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Fort Lovrijenac
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Currently TripAdvisor has over 1100 reviews of the Dubrovnik city walls but only 24 of Fort Lovrijenac -- a clear indication of the relative popularity. Yet it's absolutely worth your while to make the climb to the fort after seeing the walls. See the walls first to avoid the crowds there, the fort is usually quiet in any case (we only saw four other tourists there during our visit). Or visit the fort at sunset for some great photos.

The fort is only 15 minutes' walk from the Pile Gate. You need to walk down the first street outside the gate and then navigate some other streets while keeping an eye on the fort; it's not difficult to find but the lack of street signs makes it a little bit less than obvious.

Once you've descended to the little bay below Pile Gate, you will see the path climbing up to the fort through a small park-like area. The climb is not bad if you are reasonably fit, and already offers some views.

Once inside the fort, you will need to pay admission (currently HRK 30) unless you have already paid for the city walls. If you have, that ticket will get you free admission to the fort. You can then climb up several levels of stairs to the top of the fort. The main attraction will be the views of the old city, and the fort's distance from the walls allows you to capture an overview of Dubrovnik, which is more difficult to do from the wall itself.

Don't miss it!

5  Thank tomh009
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

We climbed up to this fort and thoroughly enjoyed the experiance even though it was a very hot day. I think we werwe the first visitors of the day as it was just after 8 am.The gentleman who greeted us, was extremely friendly even though he didn't appear to speak English. We felt very honoured when he opened a large door, just inside the enrance area, with an extremely old looking key and allowed us to view a wonderful old painting. The whole area is interesting and the views from the top of the fort are amazing.

Thank Marilyn A
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

This was absolutely beautiful! It's a little out of the way, so it's much less crowded than the old town, even though it's right next door. There were only 3 other people in the fort when we went in mid-August! This is where you can the best views of Dubrovnik, and this is where all those pictures of the old town are taken from. From here you can an absolutely amazing view of the walled city rising out of the ocean. It's really spectacular.

Thank kira_mclean
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Went up just before sunset and were blown away by the amazing views in all directions. Make sure you get in just before they close (usually too early to actually be up there for sunset).

Thank Dean J
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Good views over the Old Town and part of the City Walls. It's cooler inside and surprisingly less people (not everyone will force themselves to climb the stairs in such a heat). It's worth visiting.

Thank Elena A
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