Ever since the year 972, when the feast day of St Blaise, Dubrovnik’s patron saint, was first celebrated, the day has been an extremely important one in the city’s calendar.
This year’s St Blaise Day, or Sveti Blaž, will be held on 3 February and a number of activities and celebrations will be taking place throughout the week.
One of those things will be the opening up of Dubrovnik’s Walls to visitors free of charge. Walking tours of the Walls will be free from 2 – 5 February, the Society of Friends of Dubrovnik Antiquities, the organization which looks after the historic walls announced.
For the first time last year one million visitors purchased entry tickets to see the famous Walls. The series of stone walls in Dubrovnik 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.
There will also be free tours of the Walls of Ston, as well as Sokol Grad tower in Konavle.