These impressive walls can be walked in full length and are ideal spot to enjoy unique views of the city's squares and palaces, narrow streets as well as the island of Lokrum and the crystal blue sea.
For a unique experience of City walls join one of many guided tours available throughout the day. We would recommend Dubrovnik Walks Combo ( Old Town & City Walls Tour) or City Walls and Dubrovnik Old Town Tour, both small group tours.
You can find a range of interesting Dubrovnik city walls tours (including prices and reviews) here on Viator.
In the text below read some information which will help you to make the most of your walk along the City walls. Find out OPENING TIMES, ADMISSION PRICES to the walls, where to BUY TICKETS, how to FIND ENTRANCES and some EXTRA TIPS for walking the walls.
The City walls are 1940 metres in length and encompass the entire Old Town. They comprise a series of fortifications, bastions and towers.
The walls were built in the period from the 13th to the 17th century in order to defend Dubrovnik from its enemies. The main land-facing wall is between 4 and 6 metres in width, while the sea-facing wall is a little narrower, between 1.5 and 3 metres. Its height is as great as 25 metres in some places and at key points there are fortifications.
To the north there is the round Minceta Fortress (the highest point of the walls), to the east the Revelin Fortress, and on the south-east side, the large St John’s Fortress complex. To the west is the Bokar Fortress. Besides these fortifications, the city walls are guarded by a whole series of smaller towers and bastions.
Dubrovnik City walls are open all year round except on 25th of December (Christmas Day).
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.