Wall Walk, Dubrovnik, Croatia

June 5, 2016

Dubrovnik wall walk - north side of wall

 

The walk around the fortress wall that encloses Dubrovnik’s old town is the city’s top attraction. If you do nothing else you really need to do this walk, at least the highest section at the top of the town, i.e., furthest from the water.

Dubrovnik wall walk - north side of wall

 

It’s best to start early or late in the day. At 8AM there were few people where we started at the entrance on the east end of the old town and we had the top section mostly to ourselves.

Dubrovnik wall walk - Stradun

View of the Stradun

 

Views were stunning with the sun at our back. When we reached the entrance at the Pile Gate on the west side of the old town we ran into a tour group. We were lucky that there were no cruise ships in town this particular morning.

Dubrovnik wall walk - south side of wall

The walk has interesting views from all sides. Near the back is a surprising section of ruins. According to Rick these are left over from the 1600 earthquake and not the result of the more recent Dubrovnik siege, October 1991 to May 1992, when much of this section of the city was bombed.

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There is a map near the Pile Gate that shows just how many buildings were hit. They have done a remarkable job of rebuilding this historic center.

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Dubrovnik wall walk - Pile Gate

Pile Gate

Dubrovnik wall walk - south side of wall

Tour Group

Dubrovnik wall walk - south side of wall

Dubrovnik wall walk - south side of wall

Back Wall

Dubrovnik wall walk - south side of wall

Back Wall, Lokrum Island in the distance

Dubrovnik wall walk

Old Port

Dubrovnik wall walk

Dubrovnik wall walk

Back towards Ploce Gate

 

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