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The world's most famous walls that made history

Love Exploring Logo By Miriam Carey of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 31: An hour's drive up the coast from tourist hot spot Dubrovnik, on the Pelješac Peninsula, lies one of the longest defensive walls in the world – the Walls of Ston. They guard the medieval towns of Ston and Mali Ston, whose marshy lands provide wealth in the form of salt flats. In 1333, after the Republic of Dubrovnik purchased the peninsular from Serbian Emperor Dušan, they built the 4.3-mile (7km), 40-tower, five-fort construction with the help of a Florentine architect. 

Walls of Ston, Croatia

An hour's drive up the coast from tourist hot spot Dubrovnik, on the Pelješac Peninsula, lies one of the longest defensive walls in the world – the Walls of Ston. They guard the medieval towns of Ston and Mali Ston, whose marshy lands provide wealth in the form of salt flats. In 1333, after the Republic of Dubrovnik purchased the peninsular from Serbian Emperor Dušan, they built the 4.3-mile (7km), 40-tower, five-fort construction with the help of a Florentine architect. 

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