November 2, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Picture of the Day: Dubrovnik from Above

by twistedsifter




aerial photograph of dubrovnik croatia


In this amazing aerial photograph we see the beautiful city of Dubrovnik from above. Dubrovnik is a city on the Adriatic Sea coast of Croatia, positioned at the terminal end of the Isthmus of Dubrovnik. The sea port city is one of the most prominent tourist destinations on the Adriatic. Its total population is 42,641 (census 2011) and the city joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1979.

The beginning of tourism in Dubrovnik is often associated with the construction of the late 19th-century luxury hotels in Croatia. According to CNNGo, Dubrovnik is among the 10 best medieval walled cities in the world. Although the city was demilitarised in the 1970s to protect it from war, in 1991, after the breakup of Yugoslavia, it was besieged by Serb-Montenegrin forces for seven months and received significant shelling damage. [Source: Wikipedia]