We come face to face with many walls in Dubrovnik: the thick, solid ones that encircle the city, as well as the tall ones that line narrow stairways. If walls could talk, these would tell over a thousand years’ worth of history.
Dubrovnik’s outer stone walls date back to the city’s founding in the seventh century. Considered one of the great defensive fortifications of the Middle Ages, the walls were never breached by an invading army during that period. Today’s intact walls date to between the 12th – 17th centuries, with the outer wall running a continuous circle around the old city of roughly 6,300 feet in length, reaching a maximum height of around 80 feet in some places.