Dubrovnik City Walls Map — Entrances, Stops & More

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A walking tour along Dubrovnik's city walls is a phenomenal experience you don’t want to miss out on. Even the most pinchpenny person you know, that may grumble about the high City Walls ticket price will ultimately say it’s worth the money.

But the only disappointing thing is the lack of information. Any tourist planning to walk around this attraction should know that you don’t get any informational leaflets with your entrance ticket. 

No written English guides were available. No on-location signage explanations along the way.  No audio guides are included—very little information on the whole walk.

Dubrovnik Walls Map with names of all places of interest like towers, forts, entrances and bars.

This map provides an overview of the wall’s structure and can help you better navigate your self-guided tour of them. I have identified key points of interest with information about the fortresses, bastions, and towers you will encounter during your visit. 

With a Dubrovnik City Walls Map, visitors to the area can be sure to get some understanding of their explorations.

This blog post will look at the benefits of having a Dubrovnik city walls map to make the most of your self-guided tour of the walls.

Location of the Walls

The Dubrovnik City Walls are a series of defensive walls found surrounding the Old Town of Dubrovnik, Croatia. The walls are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are regarded as some of the best-preserved fortifications in Europe.

Overview of the City Walls

The Walls of Dubrovnik Map presents an overview of all the forts, bastions, and towers you will encounter along the way. In addition, it shows the Gates through which you can access Old Town and the locations of all the City Walls entrances.

The Map reveals the locations of 22 towers and bastions. These points of interest provide unique views of the Old Town, the Adriatic Sea, and the islands in the distance.

The main points of interest shown on the map are:

  1. Buža Gate
  2. The Drezvenik Tower
  3. The Tower Saint Vitus (Nad sv. Vidom)
  4. The Tower Saint Lucy (Sveta Lucija)
  5. The Tower Saint Barbara
  6. Minčeta Fort
  7. The Tower of the Upper Corner
  8. The Tower Saint Francis
  9. Ploče Gate/Stradun Walls Entrance
  10. Ploče Gate
  11. Puncjela tower
  12. Bokar Fort
  13. The Tower Saint Mary
  14. The Dead Bell Bastion (Mrtvo Zvono)
  15. The Tower of the Star (Zvijezda)
  16. The Bastion Holy Marguerite
  17. The Bastion Saint Etienne
  18. The Bastion Saint Saviour
  19. Saint John Fort
  20. St. John City Walls Entrance
  21. The Tower Saint Dominic
  22. The Tower Saint Luke
  23. Ploče Gate City Walls Entrance
  24. Fort Revelin
  25. Ploče Gate
  26. Arcimon Tower (Asimov Toranj)
  27. The Strong Saint James
  28. Saint Lawrence Fort (Lovrijenac)

Different entrances to the City Walls

The Pile Gate is the main entrance to the City Walls and is located on the western side of the Old Town. It is the most popular entrance at the Stradun promenade's beginning. And is the starting point for most tours that show you the walls

The Wall map also shows the location of the Ploče Gate entrance on the east side of the City Walls. It is the most convenient entrance for visitors arriving from the east. It is also the closest entrance to the popular Banje Beach.

Major landmarks along the walls

Beyond the stunning views of the Adriatic Sea, the nearby Lokrum island, and the towering Srđ hill on the other side, the city walls of Dubrovnik also offer the perfect view of major tourist landmarks in the Old Town. Since the walls walk take you a full circle around the Old Town, you can see the landmarks from all angles. Any photo you snap will be worthy of uploading on Instagram.

Red roof tile houses, heaps of churches, and monasteries, big or small, such as the Franciscan Monastery and the Dominican Monastery, just lay in front of you. You can take in well-known attractions like the Rector’s Palace, the Sponza Palace, and the Church of St. Blaise from high up. 

Let’s not forget the forts that are not part of the walls. Lovrijenac and the monumental Revelin get a new look when viewed from the walls. When you get to the south side, you can gaze down the 25-meter tall walls and upon the sea that crashes on the rocks. If you are lucky, you can even check out the cliff jumpers at Buža Beach doing their diving jumps.

Map of the routes to explore the walls

I would have loved to have created a map of the routes for you can take to explore the walls, but there is only one. When you climb the steps to get on top of the walls, you will be met with a sign showing you which direction to walk. The route sign makes you walk the walls counterclockwise.

While visiting the walls is perfectly fine on your own, as most visitors do, I felt I needed more information. More context and in-depth information on the setting would definitely make you appreciate the locale more.

That is why I suggest visitors take a guided tour of the Dubrovnik city walls and learn about the history of the city and its architecture.

Walls of Dubrovnik today are so impressive because they are one of the best preserved medieval structures in the world. The construction and intricate details of the walls reflect the centuries-old cultural and economic importance of the Dubrovnik Republic of Ragusa. The architecture of the walls is so powerful and gives visitors a glimpse into the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the city's past. 

Walking the walls should not be missed. Hopefully, with the help of this Dubrovnik City Walls Map, travelers can explore its beauty while having some insights into what they are looking at and where to go.

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Lovrijenac Fort was guarding Dubrovnik from attacks from east and sea