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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  • This gate marks the main entry into the Old Town. It can get crowded during the peak times as people are trying to get in and out of the Old Town through a relatively narrow doorway. However, if you s...  more »
  • Those who are fascinted by Dubrovnik and its charm will know how it feels to pass through this gate. Although this is a short pass, you feel the GoT experience while walking through here.  more »
  • You walk though the gates as you get of the bus lots of bars and restaurant round this area great city views  more »
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  • October 2017. The main entrance {Ploce is the other} to the Old Town. Major bus stop of course. Crazy busy very often. So busy they have a one way system in and out [not that most people observe it] Expect to get the attention of the Tour salespeople. And Game of Thrones fans love it. Oh. The bus tickets are interesting. 15 kuna buys an unlimited travel ticket. But it only lasts for 59 minutes.
  • When in Dubrovnik, walking the wall around the old city is kind of mandatory, but do make sure to get there early, before the large groups arrive, or you will just see selfie sticks and the backs of other people. The views of the old town are great from the top of the perimeter walls, but the place is totally overwhelmed with tourists (makes me feel kind of guilty for being one of them). The Pile Gate itself is nothing special, but it's where you get to the wall walk.
  • UNESCO world heritage city, the ancient city of Ragusa (now Dubrovnik) is an incredible location and a must see! The Pile Gate is the North Entry into the walled city. Make sure you check it out after dark as well, there are some great scenes with the St Lawrence Fort in the background. As a plus for Game of Thrones Fans, The ramps inside the gate have been used in the series.
  • Entry into old town, next to the main tour bus unloading spot. Get through it, turn left to get your tickets for the wall and watch from above how The masses roll through. A similar gate is in the other side of town, just go down the main drag. The other side is less crowded.
  • One of the best entrances to an old city. Really makes you feel like you're living in a time long ago. Keep an eye out for a guitar/bongo drum duo at the gates! The only minus is the horde of tourists constabtly there making it difficult to navigate.

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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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