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Walking The Ancient City Walls Of Dubrovnik

Once you find yourself in Dubrovnik taking a walk along its city walls shouldn't be skipped. This impressive walls that surround Old Town are 2 km long and can be walked completely. 

There are three entrances to the city walls but we suggest you to start your walk from the main entrance which is situated at the beginning of Stradun.

Upon climbing the first steps you will find yourself at the spot from which you can enjoy amazing views of crowded Stradun. In the distance will spot the Bell Tower which is 31 metres high and features two bronze figures, known as the Zelenci.

A view from city walls
Onofrio's Great Fountain

Walking towards the sea you will arrive to Bokar Fortress which dates from the 15th century. From this point you will see Lovrijenac Fortress which stands on the 37 metre high cliff. 

While walking along the sea section of the walls you will enjoy views of crystal clear Adriatic sea and passing touristic boats. In this section of the walls you will come across several cafés ideal for having a cold drink or an ice-cream during the hot summer days.

View of Lovrijenac fortress from city walls
Art shop Bastion on city walls

Walking further you arrive on St John's Fortress which stands on the entrance to old city harbour. From its terrace you can take photos of the nearby island of Lokrum.

Your walk continues along the city harbour which is usually packed with tourists and boats. At this point you can walk down form the city walls if you are too tired to continue your tour.

Old city harbour
Entrance to the Old Town from harbour

Climbing up the walls you will arrive to the northern section of the walls from where you will see Revelin Fortress which is not part of the city walls. Walking further you will have a chance to enjoy spectacular views of the red city roofs and tower bells. Finally, you reach Minceta Fortress which is the highest point of the walls. You can climb to the top terrace to take photos of the city and the sea in the distance.

For detailed information about city walls and Dubrovnik's rich history take one of many guided city walls tours both private or group. Such tours are available throughout the year with morning and afternoon options.

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 150 HRK (visit to Fort Lovrijenac is included in the price), children (5-18) costs 50 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).

A stunning view from northern section of City walls

CITY WALLS OPENING TIMES

MONTH
OPENING TIMES
JANUARY & FEBRUARY & MARCH
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
APRIL & MAY
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
JUNE & JULY
8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
AUGUST & SEPTEMBER
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
OCTOBER
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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