Heritage

In history, many Conversos (Marranos) were attracted to Dubrovnik, formerly a considerable sea port. In May, 1544, a ship landed there filled exclusively with Portuguese refugees, as Balthasar de Faria reported to King John

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Museums & Galleries

The Patriotic Museum, forerunner of Dubrovnik Museums, was founded in 1872 at the instigation of the Chamber of Trade and the Commune Council. The museum was located on the first floor of the commune building of the time and was opened to the public in 1873.

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Monuments

The city of Dubrovnik is a living monument,...

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Subsequent History

In more recent history, Dubrovnik was absorbed into Yugoslavia after World War I. Previously it was a Monarchy, but when King Alexander was assassinated in France, his son Prince Paul got to close with the German Fascists. In 1939, they immediately ousted him in a bloodless coup and invaded Croatia with help of the Fascist Italians.

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