28 Jun '16, 11am

Walking the walls of Dubrovnik

is an historic town on the Dalmatian coast of southern Croatia, and one of the most popular destinations on the Adriatic Sea. A UNESCO World Heritage town, Dubrovnik (map ) can trace its history back to the 7th century AD and through the centuries came under the control of, amongst others, the Byzantines, Venetians and the Austrian Habsburgs. The most striking sight when any visitor approaches Dubrovnik is the impressive fortifications which protect the Old Town. Today’s massive walls and towers were built primarily between the 12th and 17th centuries, and are open to visitors. Walking the walls of Dubrovnik – in some parts as much as 6 meters thick! – is, in my book, the best way to get a great overview of the town as the almost 2 kilometer walk takes visitors full circle around the Old Town and offers breathtaking views of the town’s terracotta rooftops, its church tower...

Full article: http://velvetescape.com/walking-walls-dubrovnik/

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