A town of monuments or museums under UNESCO patronage. Starting from the 1940 m long walls with bulwarks, the Stradun, Orlando's pillar, the gothic renaissance palace of Sponza and the celebrated Rector's Palace as well as the famous church and monastery, Dubrovnik has, without a doubt, a special place in Croatia's cultural heritage.
Once a part of the Republic of Dubrovnik, there is also the nearby Pelješac peninsula with the 5.5 km long walls of the stone town of Ston. Growing up on the remains of a Greek colony, the island of Korčula with streets that have a fish bone pattern is a true urban gem and asides from the traditional knight's game called "Moreška", is most famous today for being the birth place of Marko Polo. In the furthest south, there is the island of Mljet with a Benedictine monastery built in the 12th century that was constructed on an island in the middle of the great lake.