a string of pearls including both material and nonmaterial heritage.
The value of Dubrovnik was recognised by UNESCO already thirty years ago, while the Festival of St Blaise joined the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in October 2009. The Dubrovnik Republic, which presents the golden period of the Dubrovnik history, perfectly regulated the City and its life through its statute and other historic documents.
The Republic did not erect monuments to its contemporaries. The seaman Miho Pracat is the only person who deserved this great honour, while the figure which one sees most often on the monuments of Dubrovnik is St Blaise holding a model of the City in his hand…