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Walking Along Dubrovnik's City Walls

A walk along Dubrovnik's famous city walls that surrounds the Old Town is a unique and wonderful experience and a must-do when visiting Dubrovnik.

The walls are 1,940 metres long and you can walk all the way around them (it usually takes about 2 hours). However, you can get down half way. During this walk you will explore Dubrovnik from a completely new angle.

You will climb the highest point of Dubrovnik's Old Town - the rounded Minceta Fortress, from where you can enjoy amazing views over the city's red roofs and St John's Fortress, housing the Aquarium and Maritime Museum, which is located at the entrance of the Old Harbour. Don't miss Lovrijenac Fortress which is located across the city walls and rises up on a 37 metre high cliff.

Dubrovnik's Old Town is completely surrounded by massive wallsDubrovnik's Old Town is completely surrounded by massive walls

Walking along the southern section of the city's walls you can enjoy a view of the sailing boats and kayakers as they pass by. You will also see Buza beach -  a rocky spot beneath the city walls - this is a unique hidden place for swimming and sunbathing. Along this section of the walls there are several cafés (ideal for a short break) as well as souvenir shops offering authentic Croatian souvenirs.

As you walk along the walls you will also enjoy views over Stradun - the main street crowded with tourists during the summer season. At the very end of Stradun you will come across the Bell Tower which is 31 metres high and features two bronze figures, known as the Zelenci.

You can choose to walk the city walls on your own or take a private or group guided tour during which you will hear the stories and facts that make up over 1,400 years of Dubrovnik's history. 

Some of Dubrovnik's sites have been used as settings for the popular TV series "Game of Thrones". A special treat for fans of this series is the "Game of Thrones" guided tour in which you'll get to know the fictional city of King's Landing while exploring Dubrovnik's UNESCO listed Old Town.

Entrance Fees Information

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. Tickets can be paid by credit cards or Croatian kunas - no Euros accepted. The main entrance to the walls is located on the left-hand side. You can save when buying Dubrovnik Card which include free visit to City walls. The adult entrance fee costs 120 HRK (visit to Fort Lovrijenac is included in the price), children (5-18) costs 30 HRK and children under 5 years don't pay entrance.

Dubrovnik City Walls are open all year round except on 25th of December (Christmas Day).

City Walls Opening Times

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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