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).
You will enjoy a wonderful view of the Old Town of Dubrovnik, including its narrow streets and small squares. Walking the City walls in Dubrovnik is a must activity wheather your are only visitors on the Mediterranean cruise or spending your summer holidays in Dubrovnik.
This pleasant two hours walk will give you opportunity to see Dubrovnik's Old Town from different angle. From the City walls you will enjoy amazing views from Minceta Fortress, explore narrow streets, beautiful palaces and churches.
From the sea section you will enjoy great views of crystal clear Adriatic sea, nearby island of Lokrum and cruise ships anchored in front of it. From Saint John Fortress you will explore Old harbour with numerous trip boats sailing in and out.
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). You can save when buying Dubrovnik
Card which include free visit to City walls.
Dubrovnik City Walls are open all year round except on 25th of December (Christmas Day).
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.
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