The walls were built from the 13th to the 18th century, constantly added to and strengthened, without ever having to be used for the purpose for which they were built, thanks to the skilful diplomacy of Dubrovnik.

Even before uniting the two settlements that later on formed Dubrovnik, high wooden walls were erected at the southern part of the town which then still were only rock clusters. In the 13th century when the channel (today Stradun street) had been filled in, the walls were connected with the settlement that was under Srđ hill.

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The whole area was encircled by a stone wall with turrets. When the Dominican Monastery was built in the 14th century this part was also included within the walls. Though, two fortresses remained outside the walls - Lovrijenac on the west and Revelin on the east, built in the 17th century.

Dubrovnik City Walls

The walls are 1940m long and reach a maximum height of 25m. The thickness of the inner wall on the seaside is between 1.5 and 3 meters while the landward side of the wall thickness of an average of about 4 meters. In some places a thickness of up to 6 meters. They consist of the main wall, sixteen towers, three forts, six bastions, two corner forts, three pre-walls with several turrets, three moats, two barbicans, two drawbridges and a breakwater.

This historical monument is one of the world's rarities by its dimensions, construction and the architectural harmony of lines and proportions. It kept the Republic protected and safe and allowed a community of civilised and sophisticated residents to flourish in peace and prosperity for five centuries.

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Walking the Walls

The best views of Old Town Dubrovnik are of course from the walls themselves and to miss a stroll around them is missing the true essence of Dubrovnik. Looking upon the bleached white underwear hanging to dry in a convent's courtyard makes you think that life here has been going on in the same manner for decades. There are a few access points and we recommend using the one between Ploče gate and the city port - it tends to be less crowded.

Because of its monumental walls and well preserved cultural monuments, Dubrovnik has been included in UNESCO's Register of World Architectural Heritage (Luxor, 1979.)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are Dubrovnik City Walls free?

The cost for a single adult ticket to access the Dubrovnik City Walls is 35 Euros. This ticket encompasses admission to the main walls, Minčeta tower, the western bulwark, fort Bokar, archaeological sites, and the standalone fort of St. Lawrence. You can save up to 50% by getting a Dubrovnik Card.

How long does it take to walk the Dubrovnik City Walls?

The Dubrovnik City Walls are 1940m, the walk typically takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

What is the best time to walk Dubrovnik walls?

For an ideal experience, consider planning your walk either in the early morning around 8-9 am when the Walls open, or during the sunset period from 6 to 7 pm.

Where do you start at the Dubrovnik Walls?

The primary entrance to Dubrovnik City Walls is located just when you pass Pile Gate, on the main street, Stradun. However, it's worth noting that two additional entrances are available. One is just after entering Ploče Gate

Address & contact details

Street: Old Town Dubrovnik
Postcode: 20000
City: Dubrovnik

Website: Dubrovnik City Walls

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