Niko Kapetanić, secretary of the organisation charged with looking after the famous city stone walls, says that 2014 will break the record number of visitors the walls ever saw in one year, which was 865,000. In the first 9 months of this year there were 6.1% more tourists visiting the stone walls than the same period last year.
Kapetanić said that passing the 900,000 visitor milestone for the first time was a real probability this year.
The series of stone walls are 1940 meters long and 25 meters high. In 1979, the old city of Dubrovnik, which includes a substantial portion of the old walls of Dubrovnik, joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.