The uniqueness of Dubrovnik lies in its history and cultural heritage, while its modern lifestyle mirrors a strong spiritual identity, historical imprint, and presence within European culture. Rich history is alive in every part of the city – at the same time a museum city and a live stage, it represents a perfect cross between the past and the present. Every corner of this Pearl of the Adriatic hides a treasure. Protected by UNESCO World Heritage status since 1979, Dubrovnik is surrounded by 1,940 meters of unique medieval ramparts preserved in their original form that are open to visitors as the city's main attraction.