Walls of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik town walls views

Views from Dubrovnik town walls over to old harbour, Sveti Ivan fortress and Lokrum Island

Dubrovnik City WallsDubrovnik City Walls are built all around the Old Town of Dubrovnik, around the seashore, to protect town from pirates and other unwelcome guests. These enormous walls that encircle the entire Old Town, dotted by fortresses and overlooking the sea are indeed the city’s most famous feature.

The walls were built between 12th and 17th century, and are very well preserved until nowadays (check about History of Dubrovnik). Town walls are about 2 kilometres long and they include 16 smaller and larger towers, among them the Sveti Ivan Tower, the largest one, built at the very entrance to the town’s old harbour Porporela (below photo)

The walls are about 25 meters high and up to 3 meters thick at the sea side of the town, while at the mainland, they are thick up to 6 meters.

The views from the walls are really nice – probably the best views of Dubrovnik, with patches of red roofs of the numerous houses beneath them. Walking along Dubrovnik’s city walls is considered to be the highlight of any Dubrovnik visit.  The above photo show views of city walls from slopes above the town..

Map of Dubrovnik Town walls:

Dubrovnik City Walls Map

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Cost of visiting Dubrovnik city walls:

Currently, the entrance fee costs is 120 kuna. The entry ticket includes Lovrijenac fort too.  If you buy Dubrovnik Card you will get free entrance to the walls. See where is the entrance to the city walls.

Views from Dubrovnik walls - over Pile gate, Bokar Fortress, Franciscan Monastery and town roofs

Above: Views from the walls over Pile gate, Bokar Fortress, Franciscan Monastery and town roofs. Below: East side of Dubrovnik walls with Sveti Ivan, Sveti Spasitelj, Sveti Stjepan and Sveta Margarita Fortresses

East side of Dubrovnik walls with Sveti Ivan, Sveti Spasitelj, Sveti Stjepan and Sveta Margarita Fortresses

If you would like to book walking tour around Dubrovnik Walls, you can do online booking via our partner site : Book Dubrovnik City Walls Walking Tour

Dubrovnik Town Walls

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