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Walking The Historic
City Walls Of Dubrovnik

A visit to Dubrovnik is not complete without walking the famous City walls. You'll walk along the 2km long walls, admire the sights along the way and take some amazing photos.

For knowing more, join a guided walking tour and learn facts from the history of Dubrovnik and some secrets about everyday life in this city.

For visiting walls, you need to know how to find entrances (there are 3 of them), opening times (walls are open all-year round) and ticket prices (it's surely worth the money).

You'll love all the historic facts and great stories your guide will share with you on this small-group walking tour.

Continue to read to find out this and some useful tips and guidelines for this unique walk.

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

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City walls entrances

  1. Main entrance (opposite Great Onofrio's Fountain): Just when you step onto Stradun from Pile, to the left, you'll find this entrance. The ticket office can be found to the right, once you step onto Stradun.

  2. Entrance St John's Fortress: At opposite side of Old Town, you'll find second entrance. This is where you need to exit the walls if you don't want to walk the full length.

  3. Entrance near St Luke's Fortress: A short walk from Ploce Gate (eastern entrance to the Old Town) towards Stradun will bring you to this entrance. Use this gate as starting point during peak summer months to avoid long queues.

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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.

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2024 Ticket prices

  • March - October (tourist season): Adult ticket price is €35, while child (under 18) ticket price is €15 

  • November - February (off season): Adult ticket price is €15, while children ticket price is €5. Note that every child 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).

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

  • See the walls from sea-side: 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. 👉 Book sea-kayak tour!

  • Explore the walls on SUP: Renting SUP and paddling along the walls at your own pace is another great idea we would suggest. 👉 Rent SUP here!

  • Admire the walls from mount Srdj: 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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