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Walking The Ancient City Walls Of Dubrovnik

Visitors exploring the seaside section of the City wallsVisitors exploring the seaside section of the City walls

The Dubrovnik City walls are the main attraction for any visitor, being one of the best preserved fortification systems in Europe. These impressive walls, which can be walked in full length (1940 meters), offer stunning views over all corners of the city and the nearby Lokrum island. Walk along the walls is a must-do while visiting Dubrovnik.

One of the best ways to explore Dubrovnik's City walls is to take a tour with a local. You can find a list of amazing City walls tours (including prices and reviews) here at Viator. It's so easy to use and book with!

For enjoying City walls from the sea-side take sea-kayaking tour on which you will paddle along the City walls to the island of Lokrum. Enjoy solving riddles about Dubrovnik's top sights on Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Tour.

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A stunning view from the City walls to city roofs and the island of LokrumA stunning view from the City walls to city roofs and the island of Lokrum
View of the red city roofsView of the red city roofs
A view from the sea to the City wallsA view from the sea to the City walls


Useful info for visiting Dubrovnik city walls

DUBROVNIK CITY WALLS ADMISSION PRICES: Adult ticket price is 250 Kunas, while children (7-18) pays 100 Kunas. Entrance for children under 7 is free.

WHERE TO BUY TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased at entrances. The main entrance is situated at the beginning of Stradun (from Pile Gate) to the right-hand side. Tickets can be paid in CROATIAN KUNAS or BY CREDIT CARDS, no Euros or US$ accepted. Please note that Dubrovnik Card includes a free visit to the 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 (10am - 3pm), April & May (8am - 6:30pm), June & July (8am - 7:30pm), August & September (8am - 6:30pm), October (8am - 5:30pm), November & December (10am - 3pm).

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How to find the Dubrovnik City walls entrances

The main entrance to the City walls, close to the Pile GateThe main entrance to the City walls, close to the Pile Gate

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.

FROM THE CRUISE 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.
 

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. 

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Visitors climbing the City wallsVisitors climbing the City walls


Extra 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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