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History Making Year for Dubrovnik’s Stone Walls

walls_DubrovnikThe number of tourists to visit the famous tourist attraction in the southern Dalmatian city of Dubrovnik, the cities stone walls, has already beaten last year’s record-breaking year, with two months to spare, making it the busiest year in history.

In the first 10 months of 2013 there has been 844,000 visitors to the popular walls, already 50,000 more than 2012 when 775,000 visited in the year. Niko Kapetanić, secretary of the organisation charged with looking after the famous city stone walls, says that by the end of 2013 they should reach 865,000 visitors, nearly 100,000 more than the previous record.

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.

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