To understand Dubrovnik history and Dubrovnik today this tour is essential. As a young girl I witnessed the war and siege of Dubrovnik in 1991 and I will share my personal experience with you. Join me on this tour and gain insight into the roots of Croatia's 20th century wartime history. Balkan Peninsula was perceived as the restless corner of Europe at the start of 20th century. The historical background will help you to see how recent Homeland war has laid the roots in the past. I will explain reasons why Dubrovnik and Croatia were caught in war in 1991. What was happening in Dubrovnik before the war and how we people from Dubrovnik experienced it. Why was Dubrovnik under siege for 8 months? How many houses and palaces were destroyed? Who defended Dubrovnik and how Dubrovnik was rebuilt? These and many more are the questions I will answer during the tour together with my personal stories, stories from the ancient and modern history of the Region, all in the spectacular setting of the old City Dubrovnik, will give you a deeper insight into the true nature of Dubrovnik and its people. We will start near Big Onofrio's fountain, stop in front of artist Ivo Grbic house, Orthodox church, The Cathedral of Assumption of Virgin Mary and Rector's Palace. From the Old Port I will show you positions of Croatian Defenders and the enemy army and we will end the tour in Sponza Palace.
Hello dear guests, My name is Ermina. I am proud and happy that I was born and raised in Dubrovnik, this unique, one of a kind Adriatic jewel. I graduated College for Economy and Tourism and I am licensed tourist guide in Dubrovnik. It will be my pleasure to be your guide and to take you for a walk where you will learn of the struggles faced by Croatians during times of war.
We will start near Big Onofrio's fountain, stop in front of artist Ivo Grbic house, Orthodox church, The Cathedral of Assumption of Virgin Mary and Rector's Palace. From the Old Port I will show you positions of Croatian Defenders and the enemy army and we will end the tour in Sponza Palace memorial room with war photography exhibition.
Dubrovnik under siege in 1991