Only a few cities in the world can be compared to Dubrovnik. Thick stone walls have managed to preserve the city's independence for over seven centuries. The wide, paved street Stradun, filled with bars, stores, churches and palaces combine entertainment, commerce and religion in one pulsing beat. Famous sculptures and architectural masterpieces reveal art treasures as public display. The way that the city walls rise and blend with the sky, hills and the sea proves that the human presence can have an enriching effect to the environment. It is difficult to name all the sights in Dubrovnik, let alone to set some apart.