Stradun (Placa) Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Stradun (Placa) Dubrovnik Reviews

Dr_Seuss Dr_Seuss
216 reviews
Cruise Ship Old Town Jul 02, 2010
OK , I'm being kind of mean on this, but the other review gave it 5*. It is nice, but as a traveller it's definately the place to avoid hanging about, there is much more to the Stari Grad than this place.

Runs from the Pile Gate down to the square with the church of Sveti Vlaho, and is quite pretty.

Full of all the tourist shops and expensive restaurants, you can't help but go through it, but there are far better places to seek out
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croguide croguide
9 reviews
Stradun (Placa) in Dubrovnik Feb 12, 2009
The Dubrovnik Stradun is the central street of the city of Dubrovnik. If you are to visit Dubrovnik and take a stroll down the famous Stradun, remember one thing – the surface you are walking on, the cobbled street surrounded by buildings’ façades on both sides was once under the sea.

That’s right. A long time ago, Stradun used to be a sea channel, that is the channel that in those days separated the two settlements (cliffs) upon which the city was founded in the early Middle Ages. After the channel was filled up, Stradun became a street. Although there are different theories about the way Stradun came to existence, upheld by the scientists who wrote about the Dubrovnik history, this is a prevailing opinion and the majority of literature about Dubrovnik adopts it as relevant.

Stradun or Placa is a fairly wide street whose smooth cobbled surface is walked over by thousands of tourists throughout the year. It is worth mentioning that its present appearance dates back to the period when the buildings that were devastated in the terrible earthquake that shook Dubrovnik in 1667 were reconstructed. Not so long ago, Stradun itself suffered other damages. It was during the Homeland war in 1991, when an unprecedented culturecide was perpetrated, with numerous missiles landing on the famous Placa.
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