Dubrovnik: Outside the Walls

One of the most interesting features of Dubrovnik is the walls of the old fortress around the city.

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Dubrovnik was a popular trading city during the 15th and 16th century. The city is right along the coastline and the walls built around the city to protect it from invaders were built above a rocky shore.

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The city has a natural harbor, which is the exit point outside the city walls.

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As a visitor inside the city, if you walk out to the harbor you can follow a side walk around the docks (counter clockwise) around the harbor and suddenly find yourself outside the walls of the city.

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From there you can climb over series of rocks with fairly well worn paths and follow the walls of the city almost all the way around.

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With the walls to your back you have a 180 degree view of the Adriatic. It’s an incredible photo opp!

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The walls of the fortress are in many places 20 feet high or more. with towers and turrets. It’s like sitting outside the walls of a castle on the beach!

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Many of the rocks are large enough to stretch out on and sunbathe or even picnic.

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Another popular activity is low-level cliff diving off of the rocks and into the Adriatic. The water is clear enough that in most places you can see the bottom very well and avoid any rocks below the surface.

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There are even several built in sets of steps and railings that allow divers and jumpers to climb back out of the water.

 

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