval times

Above photo: A painting of medieval Dubrovnik displayed at Maritime Museum in Dubrovnik From its first mention at the beginning of the 7th century up to 1205, being a small city-state Dubrovnik was nominally under Byzantine protection. In the early medieval period, this dominance began to be punctured by with occasional rule by Southern Italian Normans, Venice in 1171 and

Read more » History of Dubrovnik 2 – Early medieval times

History of Dubrovnik 2: The foundation in the Dark Ages – balancing on a borderland

History of Dubrovnik 2: The foundation in the Dark Ages - balancing on a borderland

The Eastern Adriatic region had since Roman times been a borderland. This would continue to bear a stamp on Dubrovnik’s past, present and future. The borderland status would be skilfully exploited by the city through making itself and the region around it a decompression chamber between cultures and civilisation, religions and empires and opposing counties and ideologies. It was perching

Read more » History of Dubrovnik 2: The foundation in the Dark Ages – balancing on a borderland

Latest in Dubrovnik Travel Forum

  • Ancona to Dubrovnik by ferry
  • Car ferry Hvar to Dubrovnik
  • Return visit to Sobra (Mljet) from Dubrovnik Airport
  • Excursions or recommended day trips from Mljet