Dubrovnik During the Homeland War 1991-1995
Dubrovnik During the Homeland War 1991-1995 Reviews
Worth the time and interesting, even if biased Nov 20, 2011
Located in an old fortress near the cable car station, at the top of Mount Srd, is a museum called the Dubrovnik During the Homeland War 1991-1995.
The fortress itself, was built by Napoleon, and expanded by the Habsburgs. It would serve as a strategic point for Croatians during the war. The damage can still be seen, with a sign that said “Enter At Own Risk”. Probably meant that there are still landmines.
The museum inside the fortress, tells the story when Dubrovnik was under attack from Yugoslavia, resulting in war, shortly after Croatia declared independence in 1991. There are photos, videos and displays of actual weapons used in the war, like machine guns and missiles. Reading the descriptions, they were heavily biased on the Croatian side, as they refer to the other side as the “Serb-Montenegrin aggression" and use terms like “senseless attack”, which can be a bit off-putting to some people. You can also climb to the rooftop, for a view of Dubrovnik, right by the communications tower.
This museum is well worth the time, to learn more about the Balkan War, and see it from the very people who experienced it first-hand, as oppose to just seeing it on the news.
Part of the Croatia / Bosnia-Herzegovina / Slovenia 2011 travel blog
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