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Kupari

kupari Kupari was an exclusively tourist resort before the Croatian War of Independence. In former centuries there was a alrge workshop for roof tiles (Kupa), from which the name Kupari is derived. After the first world war these work shops closed down and were deserted.....


Kupari was an exclusively tourist resort before the Croatian War of Independence. In former centuries there was a alrge workshop for roof tiles (Kupa), from which the name Kupari is derived. After the first world war these work shops closed down and were deserted. The old factory buildings were partialy pulled down and partly reconstructed and adapted to form a large hotel compound, which was the first of it's kind in the Dubrovnik area. This was carried out by former Czechoslovakia, whose people were attracted by the Adriatic earlier. In the Župa valley, more than a century ago (1862-1864) the well known Czech painter Jaroslav Čermak painted a series of works depicting the oppression of our people under foreign regime. In Prague a limited company was formed which purchased the tile workshops and quickly started the adaptations. In 1920 the first building was already compledet and within a short time this resort had a capacity of 320 beds. Tourist traffic did stop with Kupari, but soon extended to Srebreno and Mlini. After the second world war a further reconstruction of Kupari took place, however on a much larger scale. Some new hotels and restaurants (amongst which the impressive modern hotel "Pelegrin") were built. During the Croatian War of Independence, Kupari resort was devastated.