BBC Homepage: Dubrovnik in World Top 5 Walled Cities

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Dubrovnik in another top 5 on the BBC homepage.

Known as the Pearl of the Adriatic and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, Dubrovnik is no stranger to international media coverage or regular appearances in list about ‘The Best of…’

Croatia’s most famous town is in the news again on August 31, 2015, this time on the homepage of the BBC website, included in a list of ‘Th World’s 5 Greatest Walled Cities’. Here is what the BBC had to say about Dubrovnik:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Already beloved for its attractive seaside location and easy airport access, the Mediterranean city of Dubrovnik has become even more famous in recent years as the fictional setting of King’s Landing in the popular television show Game of Thrones. The medieval walls that run nearly 2km around the Old City date back to the 16th Century, and its pedestrian-only roads help maintain the historically preserved atmosphere.

The Hollywood-inspired tourist influx has brought changes to the Old City, noted Dubrovnik-native Maja Milovcic, as many residents have moved out and now rent their apartments to visitors. Still, the locals that remain are dedicated to preserving the unique way of life that the city walls foster. “Children that grow up in the Old Town have respect for history and monuments,” she said. “The town teaches them what the beauty and harmony of architecture means for the future of this city and for new generations.”

The walls seem to foster a sense of community too. “Many young families with children return here as it is much safer and friendlier to live and protect your children from any possible danger.” Milovcic added. “[Growing up,] the whole city was like a big playground for children to play in.”
For those looking to live outside the tiny Old City, upscale Ploče sits just to the east on the waterfront, while the Lapad peninsula, 3km to the north, is popular for its walkable promenades and bay views.

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