BBC: Dubrovnik Among World’s Greatest Walled Cities
- by croatiaweek
- in Latest, Travel
The BBC have included Dubrovnik in its feature of the world’s greatest walled cities..
BBC’s travel section has delved into what life is like behind some of the world’s most famous walls. In its selection of stories from the 5 greatest walled cities it has featured Jerusalem, Avila in Spain, Cartagena in Columbia, Carcassonne in France and Croatia’s Dubrovnik, which are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
“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,” writes the BBC, before getting a locals viewpoint of life behind the walls.
“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. [Growing up,] the whole city was like a big playground for children to play in,” one local said.
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