The Dubrovnik City Walls are considered to be among the most beautiful
and best preserved city walls in Europe. One should not miss the unique
opportunity to tour them in their full length (1940m). Find out more facts about Dubrovnik City walls! The
City Walls tour is a good introduction to the tour of Dubrovnik as you
will have the chance to see some of the city's monuments'. You will enjoy a wonderful view of the Old Town of Dubrovnik, including its narrow streets and small squares.
Once you enter the City walls at the very beginning of Stradun and climb the stairs you will be able to enjoy a view of this most beautiful of streets. You will notice Onofrio's Great Fountain on the right and the Church of the Holy Savior on the left as well as the bell of the Franciscan Monastery. Heading towards the seaward side of the City walls, you will see Lovrijenac
Fortress which emerges from the cliff 37m high (ticket for
the City walls tour also includes a visit to the fortress).
Once you reach the seaward side of the City walls, you will enjoy the view of the island of Lokrum and the endless open sea. Soon you will reach the cafe bar located on the walls. There you can refresh yourself with a cold drink before you continue with the tour.
Going further you will reach St John's Fortress standing proudly at the entrance to the Old Town Harbour. This fortress offers a magnificent view of the nearby island of Lokrum and the sea-wall Kase. Once you get down from the fortress you will reach part of the city walls located above the old city harbor. Here you can find small boats returning from fishing trips as well as tourist boats full of sight-seers.
Climbing the City walls towards the north, we follow St Dominik Street, which connects the eastern entrance of the Old Town with Stradun. Here we find the Dominican Monastery complex. Once you reach the northern section of the City walls, you can enjoy a magnificent view of The Bell Tower emerging from the old roof tops of Dubrovnik. Finally we reach the northernmost point of the walls - Minceta Fortress. The fortress offers an amazing view of Old Town and the open sea.
There are three entrances to the City walls: the entrance by Inner Pile Gate (main entrance), the entrance by St Lucas Fortress (St Dominic's street) and the entrance by St John's Fortress. If
you do not wish to tour the entire length of the city walls, you can
end the tour at any of these entrance points. The walk on the walls
usually lasts from ninety minutes to two hours. Take into consideration that you will have to climb the stairs of some
parts of the City walls, so put on some comfortable shoes. Make
sure to bring a bottle of water with you for refreshment and to protect
your head, as during the tour you will be exposed to plenty of sun. For a
more pleasant experience, an early morning (as early as possible) or
late afternoon (starting from approximately 5 p.m.) walk is recommended.
Ticket for the City walls tour is valid for sightseeing at Fortress Lovrijenac. Do not miss the opportunity to visit Lovrijenac Fortress
which offers a magnificent view of the Pile Gate and Old Town. You can
get to the fortress by climbing the stairs located by the bus stop at
Pile Gate entrance.
Please be sure to exercise caution during the tour. Don't do anything that would endanger yourself or others.
FROM OLD CITY PORT (for cruise passengers from ships anchoring in front of the Old Town): After leaving the port turn right and walk along St Dominic street until you reach St Lucas Fortress.
FROM GRUZ PORT (for cruise passengers from ships docking at the new port): Take any city bus to the Old Town and ride it until the last stop. Get off the bus and walk through the Pile Gate. When you step to Stradun turn right and you will find an office from where you can purchase City walls tickets. The entrance to the walls is located to the left.
Dubrovnik City Walls are open all year round except on 25th of December (Christmas Day).
Once you enter Stradun through the Pile Gate, there is an office on the
right-hand side where you can purchase tickets for the City Walls tour.
The main entrance to the walls is located on the left-hand
Tickets can be purchased at the entrances to the City walls (and paid by credit cards or Croatian kunas).
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