Saturday, 25 April 2020 11:28

Dry stone walls

When you travel through the Adriatic coast in Croatia, either from land or sea, you will notice endless stone walls hugging hills, floting like snakes and dividing the countryside.
They come in different shapes and sizes and creating them is not a simple task.
The technique is a thousand years old and they are handmade without mortar to hold the stones in place.
Stacked stone by stone they have to fit like puzzle pieces.
Farmers pick rocks out of the soil to clear space to grow olive trees and grapevines.
They then use the rocks to construct walls around geometric plots, creating a grid that stretches for kilometres.
Dry stone walls were also used to divide territory and corral sheep, and they play a vital role in preventing landslides, floods, avalanches and combate erosion.
As a monument they are under the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list, so while you travel along the Adriatic coast and islands of Croatia, somehow a monument is always surrounding you.

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DESCRIPTION

Starting with a walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town and ending with a stroll around its City Walls, this guided visit of Dubrovnik leaves no stone unturned.
The medieval walled town of Dubrovnik was built to be shut down for an extended period of time in case of an attack or an epidemic. In order to survive if the need arose, very early on Dubrovnik had a sewer, running water, a pharmacy, granary and other epitomes of advanced civilizations. After meeting your guide at Pile gate, you will explore this UNESCO World heritage site before climbing the city walls. An unparalleled vantage point, the walls deliver a unique perspective onto the treasures so worth protecting.
48,00 €


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Sunday, 05 February 2017 17:52

City Walls Walking Tour from Dubrovnik

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DESCRIPTION

Starting with a walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town and ending with a stroll around its City Walls, this guided visit of Dubrovnik leaves no stone unturned.
The medieval walled town of Dubrovnik was built to be shut down for an extended period of time in case of an attack or an epidemic. In order to survive if the need arose, very early on Dubrovnik had a sewer, running water, a pharmacy, granary and other epitomes of advanced civilizations. After meeting your guide at Pile gate, you will explore this UNESCO World heritage site before climbing the city walls. An unparalleled vantage point, the walls deliver a unique perspective onto the treasures so worth protecting.
48,00 €

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