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Pile Gate, Dubrovnik

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • Kindly step to the side and not in front of people while stopping to take your selfies. This has been a public service announcement for common decency. Make manners great again!  more »
  • Some great views of the harbour. Small entrance to the old city. Can see the changing of the gourds at night.  more »
  • It's the entrance to the old town. Not much more to say.. very pretty and historic. Some nice restaurants outside.  more »
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  • Must see while in Dubrovnik. Yes it's full of tourist place but it has its own charm and this city wouldn't be without it. Nice cafes, restaurants, shops and views.
  • Nice to see the old town with the wall and the small alleys. A lot of people walks around the wall. In my opinion not so impressive as I had expected. Very touristic with prices thereafter. Good icecream. You can see most of it in 1.5 hours if you skip the museums.
  • Amazing fort with incredible views of the city. We opted to go here instead of doing the city walls as we had a young child with us and it was less of an exertion for her.
  • When you go through Pile Gate you will find a beautiful park. Enjoy in the beautiful colors of flowers.
  • Touristic gateway into the historic city centre. Also main drop off point for most tourist coaches and airport buses.

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One of Croatia's major tourist destinations, Dubrovnik remains one of the most expensive cities in the country, especially if you wish to stay in the old town at peak season. You can choose from upscale hotel rooms just east of the old town, but for budget-friendly beds you may have to go as far as the outskirts of town. Many locals rent small rooms in their private homes, so look for rental signs in windows or check with the city's tourist office.
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