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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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  • Impressive entrance gate of the city of Dubrovnik; This port gives a good impression of the immense edifice of the surrounding ramparts.
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  • Pile gate is a massive, well preserved example of renaissance Ragusan architecture that is a great first impression of the old town to come. 
  • We were staying in Lapad but got the bus in to old Dubrovnik every day. I was overwhelmed by the beauty and cleanliness and the Pile is literally the gateway to an extra-ordinary experience 
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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.