Stradun, Dubrovnik

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    The Stradun

    by Madlena Updated Aug 31, 2004

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    Every city has its famous and representative street.
    The Stradun is such a street in the old town of Dubrovnik.
    It used to be the main sewer and when all sewage system was built it was covered up.
    All the buildings along the Stradun are almost the same. The same height, the same structure, made of white stone with red roofs.
    Equality was very important for citizens.
    The structure of the house:
    Ground floor - shops and services
    First floor - bedrooms
    Second floor - representative rooms
    Third floor - kitchens

    Pavement of the Stradun is polished by strollers and it is smooth and shiny.

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    Main Street

    by sandysmith Updated Apr 19, 2004

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    Placa-Stradun is the name of Dubrovnik's main street. It was built over the sea channel which once separated the halves of the city. The stone pavement has been worn smooth over the years and the heat just bounces of it so make sure you have water with you - this is a hot city!
    The design of the Placa goes back top the 13th century but a great proportion was destroyed by the 1667 earthquake so gothic and renaissance were replaced by baroque facades.

    street of Dubrovnik view of Stradun

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    St. Saviour's Church

    by acemj Updated Apr 10, 2004

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    At the western end of Stradun, right across from Onofrio's fountain, is this simple church. It was built by order of the Dubrovnik Senate in 1520 in gratitude that the city survived a major earthquake that year. It is the work of the brothers Andrijic, builders from the nearby island of Korcula. Be sure to check out the intricate carvings above the main door.

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    Stradun

    by acemj Updated Apr 10, 2004

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    The Old Town's main street runs right down its heart from the Pile Gate entrance on the western end to the Ploce Gate access on the east side. Along the way, the beautiful, wide pathway is lined with shops that share a strikingly uniform design as a result of historic preservation efforts. As you walk along the street, you'll notice that the constant foot traffic has buffed the limestone beneath your feet to a smooth finish.

    I was here in February and even at this cooler time of year, cafes were doing a steady business during the daylight hours. In the summer, the foot traffic is significantly heavier and free tables are harder to come by at the many cafes.

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    Dubrovnik: Stradun or Placa

    by Phalaenopsis03 Updated Nov 7, 2003

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    After the walk of the walls we returned to the main promenade of the Old Town. This walkway is interchangeably referred to as Stradun or Placa, but if I paid any attention to that audio tour, Placa was what the Italians had originally dubbed it.

    This is the popular thoroughfare for tourist traffic as you'll find the street lined with historical and religious attractions as well as boutiques and souvenir stores.

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    The most known street - Stradun

    by IngaA Written Oct 19, 2003

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    Like Champs-Elysées in Paris, like Vaci in Budapest, like Hreschatyk in Kyiv, Stradun is the main street of Dubrovnik. Located in the old part of the city, wide, full of beautiful buildings, churches, fontains.
    And of course main shopping area.

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    Stradun

    by Psife Written Oct 15, 2003

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    The main street in the Old Town is called Stradun although it's real name is Placa. It was originally built in the 14th century but was rebuilt after the great earthquake in 1667 when 3/4 of all houses was destroyed. All of the new houses have almost identical facades and are at the same height.

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    The Stradun

    by jckim Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The famous Stradun of Dubrovnik, its real name being Placa, is the favourite promenade walk of all Dubrovnik citizens.
    It was built after the great earthquake in 1667.

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    The Stradun

    by Gili_S Updated Mar 4, 2011

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    This is the main street in the old city of Dubrovnik. You will find yourself hanging around here forward and back many times as long as you stay in this old city.

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    Walk the Stradun

    by skatzcatz Written Nov 27, 2009

    While in Dubrovnik spend plenty of time walking the main plaza (Stradun) and enjoy plenty of shopping, eat an icecream or just wander aimlessly crowd watching.

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    Stradun street in Dubrovnik

    by georeiser Updated May 30, 2009

    Stradun street in Dubrovnik is a shiny marble-paved street, the main walkway of Dubrovnik's old town.

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    Stradun

    by jelena19 Written Apr 9, 2005

    Stradun is the main street in the old town Dubrovnik and all the other street finished in this street so you can not lose your way in Dubrovnik.

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    Dubrovnik: A Narrow Street

    by Phalaenopsis03 Updated Jan 4, 2004

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    Walk down Stradun/Placa and on each side you'll find alleys such as this leading to businesses, residences, and other narrow streets.

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