More about Walls of Dubrovnik
The Walls of Dubrovnik are a tourist attraction in Sothern Croatia which no tourist can miss. It is true to its hype. It is Dubrovnik’s main claim to fame and has a majestic feel. With its first set of walls built in the 9th century, it has these thick walls covering the entire Dubrovnik which is strategically dotted with various fortresses. Later on, it kept on having new additions of fortresses which strengthened until the 15th century to protect it from the attacks by Turks. Being surrounded and protected by these enormous stone walls, the Dubrovnik city has maintained itself for centuries. These walls are erected along the seashore. They were made up of lime and stones and have a thickness of around 1.5 meters. The oldest traditions of creating protective fortifications around the main town can be seen here.
There are many forts, like, Fort Minceta, Fort Bokar, Fort Lawrence, Fort Revelin and Fort St John. It has preserved the old town very well, making it a beautiful place for sight-seeing.
The Dubrovnik is the UNESCO world heritage site. The strength of these walls can be imagined by the fact that in the 1667 earthquake when the whole of Dubrovnik was destroyed, these walls remained unaffected.
Walls run around two kilometers long and 25meters high along the sea and allow the tourists to capture the hidden treasure of the old town Dubrovnik, the sea and lush green islands. Various streets and squares of the city can also be seen. Along with the highly captivating surrounding natural beauty of the island, seashore, and city from the height, these walls will ensure that a visitor has a real walk to remember.
The gigantic walls of Dubrovnik have many fortresses which ensured the safety of the old town. They also provide with a magnificent panoramic view of the city from the height, beautiful blue sea and the rooftops in red color can be seen too. Each tells the history of the damage the place has suffered and recovered beautifully from and maintained itself.
To enter the walls, there are three entries. One is along Maritime museum, and the other two are near Ploce and Pile Gates. Ploce Gate and Pile Gates both are on the main street and both have fountains set which have a history that dates back to 15th century.
Out of these three entrances, the Pile Gate is the busiest. There is a long walk to be covered and there is an entry fee to be paid for the Walls of Dubrovnik.
The currency is Kuna. Children under five year’s age are not charged any fees. The walls do not open on Christmas Day. Except for that, they are open for the whole year.