Southern Dalmatia Sights

Gradske Zidine (City Walls)

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/14/2016

Fodor's Review

Dubrovnik's city walls define the Old Town and are one of the world's most stunning architectural achievements. They walls circle the town, and are part of the fortification system which also included four gates, including the Pile and Ploče Gates, as well as four towers, including the freestanding Lovrijenac Tower to the west. A popular tourist attraction and lookout point, a walk along the top of the walls is a must-do, offering excellent views of the Adriatic beyond and the town below. Most of the original construction took place during the 13th century, though the walls were further reinforced with towers and bastions over the following 400 years. On average they are 80 feet high and up to 10 feet thick on the seaward side, 20 feet thick on the inland side. They may look familiar to fans of Game of Thrones; they are regularly featured as the walls of King's Landing. The wall walk takes at least an hour if you stop for photos. Plan your walk for the morning or late-afternoon, to avoid the afternoon heat and the cruise-ship crowds.

Sight Information

Address:

Placa, Dubrovnik, Dubrovačko-Neretvanska, 20000, Croatia

Phone:

020-638–800

Sight Details:

  • 100 Kn (or 150 Kn for Dubrovnik Card)
  • May-Sept., 8–7:30; Nov.-Apr., 9–3

Published 01/14/2016

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