Where is Dubrovnik? What is it like there? Watch this 5‑minute video from Rick Steves to build background about this picturesque city.
When you’re done watching, with partners, in small groups, or as a whole class, respond to the following questions:
- In the 15th century, what were the mainstays of Dubrovnik’s economy?
- Steves mentions that the city walls were fortified about 500 years ago. Which world power threatened Dubrovnik during that time?
- Dubrovnik remained independent until the 1800s. Make an educated guess: Which European power took control over the city at that time?
- Which conflict affected Dubrovnik during the 1990s, resulting in significant damage to many buildings?