Wednesday October 28, 2020

Croatian jewel

Christened the ‘pearl of the Adriatic’ by George Bernard Shaw, Dubrovnik is a beautiful, sunlit city fully restored after the devastating siege of the 1990s, writes Nicola Cooke

30th October, 2010

‘Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik and find it,” George Bernard Shaw once said.

The Irish playwright is also credited with being the first to call the Croatian city, ‘‘the pearl of the Adriatic’’.

A Unesco World Heritage site, the city is known for its spectacular location and the ornate architecture of its Old Town.

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