The Walls of Dubrovnik are a series of defensive stone walls surrounding the city of Dubrovnik in southern Croatia. With numerous additions and modifications throughout their history, they have been considered to be amongst the great fortification systems of the Middle Ages, as they were never breached by a hostile army during this time period. In 1979, the old city of Dubrovnik, which includes a substantial portion of the old walls of Dubrovnik, joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
The oldest systems of fortifications around the town were likely wooden palisades. Today's intact city walls, constructed mainly during the 12th–17th centuries, mostly a double line, have long been a source of pride for Dubrovnik. The walls run an uninterrupted course of approximately in length, encircling most of the old city, and reach a maximum height of about. The bulk of the existing walls and fortifications were constructed during the 14th and 15th centuries, but were continually extended and strengthened up until the 17th century.
This complex structure, amongst the largest and most complete in Europe, protected the freedom and safety of a "civilised" and "sophisticated" republic that flourished in peace and prosperity for some five centuries. The walls were reinforced by three circular and 14 quadrangular towers, five bastions, two angular fortifications and the large St. John's Fortress. Land walls were additionally reinforced by one larger bastion and nine smaller semicircular ones, like the casemate Fort Bokar, the oldest preserved fort of that kind in Europe. The moat that ran around the outside section of the city walls, which were armed by more than 120 cannons, provided superb city defense capabilities. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Dubrovnik Walks by using our Dubrovnik trip itinerary site.
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Tours to Dubrovnik Walks
£15 BOOK WITH VIATOR Discover the Old Town Walking Tour Discover the Old Town Walking Tour
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
£17 BOOK WITH VIATOR Game of Thrones Walking Tour + Iron Throne Photo Game of Thrones Walking Tour + Iron Throne Photo
Duration: 2 hours
£17 BOOK WITH VIATOR Ancient City Walls & Wars Walking Tour Ancient City Walls & Wars Walking Tour
Duration: 2 hours
£30 BOOK WITH VIATOR Combo: Old Town & Ancient City Walls - 2 tours at a discount Combo: Old Town & Ancient City Walls - 2 tours at a discount
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
£30 BOOK WITH VIATOR Sea Kayaking & Snorkeling with fruit snack & water Sea Kayaking & Snorkeling with fruit snack & water
Duration: 3 hours
£34 BOOK WITH VIATOR Sunset Kayaking & Snorkeling with fruit snack, water & wine Sunset Kayaking & Snorkeling with fruit snack, water & wine
Duration: 3 hours
Dubrovnik Walks reviews
Fun, interesting tour. The tour guide Branko was excellent. Very much worth it to learn some of the history of Dubrovnik
Fun, interesting tour. The tour guide Branko was excellent. Very much worth it to learn some of the history of Dubrovnik more »
This really is a must trip for Game of Throne fans ! And you must ask for Branko as your guide ! He is the best, his knowledgeable is unbelievable! There won’t be a question on GOT he won’t know...
This really is a must trip for Game of Throne fans ! And you must ask for Branko as your guide ! He is the best, his knowledgeable is unbelievable! There won’t be a question on GOT he won’t know... more »
Goran was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He shared so many fascinating facts and stories with us, made excellent local recommendations and took many fantastic photos for us. We thoroughly enjoyed the Game of Thrones Walking Tour and had lots of fun- would highly recommend! Many thanks, Ross & Tori (New Zealand).
We had a great tour with Elena in Dubrovnik old town. It was very interesting and we didn't even notice as 1.5 hours passed. For me the stories about Balcan war were especially valuable. Totally recommend!
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