Early evening sunlight illuminates the Stradun - Dubrovnik's picture-perfect main drag. Rules forbidding conventional shop facades mean this pedestrianised street can feel like a giant film-set. The highly polished flagstones, worn down by generations of travellers, and the period lanterns outside each building add to the Stradun's captivating charm.
|Dating from 1516, the Sponza Palace was once the city's custom house, mint, bank, treasury and the armoury. It survived the earthquake of 1667, which flattened much of the city.|
|The Sponza Palace, overlooking the Luža square|
|Named after the Dubrovnik-born comedy writer of the Renaissance period, the Marin Držić Theatre is housed in a building dating from 1865. |