Srd, Dubrovnik, Croatia | CruiseBe
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Srđ is a mountain just behind the walled city of Dubrovnik, in Dalmatia, Croatia. Its height is 412 metres, the top of which is adorned with "Fort Imperial", built in 1806-1816 during the Napoleonic Wars. From its top the walled city of Dubrovnik, Island of Lokrum, Adriatic Sea and various local attractions (including restaurants and the Stradun) can be seen.

Srđ was once forested with oak trees which locals called dubrava, after which the city of Dubrovnik was named. The southern slope was once rich with pine forests, but in the second half of the 20th century and during the war in numerous fires, the forest was almost completely gutted.

This mountain was home to one of the fiercest battles of the 1991-1995 Croatian War of Independence, namely the Siege of Dubrovnik. The cable car that was disabled during this time has since been reopened.

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