Dubrovnik City Walls
Dubrovnik City Walls are considered one of the largest and the best-preserved medieval fortification systems. The city walls of Dubrovnik that surround the old city centre were built as a defence system. Today, they are one of the most popular attractions in Dubrovnik, as well as the best-known Dubrovnik monument protected by UNESCO
The city walls of Dubrovnik that surround the old city centre were built as a defence system. Today, they are one of the most popular attractions in Dubrovnik, as well as the best-known Dubrovnik monument protected by UNESCO.
Regarded as one of the largest and the best-preserved medieval fortification systems, the walls were built to defend the city from invading enemies. The first fortresses in Dubrovnik date back to the 7th century, but the walls as we know them were built in the 13th century and then systematically extended and fortified by 1660.
The Dubrovnik City Walls are not equally high or equally thick and some sections are 25 metres high. The walls facing the sea are significantly thinner (from 1.5 to 5 metres) than those facing inland (from 4 to 6 metres). The entire fortification system consists of three fortresses, sixteen towers, two corner fortifications, six bastions, the main wall and several other elements.
The Old City of Dubrovnik
The Minčeta Tower dates back to the 14th century and is situated on the northwestern end. It is the highest point of the walls and features a spectacular view of the city and the open sea. Opposite Minčeta stands the Revelin Fortress dating from the 16th century. The view from Revelin spans the old city harbour and the eastern entrance to the city, the Ploče Gate. St John’s Fortress has been protecting the harbour from the southeast since the 14th century, while the Bokar Fortress serves to defend the western Pile Gate. It faces the Lovrjenac Fortress, which stands at 37 metres above sea level.
Dubrovnik City Walls are approximately 2 kilometres long and offer spectacular views of the old city centre, the sea and the island of Lokrum. A walk along the walls can last from 45 minutes to more than 2 hours, depending on the crowds and how often you stop to take photos. Guided tours ending at the Pile Gate are available throughout the year, for individual or group visits.
Dubrovnik City Walls – Tickets and Opening Hours
Tickets to the city walls can be purchased at any of the three available entrances: the St John’s Fortress, the Ploče Gate and the Pile Gate. The price of the ticket for adults is HRK 250 and for children and teenagers (ages 5–18) HRK 100. Entrance to Lovrjenac Fortress is included in the price.
Dubrovnik City Walls are open:
– in April, May, August and September from 8am to 6.30pm – in June and July from 8am to 7.30pm – in October from 8am to 5.30pm – in November, December, January, February and March from 9am to 3pm
Accommodation in Dubrovnik – Srebreno Dubrovnik
The Dubrovnik Riviera offers an array of options for an unforgettable holiday. With an excellent accommodation offer and an attractive location with views of the surrounding islands of Dubrovnik, Villas Srebreno are a great choice for an ideal holiday.
Villas Srebreno offer four-star luxury, well-appointed, spacious villas: Villa Srebrenka, Villa Lovorka and Villa Supetar. All three villas are fully equipped and feature beautiful sea or beach views. If you want to stay in the centre of the village, book your accommodation at Apartments Srebreno. There are 22 modern apartments, surrounded by a promenade and lush greenery, only 30 metres from the sea.
If you want to explore Dubrovnik’s gastronomy, there’s plenty on offer at the Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel, Supetar snack bar or the lounge bars in the immediate vicinity of Villas Srebreno Dubrovnik.
Hotels in Dubrovnik
Situated in a one-of-a-kind location in a quiet bay in the small town of Mlini, only 10 kilometres from Dubrovnik, Hotel Astarea offers everything you need for a relaxing holiday. All rooms have sea views and views of the Mediterranean vegetation. Two outdoor pools are located next to the sandy beach, the indoor pool is filled with seawater, and guests are free to use the wellness centre and gym.
Hotel Mlini is located just above the beach and promenade, allowing you to enjoy the enchanting view of the sea throughout your stay. The Hotel, located in the heart of the town of Mlini, is an oasis of peace and relaxation in an ideal location near Dubrovnik. Directly on the beach, you will find the bistro and restaurant Oleander for culinary adventures while enjoying the beautiful view of the sea and islands.