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Gradske Zidine, Dubrovnik

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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Stand in front of Gradske Zidine, and see why this city bears the title "Pearl of the Adriatic." A World Heritage Site since 1979, the city walls were constructed mainly during the 12th through the 17th centuries. The walls run uninterrupted for 1,940 m (6,365 ft), encircling the city, and you can access them via three different entrances. Walk over the ancient walls that were never breached by a hostile army during medieval times. Explore the complex system of bastions, casemates, towers, and detached forts. To visit Gradske Zidine on your trip to Dubrovnik, use our Dubrovnik tour planner.
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  • This walk gives you a wide variety of breathtaking views of the old city from the back, and the Adriatic from the front. Provides a great perspective of the sites within the city walls. If you take yo...  read more »
  • Take time to explore all the little alleyways, they are full of surprises. Try and find the bar built into the side of the cliff. 
  • Two-hour walk with a lot of steps but well. On the highest points you have a beautiful view over the city and around
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  • Everyone will tell you to do this in Dubrovnik and its certainly one of the highlights of the trip. Entry costs 120k (about €16) and you can get a discount if you visit the fortress outside the walls. Opening hours vary depending on the time of year and the attraction is open between 8am and 7pm during the summer months. There are a number of entrances, including one to your left when you come in the main gate of the old town - the Pile gate. This entrance has a large number of steps to reach the summit but it is worth it for the view. I would highly recommend visiting as early as possible to avoid the crowds and also the heat. There is little shade on the walls and quite a few steps to take, so come prepared with water and take your time. The full loop should take about 90 minutes, allowing time for photos and you can also stop at a handful of small cafes. The views of the old town are pretty spectacular, and you can also see some stunning seascapes, and imagine what it was like to peer out from the battlements in search of potential attackers from the water. The view does get a little repetitive over time and getting stuck in a crowd can slow your pace to a crawl but this is still an attraction worth seeking out.
  • This is a must do in Dubrovnik but I strongly recommend you go with a walking tour. So much history and a guide will really bring it to life. Flip flops weren't a great idea as the stones can be very slippy!
  • The wall surround the old city to defend the attack from the sea and land, the height make it a great view point. You can see the whole old town from top of the wall, also can see the activities on the sea.
  • Amazing the old town of Dubrovnik. So rich with history, old houses and beautiful architecture. Loved it very much there.
  • Entrance to the old town, this place is magical. Marble streets, cool evenings with a vibe that's unbeatable.
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