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Stradun (Placa), Dubrovnik

Stradun (Placa), Dubrovnik (must see)

Stradun is the biggest and longest street in Dubrovnik, along the Old Town. The street is 292 m long. It became the city's main thoroughfare in the 13th century and its current appearance was, for the most part, created following the devastating 1667 earthquake in which most of the buildings in Ragusa (as Dubrovnik was called back then) were destroyed. Before the earthquake, the houses which line the street were not so uniformly designed as they appear today, with many of them featuring arcades and elaborate decorations. Following the 1667 earthquake and a large fire which broke out immediately afterward, the Republic of Ragusa passed a law which specified the layout of all future residential buildings constructed in the city.

Stradun is the commercial, entertainment and spiritual center of nowaday Dubrovnik. Considered the main walkway of Dubrovnik's Stari Grad, the street is marble-paved and filled up with restaurants, bars and small shops where you can buy a card or whatever you want and bring to your friends or keep it to yourself.

Why You Should Visit:
A really nice, fast way to get from one end of Old Town to the other – you'd wish Venice had a central concourse like this!
Also, if you're a cat lover, you'll get to see plenty of lovely cats around this area.

Check to see when the cruise liners are in and avoid those days to visit, as it will be very crowded.
Do slip off down some of the narrow side streets: not only are they quieter but also a lot cooler. Food & drink prices are cheaper than on the main street, too.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Stradun (Placa) on Map

Sight Name: Stradun (Placa)
Sight Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Create Your Own Walk in Dubrovnik

Create Your Own Walk in Dubrovnik

Creating your own self-guided walk in Dubrovnik is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Dubrovnik Introduction Walk

Dubrovnik Introduction Walk

Dubrovnik is one of the most visited cities of Croatia. It's a historical destination, packed with points of interest and many monuments. Most of the attractions situated in Dubrovnik are to be found in the old city area that was actually listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979. Find the most famous sights of Dubrovnik in the next walking tour.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Historical Churches

Historical Churches

Dubrovnik is one of the most famous spots on the Adriatic shore, because it's also an important port. It is a city with a lot of history and culture, as proven by its impressive cultural and architectural heritage. Christian sites are a "must see" in Dubrovnik, and they are found as and in monasteries, churches and other monuments. Discover them by following the next walking tour.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 Km or 0.5 Miles
Dubrovnik Museums and Galleries Tour

Dubrovnik Museums and Galleries Tour

Being the religious and cultural center of the Dalmatia region, Dubrovnik boasts an incredible historical heritage. This heritage is manifested by the large number of cultural establishments in the city, among which there are numerous museums and galleries. Check them out by following the steps of this self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles