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Tour Guide Through the Dubrovnik City Walls - Dubrovnik Guide Part 3

The other day, my friends and I randomly decided to see the City Walls and so I have randomly decided to add this post into my "Dubrovnik Guide" series (click on that to learn more about Dubrovnik, Croatia). So let this be the part three! 



As Iva, one of the friends that went with me, is not from Dubrovnik nor she goes to college here, she had to pay whilist Dubrovnik citizens can enter for free. The City Walls enterance fee is 150 HRK (around $24/€20) for the ticket. When it comes to Dubrovnik citizens or college attendants, we get a free passage. Remember, this post was uploaded in September of 2018, the price could change by the next summer or any other later.

*Edit: There have been rumors that by summer 2019, the price will be 200 HRK (around $32/€27).



As she is staying for a couple more days, she wanted to go and see the Dubrovnik City Walls badly. After all, they are probably the best attraction in the town since you get to see the whole city by walking them.



The Walls lenght is around 1,940 meters (6,360 ft) and it is 4 to 6 meters high (13-20 ft), but can reach up to 25 meters in some area (80 ft). Most of the walk doesn't feature climbing the stairs, but there are a few corners which do.



My advice would be to visit them either in spring or late summer/autumn time when the temperatures are lower (between 20-30 Celsius/68-86 Fahrenheit). In the summer, the temperatures can reach up to 40 Celsius/104 Fahrenheit and rarely, even more. 

The City Walls opening and closing hours are depending on the month. Check the timetable at the end of this post to see when are the available hours. The main entrance is at the beginning of the Stradun street, from your left when you enter from the Pile Gate. There are a few others, but it's best to enter there for a full experience.



When you enter from the Pile Gate, you will first see Stradun street exactly from a straight view which is just an amazing place to shoot photos at for Instagram or any other purpose. On the other side, there is a Lovrijenac Fortress which is a separate fortress of the city walls. It is on a high hill and truly looks magnificent as it is built above the Pile bay (some of the Game of Thrones scenes were filmed both on Lovrijenac and in the bay).


Then if you go a bit further, you have a view at the Onofrio's Fountain. Just a fun fact: you can freely drink water from it as it is clear and healthy, but obviously only when you are next to it, not from the city walls.


As you continue walking, you will also stumble upon some paintings, a place to buy water at if you are thirsty, a restaurant to have a meal at and some other snack stands, as well as souvenir shops. Prices of the shops, restaurants and the rest are pretty expensive on the Walls, but you gain an experience of a lifetime by being there.

My friend Vlaho facing fort Lovrijenac and Pile street

On the whole other side, you have a view of the famous Porporela bay and the fishing boats.



By walking a little further, you will also have a view at Saint John (Sveti Ivan) fortress, which is one of the most iconic Dubrovnik historic sightings.



One of the Christian places in the Old Town is a Dominican Monastery with the gothic designed Saint Dominic church.



Somewhere near the end, you have a higher view of the aesthetically pleasing orange rooftops and one of the near Elaphiti Islands, the Lokrum island.



Accidentally, we went to the Walls at around 5 p.m. and when we were about to leave, we watched a sunset. I highly recommend you to do it this way.

And here's a timetable of the opening and closing hours of the Dubrovnik City Walls during the different months of the year:

  • January 1st - February 28th: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • March 1st - March 31st: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • April 1st - May 31st: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • June 1st - July 31st: 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. (longest duration)
  • August 1st - September 15th: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • September 15th - October 31st: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (when we went)
  • November 1st - December 31st: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
This timetable was published in September 2018, this might change depending on the time when you are reading this. For updates, check out this site HERE.

What do you think of this article? Will you be visiting Dubrovnik and the City Walls? Tell me in the comments!

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