The highest point of the Dubrovnik City Walls the Minčeta Fortress is a symbol of the city. For many centuries the Minčeta Fortress has overlooked and protected the historic core of Dubrovnik. Construction on the mighty fortress began in 1319 but its appearance has changed over the years and it got its final completion in 1464. The crown of the fortress, one of the most recognizable sights in Dubrovnik, was designed and built by Croatian Renaissance master Juraj Dalmatinac.
The solid stone walls are six metres thick and the fortress provided protection to the city to attacks from the land. It contained nine massive cannons including one mighty cannon that was cast by Ivo Rabljanin who also made the bell in the Dubrovnik bell tower.
When visiting the Dubrovnik City Walls climb the steps to the top of this great fortress and enjoy the panoramas over the whole of the ancient city. The views are truly unforgettable. This fortress was also used extensively in the filming of the popular HBO series Game of Thrones.