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St. John’s Fortress (Fort St. Ivana) Tours

St. John’s Fortress (Fort St. Ivana)
Begun in the 14th century and completed in the 1500s, St. John’s Fortress (Tvrđava sv. Ivana) defended Dubrovnik’s Old Port from seaborne assaults for hundreds of years. Today, the fortified tower is known for its Adriatic views and Ragusan history, and is home to the city’s aquarium and maritime museum.

The Basics
Explore the medieval St. John’s Fortress independently or with a guide, keeping an eye out for familiar sights at the former Game of Thrones filming location. City Walls tickets include access to the fortress as well as Fort Lovrijenac, Fort Bokar, and the Minčeta Tower. To combine your visit with other Dubrovnik must-dos, such as the Dubrovnik Cable Car, opt for a package deal at a discounted price.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • History buffs and Game of Thrones fans shouldn’t miss St. John’s Fortress.
  • The fortress isn’t wheelchair-accessible.
  • Although they’re located inside the fortress, the Maritime Museum and Dubrovnik Aquarium carry their own admission fees.
  • Be prepared to climb some challenging steps to the battlement.

How to Get There
It’s easy to find St. John’s Fortress while doing a lap of the city walls. Within walking distance of most Old Town attractions, the fortress sits on the old harbor. You can get to Old Town by public transit or private vehicle, though parking is limited.

When to Get There
Go at night to marvel at the fortress’s atmospheric after-dark illuminations, or visit during the day for the clearest views of the open Adriatic and beyond.

Dubrovnik’s Maritime Museum
Learn about Dubrovnik’s naval history at the Maritime Museum, located on the upper floors of the fortress. Gain insight into the success of the Republic of Ragusa, study sailing and navigational techniques, or find out how World War II affected the region. Your admission ticket grants you access to other city institutions as well, such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Cultural History Museum in the Rector’s Palace.
Address: Tvrđava Sv. Ivana, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
Admission: Varies
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Dubrovnik City Walls Admission Ticket

Dubrovnik City Walls Admission Ticket

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Save hard-earned vacation time in Dubrovnik by prebooking admission to the Old Town’s city walls—a must for first-time visitors. Choose your preferred day to visit when you book, and when it’s time, walk a full or partial circuit of the ramparts at your own pace. Along the way, admire the panoramic views, and inspect the walls’ medieval battlements, towers, and forts to delve deeper into their history.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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$45.20
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$45.20

Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: City Walls Walking Tour (entrance ticket included)

Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: City Walls Walking Tour (entrance ticket included)

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After disembarking from your ship in Dubrovnik, take this exciting shore excursion to the 12th-century city walls of the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic.’ See this stunning UNESCO World Heritage site from above, as you traverse the walls with a knowledgeable local guide. Learn about the fascinating history of Dubrovnik and how the walls have stood the test of time.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.45
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Walls Of Dubrovnik - Small Group Tour

Walls Of Dubrovnik - Small Group Tour

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You can learn more as you explore the centuries-old Walls Of Dubrovnik with this guided tour showcasing the history of the must-see Croatian landmark. After paying the entry fee, you can follow your guide on a history-packed walking tour. You can learn about the construction of Revelin Fortress, visit Lovrijenac Fort and Fort Bokar, and enjoy views across the harbor to Lokrum Island.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 20 minutes
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Dubrovnik Medieval Walls Walking Tour

Dubrovnik Medieval Walls Walking Tour

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Dubrovnik’s medieval walls are a must-visit, but an aimless wander along their length won’t do them justice. This interesting 2-hour walking tour reveals their history while rewarding you with stunning panoramas over Dubrovnik’s red rooftops and the Adriatic Sea. Stroll the full circuit of the ramparts with a guide and stop to see the forts, towers and bastions that punctuate the walls along the way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.95
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$76.95

Dubrovnik City Walls Walking Tour (entrance ticket included)

Dubrovnik City Walls Walking Tour (entrance ticket included)

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Spend a morning discovering Dubrovnik’s crowing jewels — its medieval walls and UNESCO World Heritage–listed Old Town — on this 3-hour walking tour. Stroll along the Stradun, the Old Town’s main promenade, topped and tailed by Orlando’s Column and Onofrio's Fountain. Take in ancient landmarks such as the Franciscan Monastery and the Church of St Blaise before deviating down side streets lined with shops, restaurants and further architectural delights. Then, cap your tour with a walk along the city walls for sweeping views of the Adriatic Sea.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Dubrovnik Self-Guided Audio Tour

Dubrovnik Self-Guided Audio Tour

Independent travelers can explore Dubrovnik at their own pace on a self-guided audio tour of the Old City. While guided tours can be constricting and require you to arrange your schedule to suit a group, this easy-to-download map and mp3 file audio guide make it effortless to get started on your own. While listening, you can learn details about the city that you would likely miss without the audio guide.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$16.16
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Walls of Liberty: an audio tour of Dubrovnik's rich history along the city walls

Walls of Liberty: an audio tour of Dubrovnik's rich history along the city walls

Journey through the centuries of history on a self guided audio tour of this breathtaking city where you’ll hear the tales of war, conflict and the political struggles that Dubrovnik has endured, including the last siege during the Homeland War from the early 1990s. Despite all the hardships from the past, the city still stands strong and proud and offers visitors breathtaking views and scenes that will leave a big impression all on their own. Highlights include: - The panoramic views of the old city and the clear blue Adriatic sea - The Fort of St Lawrence and the legend about its beginnings - The story of the catastrophic Big Earthquake 1667 - St John Fort and the maritime endeavours of Dubrovnik - Minčeta Tower, the symbol of the city's independence - The siege of Dubrovnik 1991-1992
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
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Should I book St. John’s Fortress (Fort St. Ivana) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since St. John’s Fortress (Fort St. Ivana) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 6 St. John’s Fortress (Fort St. Ivana) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit St. John’s Fortress (Fort St. Ivana) 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. John’s Fortress (Fort St. Ivana) costs USD 45.20. Guided St. John’s Fortress (Fort St. Ivana) tours start around USD 45.20 per person. See all 6 St. John’s Fortress (Fort St. Ivana) tickets and tours on Viator.
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