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Pile Gate, Dubrovnik

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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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  • Just a beautiful city and this gate is just the first taste of the extraordinarily gorgeous city full of quiet squares, pretty fountains, winding walkways, and hidden courtyards. A gem.  more »
  • Impressive entrance gate to the old city, clearly visible to all coming into town by bus. really nice ... very impressive to see and with its drawbridge seems to get into medieval castle.
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  • We consider this to be the main entrance gate if coming into the city from the main bus station. The bus drops you off directly outside the entrance. From here it is a short walk to the cable car or t...  more »
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  • Crowded like anything. This is the bigger of the two main gates into the city. Theres a taxi line with always taxi waiting and listed taxi prices - so far the experience has been good and we also cabbed to the airport from here. And there's convenience stores nearby.
  • Very interesting place to visit. Lots of history and if you a game of thrones fan the you have to visit
  • Perfect entrance in the morning before all the cruise ship buses arrive. Historic gate with drawbridge, once inside look left with fountain on your right to see the entrance to the walls ie walking atop the walls.
  • Very fun way to enter the city with everyone else, although it gets very crowded. Other entrances aren't as crowded.
  • Beautiful gate for the old town, always crowded with tourists and locals trying to sell souvenirs to the visitors. Very well preserved. The whole area around it is offered as a good opportunity for nice photographs. Most recommended.