One of the most common questions we locals get is the one about the War, in all varieties. Not the lightest of topics, but certainly one that's an important part of our history and understanding the way we live today. If this is something you are interested in then this is a tour you should definitely opt for.
The Homeland War was fought between 1991. and 1995. and Dubrovnik was most affected during the first 2 years. Dubrovnik was under siege, and suffered a lot of material damage, as well as terrific human loss. Almost completely surrounded, this was the first time in recent history that the magnificent City walls served their true purpose, stopped being a symbol of freedom, and became the protectors of our beautiful city.
The walls remained, but they were not able to protect everything. Numerous monuments were damaged or destroyed, many houses were burnt and thousands of people lost the roof over their heads. The brave defenders of Dubrovnik managed to prevail in the end and we rebuilt our city completely with a lot of help. Today we are able to tell you this story with looking forward instead of backwards. Find out more about this side of Dubrovnik history with us & get to know locals through the guide's stories.