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 trip maker tool .
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  • August 17, 2017
    That's the main point of entry of the city, behind which starts the visit of the ramparts on the left.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Well avoid this gate at all cost if ur entering with your stuff and bags. Its so crouded that its crazy. Instead go to the calmer boza gate. Wich is less crowded and less known . But nevertheless its ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    One of the entrances into the old town of Dubrovnik. Slightly enhanced but well maintained. Overall the town and attractions are interesting but I have fascinated much
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  • June 23, 2017
    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.
  • May 27, 2017
    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.
  • July 6, 2017
    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.
  • July 1, 2017
    When you go through Pile Gate you will find a beautiful park. Enjoy in the beautiful colors of flowers.
  • June 26, 2017
    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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