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“Great way to see city from a different angle” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ancient City Walls

Ancient City Walls
Placa ulica 32 | just inside Pile Gate, to the left., Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
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“Great way to see city from a different angle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Get away from all the tour groups pounding the streets of Dubrovnik and get up on the walls for a different view of the city. Its fascinating to see into the back yards, houses, building etc from a different angle plus yoy get great views of the sea, cliffs etc.

Visited January 2013
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“Stunning, but just a pity you can't return with your ticket”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Amazing views right the way round the city. We would loved to have gone back, but once you have left, you need to buy another ticket which seems a bit steep. So, if you have a Dubrovnik card, pick your time to view the walls, and it is worth going round twice since you do spot different things on the second time round.

Visited February 2013
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“Lots of hiking but worth the efforts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We took advice from other tripadvisor members and went to City walls in the late afternoon to avoid the crowds and the heat. It was however still very hot because of the long sunlight period during the Summer. I was almost put off by the steep stairs leading up to the City Walls. At the entrance, there was a sign saying something like “Please observe the one-way path” meaning that you cannot return back down even if you find the hiking up the slope too much to bear. As I had been psychologically prepared to embark on a tough journey, I managed to pull it off without much self-pity and pretty much made it to the top in an hour. When I now think back, it was not as bad as the Great Wall of China where the slopes are dead steep. There was at least a lot of flat ground along the City Walls.

The view up the City Walls was rewarding but you would only wow once when you reach a view point. After that the view would start to look the same as you go along.

While you cannot walk back down, there is an exit at some sections so it is possible to give up halfway (though I would not recommend this). You may save the energy for the hiking during the day if you decide to go in the late afternoon, or you could go in the early morning when you are fresh and energetic.

Visited August 2012
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“excellent views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

The city walls of Dubrovnik are spectacular, but this may be a difficult climb for travelers with disabilities or families with small children.

Visited March 2012
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“The best couple of quid you could spend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Seriously,if you go to Dubrovnik and don't walk the city walls you have missed the point of going there in the first place,the views are to die for(so pick a sunny day)take your camera/s and spare batteries just in case,and some water or a soft drink would be good although there is a kiosk above the maritime museum in the far corner.Give yourself the time the walk deserves

Visited February 2013
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