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Fort Bokar was a key component of the defensive wall system that protected Dubrovnik for hundreds of years. The 15th-century circular fort took more than 100 years to complete and is a prominent city landmark, protruding from the medieval walls. Fans of the hit TV series Game of Thrones may be familiar with the structure because it has been used a location for the fantasy show.
Fort Bokar is one of the oldest castles of its kind in the world, and in addition to its defensive role served as a prison during the 19th century. Reach the fort by taking one of the historical walking tours of the ancient walls. As you do so, look for good vantage points to photograph the two-story edifice.
From its ramparts, take in views of Lovrijenac Fort which stands on a rock high above sea level. Fort Bokar is also a good location from which to enjoy panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea.
Then take the time to explore the stronghold’s interior, where you will find several cannons and a small collection of precious stones. If you are in the city during July and August when the Dubrovnik Summer Festival takes place, book tickets for theatrical performances in the fort’s rooms and open spaces.
Go to the small beach adjacent to the fort to get a close look at the exterior. See the tunnel under the fortification that has been cut through the rock it sits on. There is a nice view of the grand edifice at night when the walls are bathed in light.
Fort Bokar is located on the southwestern section of Dubrovnik’s ancient walls. There are numerous tour operators in the city that offer English language guided tours of the medieval fortifications.
Located in Dubrovnik, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre, just steps away from Museum of Modern Art and Banje Beach. Sponza Palace and Rector's Palace are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Dubrovnik, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of American College of Management and Technology, Pile Gate and Sponza Palace. Rector's Palace and Dubrovnik Cathedral are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Situated in Dubrovnik, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pile Gate, Sponza Palace, and Rector's Palace. Banje Beach and Dubrovnik Cathedral are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Dubrovnik Old Town, this apartment building is steps away from Church of the Holy Annunciation, Sponza Palace and Rector's Palace. Dubrovnik Cathedral and Pile Gate are also within 5 minutes.
Located in Dubrovnik Old Town, this apartment building is steps from Dubrovnik Natural History Museum, Rector's Palace, and Dubrovnik Cathedral.
Nestled on the beach, this Babin Kuk hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of University of Dubrovnik, Lapad Beach and Copacabana Beach. Gruz Harbor and Dubrovnik Ferry Port are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Located in Dubrovnik Old Town, this apartment building is steps away from Dubrovnik Synagogue, Sponza Palace and Rector's Palace. Dubrovnik Cathedral and Pile Gate are also within 5 minutes.
Located in Dubrovnik Old Town, this apartment building is steps away from House of Marin Drzic and Pile Gate. Sponza Palace and Rector's Palace are also within 5 minutes.
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