Explore Dubrovnik with colibri, part II
In the second serie of our "Explore Dubrovnik with colibri" campaign we will reveal you the monasteries of Dubrovnik. The campaign starts tomorrow, so stay tuned and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
You can remind yourself on our first "Explore Dubrovnik with colibri" campaign in which we presented you items:
• KAŠE BREAKWATER: "It was constructed of huge stone blocks laid over wooden foundations without binder. Large rocks were used to revert it and thus to protect it from the direct impact of the waves. The whole structure was named Kaše after kašeta, an expression used in Dubrovnik for a wooden box (crate)."
• LOKRUM ISLAND: Did you know that the island is home to plants from all groups of the European Mediterranean region?
• PORPORELA BREAKWATER: Did you know that on Porporela there is a stone weighing 3159 kilograms which was washed ashore by the storm in 1879? (you should try to find it)
• St. JOHN’S FORTRESS: It was named after the Church of St. John whose remains are now beneath the Church of Carmen
• ARSENAL: When the construction of new galleons and reparation of large ships began, openings in the harbor were walled in, and after work was completed they were reopened.
• CITY BELL TOWER: It has been there since 1444, but in 1929 it was rebuilt due to danger of implosion after damage from the earthquake of 1667.
• CITY HARBOUR: In 1484, Dubrovnik architect Paskoje Miličević designed the harbour as we see it today.