A complete guide to walking the walls of Dubrovnik. See the best of Dubrovnik from above by walking the walls! You'll even see some iconic Game of Thrones Dubrovnik filming sites.
Dubrovnik has undoubtedly earned the title “Pearl of the Adriatic” with its dramatic mountains, jewel blue sea, and endless red tiled rooftops. This well preserved medieval town won my heart the moment I walked through Pile Gate and down the sundrenched Stradun (the promenade that runs down the center of historic Old Town).
My time in Croatia left me with more memorable views and experiences than most places I've been to. At the top of my "most memorable experiences" was walking the walls of Dubrovnik.
Walking the Walls of Dubrovnik
The Dubrovnik walls are an iconic symbol of the city and have been wonderfully preserved to allow visitors to see this red city from above. They are about a mile in length and will take 1.5-2 hours to walk while enjoying breathtaking views.
Strolling the perimeter of Old Town, you will see the glistening Adriatic Sea, the iconic red rooftops, quiet streets, squares filled with people, fortresses, the beautiful Island of Lokrum, and the Stradun from above.
*If you're a GOT fan you will see many Game of Thrones Dubrovnik filming sites from the walls of Dubrovnik. I will point these out in the photos below so you can look out for them when you visit in person.
Consider joining a Game of Thrones walking tour to make sure you don't miss a thing:
*Pile Bay is one of the most used Game of Thrones Dubrovnik filming sites. The overall backdrop was used for the Blackwater Bay battle scenes, the stone walkway at the bottom left corner is where Sansa and Shae stood and spoke of the ships sailing by and making stories of where they were headed, and the beach in the middle is where we watched the departure and return of Myrcella.
Walking the walls of Dubrovnik - Tips
Tickets can be purchased with credit card or Croatian kunas to walk the walls of Dubrovnik. If you purchased the Dubrovnik Card, entrance is free. The Dubrovnik Card for 1-day is 225 kunas. So if you think you'll go to just one of the other attractions included with the card, it's a no brainer.
Otherwise, tickets to enter the walls of Dubrovnik are 200 kunas (about $32). Children and students are 50 kunas (about $8). Tickets also include entrance to Lovrijenac fortress, a Game of Thrones Dubrovnik filming site.
The office is located to the right the moment you enter the Stradun through Pile Gate. The main entrance to the Dubrovnik walls is to the left from the office and easily found as there is an employee standing at the base of the stairs collecting tickets.
Check what time they open and arrive at least 10 minutes early. Times to enter the walls of Dubrovnik vary depending on month and what day of the week. So it's easiest just to double check on the website.
Going first thing in the morning is a MUST! Dubrovnik has become a very popular cruise stop brining hordes of tourists by early afternoon.
If you don't want to waste time in line, you can buy tickets in advance here. It's more expensive than buying at the gate. Around $46 a person.
Don't forget to bring your camera and a bottle of water as it can get hot!
Enough with boring details! Take a look at how breathtaking these views are and get a little taste of Dubrovnik for yourself.
Photo Diary of Walking the Walls of Dubrovnik
*Lovrijenac Fortress is a Game of Thrones Dubrovnik filming site for countless scenes. The actual fort itself, located on the top of the rock in the upper right, was the location for Joffrey's name day tournament and where Cersei and Petyr Baelish have a talk that ends with Cersei threatening his life showing him the power she holds. Lovijenac Fortress also plays the part of the Red Keep.
Dubrovnik has a number of wonderful activities and tours beyond walking the walls of Dubrovnik. I highly recommend a kayak tour (especially beautiful at sunset) and a walking tour or two to learn about the city and make sure you see all the important sights.
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