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The "Pearl of the Adriatic"... preserved medieval city... It was a rival to Venice in art and commerce. The city has red roofs, white domes, rows of pillars, arches, towers, fountains and courtyards and is delightful!
Placa: The main street... was once a canal.
Onofri Fountain: From 1438... was actually a cistern for storing the town's water.
St. Blaise's Church: From 1715. Blaise is the Patron Saint. The steps of this church are popular with tourists who sit and watch the action. A painting by Titian is inside.
Church of St. Vlaho: Baroque bell tower with figures striking bell every hour.
Walk around the walls: The walk takes about 2 hours and can be a little strenuous. You see a great view of the whole city. Entrance near western or eastern gates. Fortress Minceta is the circular tower at the highest point of the walls... built in 1319 and 1416. The best view if from here.
Pile Gate: The Western Gate (Bus #1, #2)
Ploce Gate: The Eastern Gate.
St. Francis Franciscan Monastery: A beautiful 600-year-old pharmacy.
Orlando's Pillar: Carved figure of a warrior whose right forearm was accepted as a standard measure of 1 cubic in the 15th century.
Rector's Palace: From 12th c... with many rich sculptures. 9-12:30, 4-7. Closed: Sun.
Sponza Palace: From 16th century... once housed customs and the mint.
Gundulic Square: Colorful square with a statue of 16th c. poet Ivan Gundulic.
Rupe: The State Granary where food was stored in cafes carved out of rocks. Today, it is a museum of National Costumes. 9,12. Closed Wed.
Fort Revelin: A funicular goes to the top of Mount Srd every 1/2 hour.