144,000 tourists visited Dubrovnik’s famous stone walls in June, which was 17,000 or 13% more than in the same month last year, the association that manages the walls announced.
More than 1 million people are expected to visit the walls for the first time this year with 345,000 visiting already in the first 6 months of the year, up 34,000 or 11% from 2014. Individual ticket purchases made up 81% of all visitors, with 11% group bookings. 8% visited using the Dubrovnik Card.
In 2012 the walls had 776,000 visitors, 865,000 in 2013 and 914,000 last year. It is expected that the 1,000,000 mark will be passed 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.