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Walking The Historic
City Walls Of Dubrovnik

The ancient City walls of Dubrovnik, that surrounds the Old Town are top attraction of this city. They can be walked along the full length (about 2 km) and this takes about 1.5-2 hours.

The walk around the City walls offers you a unique perspective of the Old Town and surrounding areas. We compiled useful information that will help you to make the most of your City wall walk.

Below, you'll find info on finding the entrances to the walls, opening times throughout the year, ticket prices for adults and children, getting free entrance with Dubrovnik Pass and other tips.

You'll also find ideas for seeing the City walls in unique ways - from above (taking a cable car or buggy tour to the top of Mount Srdj); from sea (by sea-kayak: travellers really love this sea-kayak adventure!

So continue to read to get better idea on the best ways to experience the Dubrovnik City walls.

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A stunning view from the City walls to the city roofs and the island of Lokrum

Getting there

The City walls can be easily accessed once you are in the Old Town. The main entrance to the walls is located at the beginning of Stradun, just across Great Onofrio's Fountain.

The ticket office can be found to the right, once you step onto Stradun.

The other entrance is by Saint John's Fortress at the other end of Old Town (here you can exit the walls if walking the whole lentgh of 2 km is too much for you).

The last one is located near Saint Luke's Fortress (a short walk from Ploce Gate, the eastern entrance to Old Town). Use this gate to avoid queues during the peak summer months.

Information on how to reach the Old Town can be found on the getting around Dubrovnik page.

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Entrance to the Old Town from Pile
Main entrance to the City walls

City walls ticket info

A City walls admission ticket includes entry to the City walls, the Lovrijenac Fortress and Western Outer Walls. Your ticket is valid for entry at any time from opening to last admission time.

The tickets can be purchased at entrances to the walls (can be paid in Euros and by credit card) as well as online. Adult ticket price is €35, while children under 18 pays €15 (valid from March until October). From November until February adult ticket costs €15 and child ticket costs €5. Note that children must be accompanied by an adult.

The ticket for Lovrijenac, the detached fortress rising on the 37 meters high rock in Pile bay, is possible to buy separately. The ticket price is €15.

For saving some money, consider buying Dubrovnik Pass, which includes a free visit to the walls (plus free buses within the city, free entrance to most museums and numerous discounts in souvenir shops, restaurants and travel agencies).

Lovrijenac Fortress stands on 37-meter high rock in Pile bay

City walls opening times

The City walls are open all year round (except for the Christmas day). Opening times vary depending on the month:

  • January, February & March: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • April May: 8:00am - 6:30pm
  • June & July: 8:00am - 7:30pm
  • August & September: 8:00am - 6:30pm
  • October: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • November & December: 10:00am - 3:00pm

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A view of Stradun from City walls
Minceta Fortress - the highest point of the Old Town

The best ways to see City walls

The most adventurous way to explore the City walls is to walk their entire length. Why not to join on one of walking tours with expert guides and gain personalised insight into the city's history and legends.

Visitors climbing the City walls

More ideas for viewing the walls

For the best views of the walls themselves, opt for a sea-kayaking tour along the walls and Lokrum island (very popular among visitors), or taking a panoramic boat cruise. For a unique experience, opt for private boat tour.

Renting SUP and paddling along the walls at your own pace is another great idea we would suggest.

For seeing the City walls from above, head to the top of Mount Srdj. Take a cable car ride or book adventurous buggy tour that takes you to the best panorama point from where you can capture amazing photos of the walls and the whole area.

City walls seen from the sea

Top tips for walking the walls

  • If you do not wish to tour the entire length of the City walls, you can end the tour halfway (there are 3 entry/exit points). The walk on the walls usually takes from 1.5 to 2 hours.

  • Take into consideration that walking the walls include also climbing the stairs so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. 

  • Make sure to bring a bottle of water with you for refreshment, as well as a hat, sunglasses and sunblock as you will be exposed to direct sun while walking the walls.

  • For a more pleasant experience, an early morning (as early as possible) or late afternoon (starting from approximately 5pm) walk is recommended.

  • Ticket for the City walls tour is also valid for sightseeing of Fortress Lovrijenac
    Do not miss the opportunity to visit this fortress which offers a magnificent views of the Old Town. Get to the fortress by climbing the stairs located by the bus stop next to Pile Gate (western entrance to the Old Town).

  • Please be sure to exercise caution during the City walls walk. Don't do anything that would endanger yourself or others.

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