Fodor's Expert Review Stradun

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The Placa, commonly known as the Stradun, is the main street in Dubrovnik's Old Town, stretching 300 meters from the Pile Gate to Luža Square and the Bell Tower. It is paved with limestone and polished by regular use; in the middle of summer, when the street is being walked upon by thousands of people, it shines like glass and is particularly impressive at night, when it reflects the light from the street lamps. It was once the shallow sea channel separating the island of Laus from the mainland. Although it was filled in during the 12th century, it continued to divide the city socially for several centuries, with the nobility living in the area south of Placa and the commoners living on the hillside to the north. The Stradun is the best people-watching promenade in town, but beware that prices at the bars and restaurants lining it reflect its popularity.

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Dubrovnik, Dubrovacko-Neretvanska  20000, Croatia

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