The impressive fortified Dubrovnik city wall encircles the Old Town like a stone guard that shield away any unwanted attention. It’s known to be the best fortification systems in Europe that have successfully protected the wealthy sea-trading republic for centuries. While some may argue that it’s the skilful diplomats who have maintained the city’s freedom rather than the impregnable wall, none can argue about its immense visual appeal.
Now, the thick sturdy-looking stone wall is a marquee attraction of Dubrovnik and becoming Croatia’s most popular destination. Therefore, no visit to this coastal city would be completed without a walk around the outstanding walls of Dubrovnik. Besides the great views around the Old Town, it also lets visitors gaze over those orangey rooftops. And have an up-close glimpse of intimate insights into Dubrovnik and its inhabitants.
The entrance to Dubrovnik city wall is near the old port area which on its own a great place to explore. Plus the numerous boats against the backdrop of the Old Town and Mount Srd are simply stunning.
I also went over to the jetty of St. John fort for some photo-taking.
I hereby forewarn anyone who’s considering doing the same thing. While the jetty looks great and the chairs look inviting, please be mindful of the incoming waves during rough tides at St. John fort.
Once I started walking atop the city wall, Dubrovnik’s landmark orangey Terracotta roof tiles are even more apparent and quite a contrast to almost everything else. The scenic cityscape and the Adriatic Sea from up here are amazing, I only wish I have better photographic skills to capture its beauty.
Oh, and my entrance fee is covered by the 1 day Dubrovnik Card.
Up close with Dubrovnik City Wall
It’s also a unique way to see the town from an angle which most cities do not offer. I can look down at those quiet alleys, even peek into some private courtyard and opened windows if I want to.
The owner of this rooftop must be having some of the best views in Dubrovnik. What a place to have a nice private party and how I wish to be on his invite list!!
I can also see Greater Dubrovnik which sprawls beyond the city walls.
It’s nice to see Pile Gate and Placa Street (Stradun) from the top too.
That’s the infamous Buza Bar but I opt to continue exploring the intriguing city wall instead.
The views get even better as I approach Fort Bokar. Here I can see Fort Lovrijenac just right across and what a stunning scene it is!
Awesome view from Fort Lovrijenac
I suppose the view from Fort Lovrijenac overlooking the City Wall will be equally majestic and so I made my way across. Then the rain started to pour like no tomorrow with big raindrops inflicting pain on my face.
Once again, the waves reminded me of the power of nature, one very scary experience as I could have been swept away. I was very taken aback by the crashing waves but not sure how I still managed to click the shutter.
Indeed, the view from Fort Lovrijenac is really out of this world. Just look at these pictures and video!
The city wall walk which is around 2km long left me totally enchanted by the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea. I couldn’t find any better words to describe its beauty myself. This place is just so dazzling.
The heavy rain and strong wind became more and more unbearable that I decided to retreat to a sheltered place, which is none other than the Tourist Information. That’s when I realised I was the only one out in the rain at Fort Lovrijenac…
I went on to take more pictures around the Old Town when the rain isn’t that heavy, before boarding a bus back to rest.