Fort Lovrijenac is a Dubrovnik landmark that isnâ€™t located within the city walls. It can be seen from along the walls over the Pile Gate, and is one of the most photographed landmarks in the city.
The fort was built to defend the ancient kingdom against the advancing Venetian army. Its walls are 121 feet high, and overlook the water. Entry to the Fort is included within the price of the wall tours.
A Different Perspective â€“ Most tourists scale the Dubrovnik city walls for views of the city, which includes Fort Lovrijenac. But for a different angle, walk the short distance from the Pile Gate to the Fort and enjoy a fresh look at Dubrovnikâ€™s old core. While the tower interiors are plain, the views are worth the climb.
Drama on the Adriatic â€“ The Fort Lovrijenac is one of the most important venues during the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. At this time the Fort transforms into a theatrical venue. It is best known for staging productions of Shakespeare, particularly Hamlet, in addition to other regional and internationally renowned plays.
A Stage for a Wedding â€“ The fort doubles up as a wedding venue too. With the lapping water and towering history, it is a very romantic setting. It has an on location chapel (chapel of St. Lawrence) and its courtyard, which is also the stage for theatrical performances, hosts wedding parties. The Fort stairways too have become an iconic setting for the perfect â€˜newly wedsâ€™ photograph.
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