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Minčeta Tower

Minčeta Tower

One of the most prominent and most visited Dubrovnik’s protecting towers as well as the highest point of its defence system, is the Minčeta Tower. Locally known as Tvrđava Minčeta, the fortress was named after the Mencetic family who owned the ground which the tower was built upon. And it was originally built in 1319 by a local builder Nicifor Ranjina,

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Revelin Fortress

Revelin Fortress

Revelin Tower (Revelin Fortress) located just outside the town walls as part of the Ploče Gate entrance to the Old town was built in 16th century as protection of the Eastern side of the Town as well as to its harbour (Old Port). Revelin, protecting the Eastern entrance to the city was a place through which many middle-eastern visitors came to the town including visitors from

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Bokar Fortress

Bokar Fortress

Located at the top of a steep cliff on the western corner of Dubrovnik’s city walls, the Bokar Fortress (Tvrđava Bokar) was built in 15th century with the intention to defend the town’s main entrance Pile Gate, its bridge and moat. Beside Minčeta Fortress it was considered as the key point of defence of the western sea as well as a land

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Walls of Dubrovnik

Walls of Dubrovnik

Views from Dubrovnik town walls over to old harbour, Sveti Ivan fortress and Lokrum Island Dubrovnik City Walls (locally called “Dubrovački miri” or in Croatian, officially “Dubrovačke zidine“) were built all around the Old Town of Dubrovnik, around the seashore, to protect a town from pirates and other unwelcome guests. These enormous walls that encircle the entire Old Town, dotted by

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Buža Gate

Buža Gate

Buža gate also known as Vrata od Buže is a northern entrance to the Old Town that leads from Iza Grada street, crossing Peline and down the steps to Prijeko and further the steps to Stradun, the main Old Town’s promenade. This entrance in the town is handy if you park your car in Iza Grada area or if you are

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The Clock Tower

The Clock Tower

Dubrovnik’s Clock Tower, an elegant 31 m high timepiece, dating from the 15th century is a magnificent landmark of the Old Town. It is located at the very end of Stradun, next to Sponza Palace in Luža Square. The clock tower overlooks Orlando’s Column and Sveti Vlaho Church. Two bronze figures, the bell strikers, popular ‘zelenci’ (green twins) are locally called

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Pile Gate

Pile Gate

The main entrance to Old Town, busy Pile Gate (the name derived from Greek word pylaj meaning gate) in the old time (built in the 15th century) used to have a wooden drawbridge which used to be pulled up at night to prevent unwelcome guests entering the medieval, walled city. The drawbridge was replaced by stoned one long time ago so nowadays,

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Sveti Spasitelj Fortress

Sveti Spasitelj Fortress

Sveti Spasitelj Fortress also known as the tower / bastion of Saint Saviour is located on the south east side of the town walls. The tower offers great views over the sea to Lokrum as well as over the Buza beach. Location Map of Sveti Spasitelj Fortress: see location of Sveti Spasitelj tower on larger map + on map of the city walls

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Ploče Gate

Ploče Gate

The main entrance to Old Town from the Eastern side, Ploče Gate (also known as Vrata od Ploča) were built at the end of 14th century. The gate consist of inner and outer section and incorporates a stone bridge. The bridge used to be just wooden drawbridge which used to be pulled up at night to prevent unwelcome guests entering the town but was later replaced by stoned one

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Old Town of Dubrovnik in 1930s

Old Town of Dubrovnik in 1930s

Collection of photos of Dubrovnik Old Town from 1930s: Panorama of Dubrovnik, with its city walls – viewed from Srd hill – from 1930s Pile Gate – street scene from 1930s Dubrovnik’s Town walls and Lokrum island – 1930s Old Town Panorama – viewed from Minceta Tower (1930s) Town walls and Towers Rector’s Palace ( Knezev Dvor) Town walls and Minceta Tower

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