The Walls of Dubrovnik are what makes the Croatian city so special. Although the Old Town is relatively small, the view from above can change with every meter. The Dubrovnik City Walls not only offer spectacular views of Dubrovnik but give you an idea of its very special charm, that made it so popular to thousands of visitors each year.
Dubrovnik is one of the most visited cities at the Adriatic sea for a reason. The city lies in the very South of Croatia and is perfect for a weekend trip from anywhere in Europe, preferably in late spring or early autumn. If you already have plans to go there, better don’t miss my Guide to Dubrovnik – The Pearl of the Adriatic.
When it comes to things to do in the city, the best is to take a walk on the Old City Walls of Dubrovnik (Croatian: Dubrovačke gradske zidine), that are of course on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites one of the most picturesque Dubrovnik attractions. The city walls were partly rebuilt after the horrible 1990s war, lead you 1.2 miles all around the Old Town Dubrovnik and offer unbelievable views of the place from any kind of angle.
The main entrance to the Walls of Dubrovnik can be found just outside the main gate to the Old Town, where you need to buy a ticket for 70 Kuna which is round about 9 Euro or 11 US-Dollar. I know that might sound like quite an amount of money, but believe me it’s totally worth every penny.
Before I will let some photos of the Walls of Dubrovnik speak for themselves, I just wanna give you one more advice that you won’t find in the Lonely Planet: Take – Your – Time!
You can easily spend two hours wandering around the Walls of Dubrovnik, looking down to the crowded cobblestones streets, over to the old St. Lawrence Fortress and to the close island of Lokrum. Look up to Srđ, the backyard mountain of Dubrovnik and let your gaze wander over the unbelievably turquoise water of the Adriatic.
That is all I have to say. For more, have a look at my photos now and find everything you need to know down in the hard facts section. Enjoy!
Hard Facts about the Walls of Dubrovnik:
Distance of the Dubrovnik city walls: 1.2 miles
Tickets office for the Dubrovnik wall walk is outside the main gate to the Dubrovnik Old Town
Dubrovnik city walls cost: the entrance fee is 70 Kuna (9 Euro/11 US-Dollar)
Best time to visit the Dubrovnik Walls: Late afternoon or very early in the morning before the crowds arrive
Time needed: plan at least 1 hour
Best direction: Most visitors walk anti-clockwise. Anyway, make sure to walk all around the Dubrovnik wall, not only a part of it. It’s worth it! You can find more info about this in the Lonely Planet.
Towers: Make sure to climb the stairs of Minčeta Tower going up from the Dubrovnik City walls
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When it comes to Dubrovnik, a pretty good deal is the book Top 10 Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast. But in case that you are going to spend more time in Croatia and the Balkans I can only recommend the Lonely Planet Croatia and the even more detailed Lonely Planet Southeastern Europe.
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