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Walking The Ancient
City Walls Of Dubrovnik

A walk along Dubrovnik's city walls is sure to be a highlight of your visit to this beautiful city. The walls that surround the historic centre are 2 km long and it takes about 2 hours to walk all the way round. While walking along the Dubrovnik's city walls you will enjoy the views of the lively squares, impressive fortresses and the hidden narrow streets.

For a huge choice of interesting guided city tours in Dubrovnik visit VIATOR WEB SITE through which you can book them with free-cancellation option.

A view from the sea-side section of the City walls.A view from the sea-side section of the City walls.

Walking along the city walls is a unique experience which can be done on your own or by taking one of many guided tours both group or private. Such tours are available throughout the year with morning and afternoon options.

From the walls you will see Lovrijenac Fortress which rises up on a 37 m high cliff, walk on the top of St John's Fortress at the entrance to the Old Harbour or climb Minceta Fortress – the highest point of the City walls.

From the sea-side section of the city walls you will enjoy the views of the crystal clear Adriatic Sea and the island of Lokrum

Find below all useful info for the best experience while visiting this amazing Dubrovnik sight.

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Dubrovnik City walls entrance fees

  • ADULTS - 200 HRK
  • STUDENTS (only with valid Croatia Student Card, International Student Card - ISIS & European Youth Card) - 50 HRK
  • CHILDREN UNDER 5 - free
  • DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY RESIDENTS - free with ID at the entrance.
Visitors climbing the sea-side of the City wallsVisitors climbing the sea-side of the City walls

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Where to buy Dubrovnik City walls tickets

Dubrovnik City walls tickets can be purchased at each entrance as well as online through Viator web-site.

The main entrance to the city walls is situated at the beginning of Stradun (entering from Pile Gate) to the right-hand side. Tickets can be paid in Croatian Kunas or by credit cards - no Euros accepted.

Please note that Dubrovnik Card includes a free visit to the City walls.

View on the city roofs from the City wallsView on the city roofs from the City walls

Dubrovnik City walls opening times

Dubrovnik City Walls are open all year round except on 25th of December (Christmas Day). Check out in the table below opening times month by month.

  • JANUARY & FEBRUARY & MARCH: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • APRIL & MAY: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • JUNE & JULY: 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • AUGUST & SEPTEMBER: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • OCTOBER: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • NOVEMBER & DECEMBER: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The main entrance to the City wallsThe main entrance to the City walls

How to reach the Dubrovnik City walls entrances

There are 3 entrances to the City walls:

  • the entrance by Inner Pile Gate (main entrance)
  • the entrance by St Lucas Fortress (St Dominic's street)
  • the entrance by St John's Fortress

Reaching the City walls from the old city harbour (for cruise visitors)

Some cruise ships on their visit to Dubrovnik anchor in front of the Old Town. Passengers are transferred to the old town harbour by boats. One of the entrances to the City walls is situated only a short walk from there.

After leaving the port turn right and walk along the St Dominic's street until you reach St Lucas Fortress. You will come across the iron gate and entrance to the city walls.

Reaching the City walls from cruise/ferry port in Gruz

After disembarking the ship take any city bus to the Old Town (no. 1A, no. 1B, no. 3) and ride it until the last stop. Walk through the Pile Gate. Once you step onto Stradun through the Pile Gate, there is an office on the right-hand side where you can purchase tickets for the City walls

Reaching the City walls from Babin Kuk / Lapad

Take either city bus no. 4 or no. 6 and ride it until the last stop (Pile Gate). Get off the bus and walk until you reach Stradun. Turn right to reach the office where you can buy tickets for the City walls. 

Souvenir shop on the City wallsSouvenir shop on the City walls

Tips for walking the City walls

  • 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 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 and to protect your head, as during the tour you will be exposed to direct 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.

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