"Fort Lawrence" Fort Lovrijenac Tip by BruceDunning

Fort Lovrijenac, Dubrovnik: 23 reviews and 55 photos

  View from old town
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  • View from old town - Dubrovnik
      View from old town
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  • Icon on the fort defense wall by entry - Dubrovnik
      Icon on the fort defense wall by entry
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  • View coming up to the fort - Dubrovnik
      View coming up to the fort
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  • Closer up view of the fort - Dubrovnik
      Closer up view of the fort
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  • Perspective of location (right)from town walls - Dubrovnik
      Perspective of location (right)from town walls
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It is located across from the old town and an easy walk just outside the Pile Gate entry. The problem from there is you would not know the directions to that fort unless you "fell" upon a hidden sign in a back street to show the way. The walls are 121 feet high and the thickest portion is 39 feet on the water side. The town folk built this in 3 months to deter the Venetians form doing the same thing so they could control Dubrovnik from the vantage point. This occurred in around 1038. A dual purpose was to defend the town but also for aristocrats to have a sanctuary and attack its own town if there was an uprising. We went inside but decided not to spend $6 for the short tour of the inside walls because the whole inside is bare and nothing to offer but views. We got that same effect by hanging out on the outside and a bit over the edge of the cliff. You climb about 100 steps to get there.

Address: Ul. od Tabakarije 29, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Website: http://www.tzdubrovnik.hr/lang/en/get/spomenici/5343/lovrijenac_fort.html

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  • Updated May 25, 2010
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