Dubrovnik City Wall Walk and Cable Car

If you only have one day in Dubrovnik, I would suggest spending it on the City Wall Walk. It may be the highlight of your visit. It's a 2 km walk around the city with dramatic views of the coast and famous tiled rooftops. The wall was constructed between the 12th-17th centuries and surrounds the entire perimeter of Old Town. The walk can get crowded during the day, so try going early. We went when it opened, which was 8 am.

 There are several entrances to the Wall Walk. We chose the one close to the main street (Stradun), which was closest to Pile Gate.

There are several entrances to the Wall Walk. We chose the one close to the main street (Stradun), which was closest to Pile Gate.

 Once we got to the top of the stairs, we headed to the left. This will bring you to a view of Fort Lovrijenac.

Once we got to the top of the stairs, we headed to the left. This will bring you to a view of Fort Lovrijenac.

 The Bell Tower and Onofrio's Fountain

The Bell Tower and Onofrio's Fountain

 Another view of Fort Lovrijenac

Another view of Fort Lovrijenac

 Nature combined with the man-made beauty of historic times creates a lasting impression.

Nature combined with the man-made beauty of historic times creates a lasting impression.

 The width of the walls ranges from 13-20 feet on the landward side, but it's much more narrow on the seaward side.

The width of the walls ranges from 13-20 feet on the landward side, but it's much more narrow on the seaward side.

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 A view of Lokrum Island

A view of Lokrum Island

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old town dubrovnik croatia city wall walk
old town dubrovnik croatia city wall walk
old town dubrovnik croatia city wall walk
 The walk takes you all the way around the port on the southeastern side of Old Town.

The walk takes you all the way around the port on the southeastern side of Old Town.

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 In the distance, you can see St. Ivan Fortress. It was built in the 14th century and is now home to the Maritime Museum.

In the distance, you can see St. Ivan Fortress. It was built in the 14th century and is now home to the Maritime Museum.

old town dubrovnik croatia city wall walk
old town dubrovnik croatia city wall walk
old town dubrovnik croatia city wall walk
old town dubrovnik croatia city wall walk
 The Wall gets pretty high in some places, so don't look down if you're afraid of heights.

The Wall gets pretty high in some places, so don't look down if you're afraid of heights.

 Minceta Tower was completed in 1464, now serves as a museum.

Minceta Tower was completed in 1464, now serves as a museum.

 The walkway around Minceta Tower, also a familiar scene from Game of Thrones...

The walkway around Minceta Tower, also a familiar scene from Game of Thrones...

 Also known as the House of the Undying from GOTs. You may recognize this as the scene where Daenerys goes to get her dragons back.

Also known as the House of the Undying from GOTs. You may recognize this as the scene where Daenerys goes to get her dragons back.

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old town dubrovnik croatia city wall walk
 Another view of Minceta Tower

Another view of Minceta Tower

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 The walk takes about 1-2 hours, depending on how long you linger and/or take photos. We made it back in time to stop by the outdoor market for some fresh cherries and apricots.

The walk takes about 1-2 hours, depending on how long you linger and/or take photos. We made it back in time to stop by the outdoor market for some fresh cherries and apricots.

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old town market dubrovnik croatia
old town dubrovnik croatia
old town dubrovnik croatia
 We took the cable car up to the top of Dubrovnik (on Hill Srd) around 6pm. It only takes 4 minutes to get from bottom to top, which is much faster than what it took when it was first constructed in 1969.

We took the cable car up to the top of Dubrovnik (on Hill Srd) around 6pm. It only takes 4 minutes to get from bottom to top, which is much faster than what it took when it was first constructed in 1969.

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old town dubrovnik croatia cable car
 The top of Srd is 412 meters above sea level, which provides for some spectacular views.

The top of Srd is 412 meters above sea level, which provides for some spectacular views.

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 Cable Car up to Srd Hill

Cable Car up to Srd Hill

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old town dubrovnik croatia cable car
old town dubrovnik croatia cable car
old town dubrovnik croatia cable car
old town dubrovnik croatia
 We stopped by Dalmatino's for dinner, which is known for it's seafood.

We stopped by Dalmatino's for dinner, which is known for it's seafood.

 Black ink seafood risotto

Black ink seafood risotto

 Truffle pasta

Truffle pasta

 Lobster fettuccine 

Lobster fettuccine 

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old town dubrovnik croatia
old town dubrovnik croatia
 Hidden off of one of the alleyways in Old Town is Dolce Vita, and enticing place for dessert.

Hidden off of one of the alleyways in Old Town is Dolce Vita, and enticing place for dessert.

 Any day that ends with real gelato, probably means that it was a good day. Today was exceptionally wonderful. One more day left on this anniversary trip, and we hope to make the most of it.

Any day that ends with real gelato, probably means that it was a good day. Today was exceptionally wonderful. One more day left on this anniversary trip, and we hope to make the most of it.