HRAA-series – Croatia “Dubrovnik“
The Old Town of Dubrovnik is depicted on the reverse of the Croatian 50 kuna banknote, issued in 1993 and 2002 and now exclusively on the Croatian 0-euro banknote, issued in 2019.
Also featuring this 0-eurobanknote is the patron saint of the city is Sveti Vlaho (Saint Blaise), whose statues are seen around the city. He has an importance similar to that of St. Mark the Evangelist to Venice. One of the larger churches in city is named after Saint Blaise. February 3 is the feast of Sveti Vlaho (Saint Blaise). Every year the city of Dubrovnik celebrates the holiday with Mass, parades, and festivities that last for several days.
Dubrovnik is a city on the Adriatic Sea in southern Croatia and it’s one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea.
The city boasts many old buildings, such as the Arboretum Trsteno, the oldest arboretum in the world, which dates back to before 1492. Also, the third-oldest European pharmacy and the oldest still in operation, having been founded in 1317, is in Dubrovnik, at the Little Brothers monastery.
In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites.
In 1991, after the break-up of Yugoslavia, Dubrovnik was besiegedby Serbian and Montenegrin soldiers of the Yugoslav People’s Army(JNA) for seven months and suffered significant damage from shelling. After repair and restoration works in the 1990s and early 2000s, Dubrovnik re-emerged as one of the top tourist destinations in the Mediterranean.