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The city walls are a well-known landmark and symbol of Dubrovnik. The walls were built back in the 7th century, but in the 14th-16th centuries they were rebuilt and have survived to this day in almost the same form.
The length of the fortress walls is about 1950 meters. The thickness of the walls on the land side is about 6 meters, and on the sea side - 2-3 meters. In some places, the height of the walls reaches 25 meters.
The fortress walls of the city look like an irregular quadrangle. The western entrance to the city is guarded by Fort Bocar, and the western part of the walls is protected by the fortress of St. Lawrence. On the north side there is the round tower of Mincheta, and near the city port, on the east side there is the Revelin fortress.
St. Lawrence Fortress is the venue for the summer festival in Dubrovnik. The area that runs along the walls is a good place for relaxing walks, and a magnificent view of the Old Town opens from the height of the fortress walls.
Now the fortress walls of Dubrovnik are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and are recognized one of the best defense complexes in Europe.
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