Dubrovnik, Croatia’s most glamorous tourist destination and a UNESCO World Heritage site, centers on the magnificent Old Town area, contained within sturdy medieval defensive walls. Any first-time sightseeing tour of the city should begin with a walk around these sturdy old ramparts (the complete circuit measures two kilometers), which incorporate fortresses, towers, and cannons along the way.
You’ll also likely enter the Old Town through the famous Pile Gate, built in 1537 and one of the city’s most impressive structures. From high up on the walls, you can enjoy amazing views over the Old Town rooftops and out across the glistening Adriatic Sea.
Other must-see attractions here include the attractive cathedral and the spectacular artifacts in its treasury; the spectacular Square of the Loggia, a historic gathering place famous for its lovely old buildings and monuments; and Fort Lovrijenac, one of the country’s most important fortresses.