10 Best Walks Around and Within the Walled City of Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • Port of Dubrovnik

    Port of Dubrovnik

    The walled city of Dubrovnik as seen from the port. Part of what makes Dubrovnik memorable is the way the walled city juts into the sea with green hills framing it in the background.

    Photo courtesy of Tambako The Jaguar

  • Sailboats docked in Dubrovnik.

    Sailboats in Dubrovnik

    Sailing is also a popular activity and pastime in Dubrovnik. Many docks can be seen throughout the city and on a clear day, it's gorgeous to see white sailboats silhouetted against the turquoise sea and light blue sky.

    Photo courtesy of Gina Douglas Tarnacki

  • A domestic scene viewed from the wall pathway in Dubrovnik.

    Clothes Hung to Dry in Dubrovnik

    One thing that is quintessentially European is the sight of clothes hanging to dry, and Dubrovnik is no exception. While walking along the wall of the city you may get glimpses such as this sight of clothes hung to dry in the breeze plus other insights into the daily lives of the people who live in Dubrovnik.

    Photo courtesy of Gina Douglas Tarnacki

  • Fort Lovrijenac towering over the Adriatic Sea.

    Fort Lovrijenac

    A view of Fort Lovrijenac, which sits majestically above a rocky cliff framed by water. The fortress is positioned outside the walls of Dubrovnik and was built in a hurry in the 11th century in order to prevent the Venetians from taking over the city. Today, the fortress often serves as a theater for plays.

    Photo courtesy of Gina Douglas Tarnacki

  • Terracotta-colored rooftops which can be seen from walking the wall.

    Terracotta-Colored Rooftops

    The walls of Dubrovnik were built to protect the city and its inhabitants. The wall fortifications were built between the 12th and 17th centuries. The walls served the city well during many attacks. At one point in history, Dubrovnik was under siege for over a year by the Saracens, but they were never able to infiltrate Dubrovnik's walls and get inside. Other attackers of the city met the same fate due to the impressively built walls. The result? The people and buildings stayed safe and now a walk around the wall lets you enjoy a bird's eye view of the crowded yet lovely terracotta-colored roofs of the city skyline.

    Photo courtesy of Gina Douglas Tarnacki

  • The Adriatic Sea borders Dubrovnik and offers lots of water activities.

    The Adriatic Sea

    The Adriatic Sea divides Croatia from Italy and its warm, salty waters provides a lot of activities that visitors can partake in. During your time in Dubrovnik, you can rent kayaks, go for a swim or even scuba dive off the coast.

    Photo courtesy of Gina Douglas Tarnacki

  • A cannon and lookout tower on the wall of Dubrovnik.

    Wall Tower

    Many European cities and towns have walls surrounding them, but the walls of Dubrovnik have stood out over the test of time for how strong and complex they are. The series of walls surrounding Dubrovnik boast towers, bastions, forts and other lookout points, which helped the people of Dubrovnik better guard there city from any attackers.

    Photo courtesy of Gina Douglas Tarnacki

  • The pathway along the top of the wall of Dubrovnik.

    Wall Pathway

    Today, the walls of Dubrovnik serve as a walking path and a great way to see the city of Dubrovnik and its surrounding area, which consists of the Adriatic Sea and rolling green hills. The wall has one entrance and there is a slight fee to walk along it, but the views definitely make it worth it.

    Photo courtesy of Gina Douglas Tarnacki

  • Luza square in Dubrovnik.

    A Square in Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik offers visitors a variety of restaurant and cafe options. Seafood is abundant in Dubrovnik since it's so close to the sea and getting a platter of seafood is a great way to sample the city's seafood specialties. Many cafes are also located along the narrow streets of Dubrovnik, ideal for a quick snack or drink during your day there. Many restaurants are located off of the main squares, such as this white-washed square - Luza Square.

    Photo courtesy of Gina Douglas Tarnacki

  • Inside the walls of Dubrovnik are narrow roads and walkways.

    Walkways Within the Walls

    Walking along the top of the wall is a favorite thing to do in Dubrovnik for most people, but walking within the city is equally as pleasurable. The narrow walkways beg to be explored. Be sure to wear your walking shoes as there are many steps and uneven terrain to traverse while inside the walls.

    Photo courtesy of Gina Douglas Tarnacki

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