Protecting the City

January 04, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Protecting the CityProtecting the City


A monumental and impressive fortress. This is the Fort of St. Lawrence which lies outside the city walls at the western entrance to Dubrovnik. It  sits on  steep cliffs, about 125 feet high.  Legends abound on how it came to be "as well as the heroic acts of its guards and defenders. It dominates both the sea and land entrances to the city on the western side, and together with Bokar Fort, closes in and protects Dubrovnik's oldest harbour, Kalarinja. The Fort of St. Lawrence caused many problems for those who attempted to jeopardize the freedom of the Republic, primarily the Venetians."



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