If there is one place in Dubrovnik you want to stroll over many a times a day, it has to be the teeming thoroughfare, better known as Stradun, connecting the city in so many ways.The drag stretches for around 300 metres and was constructed in the 13th century after a channel that separated two parts of land .Now lined with souvenir shops, art galleries, pricey fashion boutiques, bars, open air restaurants and some michelin guided, and is often the venue for major events in the city. The revamped baroque architecture with a medieval infrastructure, street network and the limestone main drag often mistaken as marble gives Dubrovnik’s most famous street an old world charm. At the end of Stradun is the meeting point for tourists and locals alike at Luza Square. Surrounding the Square are Dubrovnik’s most important buildings which includes, St Blaise Church, The Treasury, Palace of the Rector, the Customs House and standing proudly in front of St Blaise Church is Orlando’s Column, a statue dedicated to the Knight who saved the city from a siege.
The Stradun can be a 10 minute stroll but travellers along with the city residents takes a good amount of time to ramble around. Is it the freshly made seafood, or the charming hole in-the-wall eateries, gleaming stone buildings with long green shutters, red-tiled roofs, the pleasant surprise awaiting in narrow passageways or simple watching the world go by, makes this street like nothing ever seen or heard.