The best views of Dubrovnik and the surrounding area are experienced from the top of the Srd Hill. Even it is a low mountain, only 412 metres high this is for sure one of the most beautiful views you have ever seen. Simply, you can’t remain indifferent to the spectacular panoramas of Dubrovnik. Do you know that on a clear day you can see up to 60km? You will have a view of Dubrovnik, Lokrum Island, the Elafiti Islands and a part of the Dubrovnik coastline surrounding crystal clear Adriatic sea.
The role of the Srd hill in history
On the surrounding hills of the Republic of Dubrovnik and Srđ hill, there were no defensive fortifications. The French decided to build a fortification on Srđ, Zarkovica, Bosanka and Strinčjera that would protect the city from the north. August Marmont led the construction of the Imperial fort. After the fall of Napoleon, Dubrovnik came under the sovereignty of Austrians who strengthen the walls and fortress. To them, fortress Imperial was important due to a proximity of the Ottoman Empire. The fort lost its military function when Austrians occupied Bosna and Herzegovina. From that moment Dubrovnik wasn’t bordering town.
The important moment of the Imperial fort was war in 1991. Only the Imperial fort was in the hands of the Croatian Army and all the surrounding areas were occupied. The fortress suffered extensive damage, but Dubrovnik is grateful to the French and Austrian engineers for the great building.
Today imperial fort on Srđ hill is a museum dedicated to the defence of Dubrovnik during the Homeland War. On buggy safari tour, you will hear a lot of other interesting details from the history of Srđ hill.
How to reach Srd hill?
You can go by cable car and it is the fastest way. It is also possible to drive, and for those who are looking for some activity in nature, there is a hiking path. There are also hiking trails from Fort Imperial to Fort Strinjčera. This path is not too long, only 1.3 kilometres stroll, and it is easy for walking. Just one notice if you are going to walk – even it is not too hard to walk, make sure to have appropriate equipment, and a lot of water.
What to do at the top of the Srd hill?
Today, Srđ hill is a tourist attraction. There is a place to eat or have a coffee, you can go for a walk, visit the museum and have great Buggy safari Dubrovnik adventure. We guarantee you a great time in beautiful nature at Buggy safari Dubrovnik tour, just as a fun guided ride in our 2-seats buggies.
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