Walk the walls of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik walk the walls

Dubrovnik, the walled city of Croatia! The ‘pearl of the Adriatic!’ The seaside medieval city situated in the south of Croatia’s stunning coastline boasts one of the most impressive old-towns in Europe. High stone walls encircle the alleys of Dubrovnik’s old town. The orange terracotta roof tiles shine brightly against the deep blues of the Adriatic sea. Dubrovnik blows you away when you set eyes on the town, and it’s easy to see why this city is one of Europe’s hottest travel destinations.

The walls of Dubrovnik are incredibly well preserved, having survived earthquakes and numerous wars. There aren’t many cities with complete walls still intact, and even fewer where you can walk their entire length! Walking around the walls of Dubrovnik was one of the highlights of our visit, and a must do when you visit! Read on for things you should know, and see some of the stunning images. Make sure you check out our key ‘hack’ on how to avoid the heat and crowds for the best experience.

What you should know before walking the walls of Dubrovnik!

Distance: The walk around the walls is approximately 2kms. There is moderate incline/decline in the form of stairs, but the paths are well maintained.

How long does it take? The walk around the walls of Dubrovnik will take around 1.5-2 hours, but may be longer if you stop to take photos, or traverse them slowly.

How much does it cost? The cost to walk to walls is 250kn (~$50 AUD, ~€35 EURO/USD). Whilst this might seem excessive compared to other attractions entry price, we feel like this is good value. Additionally, the entry ticket will give you access to the Lovrijenac fortress.

Where to buy tickets? You can buy tickets at the entrance to the walls. Additionally, you can buy the tickets from the information booth located near the Pile gate. We purchased the tickets the day before from the information desk to avoid waiting in the ticket queue, and recommend you do the same.

Opening Times: 8am-7:30pm

When to go [key hack]: Dubrovnik in summer is a hot, heaving city. The walls are one of the key tourist attractions, and the sun beats down fiercely on some days. To beat the heat and the crowds, head to the walls just before 8am. Buy your ticket beforehand, head straight up, and be one of the first onto the walls. You will beat the crowds and have the walls almost to yourself for most of the way. Additionally, it only starts to really heat up around 9.30-10am, meaning you will be almost finished by the time the heat is rising.

Don’t forget:

  • Wear good shoes! It’s a decent walk and comfortable and supportive shoes are recommended.
  • Bring water! There are a few cafe/bars on the walls, however they are expensive, and spread out.
  • Prepare for the heat. Wear appropriate clothing, sunscreen etc.

We hope you picked up a few useful tips for your visit. Don’t forget to take lots of photos! It’s really is stunning!


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Comments (3):

  1. Future mum in law!

    July 17, 2022 at 6:19 am

    Well that just looks amazing!!!
    Tony really enjoyed walking the wall of Lucca!! It’s just the best view of the whole town.

    • Ky

      July 17, 2022 at 11:56 pm

      We loved, LOVED Lucca!


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