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Pile Gate, Dubrovnik
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Cross the stone bridge to Pile Gate, a grand entrance on the western wall of the city's Old Town. Below the bridge, notice the green space that once served as the city trench. Renaissance arches outflank the outer and inner gates. See the two statues of St. Blaise, the city's patron saint. The interior statue is the work of the well-known 20th-century Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. Next to it, look for the old door, dating back to 1460. During the republican era, the city pulled up the drawbridge each night. Now, the gates of Dubrovnik are always open to visitors. Put Pile Gate at the forefront of your travel plans using our Dubrovnik itinerary maker.
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An impressive series of defences are provided by the outer and inner gates strategically arranged to prevent attackers having the advantage of those defending the city. The most obvious point of entry... read more »
Be sure to look for the map that shows the damage done to the city from the Serb's attacks in the 1991 war. The gate is an amazing piece of history.
This is by the entrance to the old city and therefore it is an extremely crowded area.Of an unusual design
The ancient walls and city at Pile are great! Very beautiful!
Part of the main town walls and fortifications, the Pile gate is one of the two main land facing gates giving entrance to the old town of Dubrovnik. It is a great spot to enter the town or to get a ticket for entering the city walls which you can walk fully around and get great views of the town and water. It gets crowded early, so get in early.
The gate and walls are definitely worth a walk.
There isn't really too much to say about Pile Gate, it's a wonderful entrance to the old city and a fairly common meeting spot for tours. There is sometimes guards standing at the entrance in uniforms which makes for great photos but often there are handfuls of locals hawking tourist items for sale.
Beautiful gate and always crowded
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