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Neptune's fountain at Trsteno Arboretum
Neptune’s fountain at Trsteno Arboretum

Located just 24 km Northwest from Dubrovnik you’ll find the charming settlement of Trsteno; and host to one of the oldest and attactive Arboretums in the area.

Trsteno Arboretum was once the summer residence of the patrician family Gučetić-Gozze towards the end of the 15th Century; and as a 19th century neoromantic park at Drvarica. This interesting site presents an impressive representation of Gothic-Renaissance. The Arboretum comprises of a beautiful garden architecture, aqueduct, mill, a picturesque fountain of the Sea God Neptune and nymphs, the Belvedere pavilion overlooking the sea – covering about 25 hectares.

Although the Trsteno arboretum suffered extensive damage during the Croatian War of Independence October 2nd and 3r, 1991; as well as in 2000 by a forest fire she has since and continues to be restored.  The Arboretum prides two Oriental Planes located on the central market place of Trsteno.  Each tree is over 500 years old, 45-60 meters in height with a 5 meter diameter.  There is a collection of over 300 species filled with exotic and decorative trees and shrubs.

source: Wikipedia