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Ston walls are a defensive wall dating back to the 14th century, often referred to as the European Chinese Wall because of its monumentality, the walls are 5.5 kilometres long. It surrounded the town that had waterworks and sewage as early as the 16th century. 

Old Town, Ston, Croatia
Old Town, Ston, Croatia

The walls are the second longest preserved walls in the world, after the Great Wall of China. They have been under renovation for the past couple of years, so visitors are able to take a walk along their entire length. The renovation was initiated by the Association for the preservation of the Dubrovnik historical heritage, and mostly financed from ticket sales for tours of the Dubrovnik city walls. 

walls in Ston
city walls in Ston

The huge complex, spreading along the entire length of the peninsula, was built by the citizens of Dubrovnik from 1333 to 1506. At the southern and north tip of the walls, two towns were established: Ston and Mali Ston. The 5.5 kilometre-long walls are fortified by around 40 towers and five citadels. 

Salt fields, Ston
Salt fields, Ston
 

 

 
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