Dubrovnik City Walls

The ancient walls of Dubrovnik have been built throughout many centuries: the first part dates back to the 13th, and the last to the 17th century. After all, the defense was of utmost importance in these times of uncertainty. There was always someone lurking and waiting for the opportunity to invade the city, jealously watching as the Republic of Dubrovnik […]

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Minceta Tower

The largest and most impressive tower, called Minceta (pronounced Minchetta – on Croatian road signs writes Minčeta, using their alphabet) rises on the northern side of Dubrovnik city walls. The round tower was built in the 15th century according design of famous medival builder Juraj Dalmatinac (Giorgio da Sebenico). The walls of the tower are impressive six meters (20 feet) […]

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St. John’s Fortress

The fortress of St John (Croatian name: Utvrda Svetog Ivana), often called Mulo tower, is a structure on the south-eastern side of the old city harbor. This fortification protects the very entrance to the harbor and is one of the key points forming Dubrovnik defense complex. The fort was built as a consequence of many rearrangement and upgrades of the […]

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