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Running parallel to Stradun, Od Puča leads west from Gunduličeva poljana, with stepped alleys branching off to meet the sea-walls. At no. 8 there's an Orthodox Church Museum (Muzej pravoslavne crkve) containing a display of icons packed with Virgins, Christ Pantokrators and St Georges, mostly anonym…
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Back on Luža, a Gothic arch leads off the northeastern corner of the square to the twisting lane which first passes the entrance to the Old Port (Stara luka) -nowadays given over to pleasure boats, and the ferries which run across to the island of Lokrum, just offshore - before reaching the Dominica…
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Facing the suburb of Ploce is the wooded island of LOKRUM, 1km to the southeast. Reputedly the island where Richard the Lionheart was shipwrecked, it was bought in 1859 by Maximilian von Habsburg, Archduke of Austria (and subsequently Emperor of Mexico). He transformed a former Benedictine monastery…
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       Beyond the monastery, the lane emerges at the Ploče Gate, the main eastern entrance to the old town. It's larger than the Pile Gate, with another statue of St Blaise in the niche above (the oldest in the city) and a bridge across the moat dating from 1449. The Revelin Fort…
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West of the old town, just outside Pile Gate, steps descend towards a small harbour overlooked by the Bokar Fortress on one side and by the monumental, wedge-shaped fortress of Lovrijenac on the other . Originally built in 1050, but assuming its current shape in the sixteenth century, it was the mos…
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