Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Walking Dubrovnik's City Walls

dubrovnik, croatiaView of Old Town Dubrovnik from a tower window

dubrovnik, croatia
red rooftops of dubrovnik, croatiaRed rooftops of Old Town Dubrovnik

A highlight of visiting Dubrovnik is walking along the city walls. Following advice from other travelers, we started our walk early in the day, before the crowds arrived. After passing through Pile Gate, we climbed the steps to a ticket window. The cost was 15 euros for two of us, and they did take euros in addition to the local currency, the kuna.

It was almost 9:30 in the morning, but there were very few people around. Less than one and a half hours later when we walked back down, there was a line of people waiting to climb up. The earlier time allowed us to enjoy the views without crowds, and we stopped often to take pictures of the red rooftops of Dubrovnik.