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Along the Walls of Dubrovnik Tour Traveling Along the Walls


In the beginning, I was a bit dissatisfied when I found out that the city of Dubrovnik, which is situated in Croatia, would only be a brief stop on my Busabout trip. We would only have around four hours to see this “Pearl of the Adriatic,” and it did not appear like a sufficient amount of time would be available for us to do so.

But after that, I had a few realizations: first, that during the summer months, Dubrovnik is very hot, expensive, and packed with tourists; second, it is likely that I did not WANT to spend a large amount of time there. Both of these realizations came about as a result of my realizations. I had a lot of time to achieve the one thing I really wanted to do in the city, which was to wander around its famous walls, and that four hours was more than enough time for me to fulfill that goal.


The walls of Dubrovnik

One of the first things that comes to me when I think of Dubrovnik is the sturdy stone walls that encircle the Old Town of the city. Every hostile army that has ever attempted to breach these walls has been unable to do so. They have withstood the test of time. The walls of Dubrovnik were a significant factor in the city’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1979.


City of Dubrovnik, located in Croatia

As soon as we arrived in Dubrovnik in the early afternoon, which was, of course, the hottest time of the day, I made a beeline for the walls. I was determined to find something to do here. During the middle of the day, I was successful in convincing another person to follow me, and we continued to climb to the very top of the walls while we were there.

There was a time when I traveled to Dubrovnik before the city got consumed in “Game of Thrones” mania (Dubrovnik acted as a stand-in for King’s Landing in multiple seasons of the program), and the fee of entering the Walls consisted of seventy Kuna. I took advantage of this opportunity. In the present time, the experience of traveling through the Walls will cost you 150 Kuna, which is roughly similar to twenty-four dollars in United States currency.

It came as a surprise to me that the walls were not as crowded as I had anticipated they would be, and the clear sky meant that the weather was perfect for taking shots. It’s possible that the reason was due to the very high temperature.

Through the city walls of Dubrovnik, moving through the city

As a result of the fact that we began our adventure at a distant area of the walls, it was essential for us to first make our way through the Old Town of Dubrovnik. Old Town is a fascinating and complex place to see indeed.

The next thing that needed to be done was to climb up to the walls, which were around 80 feet tall.

As you make your way to the top of the walls, you will be rewarded with a spectacular perspective of the Old Town. This vista will feature the city’s well-known orange roofs, which are easily identifiable.

On the other hand, during the Balkan Wars that took place in the 1990s, the city of Dubrovnik found itself the target of intense bombardment. In spite of the fact that the city had been shielded from violent acts for generations, this took place. If, on the other hand, you were to take a glance at the rooftops of the city at this moment, you would never be able to believe that it was there. Roof tiles that have a vivid orange hue give the impression that roofs were renovated after the bombs caused damage to the roofs.

Newer orange tiles are placed next to older tiles in this arrangement
In addition to this, you get a stunning view of the Adriatic Sea, which is a hue that are difficult to put into words.

In the end, it was determined that a total of four hours was the perfect amount of time to spend in Dubrovnik on a hot summer day. It is possible that walking around the city walls may take up to two hours (especially if you stop for as many photos as I did), and after that, you can spend the remaining time wandering about in the Old Town, most likely hunting for ice cream.

Regardless of the amount of time you have available to spend in this city, you should make sure that visiting the Walls of Dubrovnik is at the top of your list of things to do in this city.

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