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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  • At "Pile Gate" It is always incredibly crowded. The tourist buses are outside and there are lots of passengers collected. Due to the congestion, it is difficult to estimate the port. At the east it is much quieter and entrance to the wall is also there.
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  • If you walk slightly further away you can get great photos of the little yachts and the sailboats parked in the water.  more »
  • Good stone work, well maintained... but is extremely crowded by 9am...secondly, its a tourist bus stop..which leads to bottleneck...One should try visiting early morning or late evening.  more »
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  • We were sent there by our grandsons who love Game of Thrones with express orders to photograph everything. I loved the different craft shops which were in the grounds. Bit expensive for got memorabilia but we bought it for them anyway. Lovely jewellery shops and handmade glass candle holders, also handmade pottery
  • From now on the Dubrovnik is my favourite city. You need to go there! It is beautiful city. I recommend go on the city walls - stunning views! I think the most important thing to visit. You can buy on internet the Dubrovnik card which include this attraction. Just remember on Monday all museums are closed.
  • Nice historic and Game of Thrones site but it was hiving with tour groups . If you hate big crowds then avoid it on busy days. Plenty of shopping to be had for souvenirs and sweets. Lots of places to eat also. Word of advise. Arrive early as it will take a long time to see it all.
  • Great town. Mostly fully renovated since its shelling during the break up of Yugoslavia in 1992. The old city wall tour is worth doing to get to know the town before exploring all its tiny little side streets. Seemed friendly and safe for a tourist spot. No people hassling tourists here. But the one way system in and out of the town gets overcrowded between mid day and 3pm.
  • So many tourists from around the world even out of peak season as we visited here early October 2018. Amazing views around this old city. Beautiful color of the Adriatic sea.
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