City Walls

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Dubrovnik City Walls
Dubrovnik City Walls
Dubrovnik City Walls
Dubrovnik City Walls
Dubrovnik City Walls

The first thing any visitor should fork out for is entrance up to the City Walls. The main one is by the Pile Gate. Arrowed up towards the Adriatic side, you're soon scaling staircases to allow you a sublime view of the blue, blue sea to one side and people's red-tiled roofs, terraces and washing lines to the other. There are a couple of cafes towards the harbour end, where you turn and head towards the thicker, inland-facing walls. You can also choose to head out here, near the Old Port. As well as giving you a perspective on Dubrovnik, you can see how intricate a job this was. Remember to pack a hat and sun cream.


Venue name: City Walls
Address: Old Town
Opening hours: Jan-Feb 10am-3pm, Mar 9am-3pm, Apr-May 9am-6.30pm, Jun-Jul 8am-7.30pm, Aug-mid Sep 8am-7pm, mid Sep-Oct 9am-6pm, Nov-Dec 9am-3pm
Transport: All buses to Pile Gate
Price: 150kn

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I would thoroughly recommend you not to miss this tourist attraction. Go early in the morning - right at their opening time. You won't regret it as there would only be a handful of people at that time. You would have the opportunity to take in the fantastic views of the old town and the sea in a leisurely manner. If you are scared of heights, I would not recommend this attraction as it would involve climbing rather steep stairs. You should also be fairly fit if you want to do the whole loop. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes too. You should allow approximately 2 hours to do a complete loop. 


If you do one thing in Dubrovnik, do this!

At first, I wondered why you had to pay for a walk on Dubrovnik's city walls, but quickly discovered that it was worth it. The wall encompasses the old town, and is home to small galleries, the maritime museum, cafés and some of the best views of the city!

Get the Dubrovnik card, which is only slightly more than the entrance to the City Walls, and includes the entrance, plus it also covers some of the other museums/galleries along the way. I'd do the walk as soon as the walls open – 8am – to beat the hordes of tourists that arrive from the cruise ships for 11am! 


Great way to see the city and its surroundings, and obviously walk the ‘Game of Thrones’ wall. There are three entries to the wall and the whole walk is about 2km, but you need at least 2h to enjoy all the nicest spots. There are a few reasonably priced cafes on the way, so you can sit and admire a few ‘Game of Thrones’ locations at once. They open at 8am and I recommend coming as early as you can to avoid the crowds. There’s a free entry with the Dubrovnik Card (great way to save on entries, boat rides and to get free public transport ).


One of the top tourist spots for any holiday to Dubrovnik, but worth it. Grab a Dubrovnik Card for free entry to this and a number of other locations. Walking the wall is not for the faint hearted (you can always 'get off' halfway through) but worth it for the stunning views. Remember to sit and take it all in; and take some water!