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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The entry to the Pile Gate is via a long stone bridge that pass's over a dry moat, then across a drawbridge through the door in the first wall, which is protected by Saint Blaise and cannons above... more »
It’s a special experience to cross a draw bridge and enter a pedestrian only old town! It’s one of the main entrances so it would be difficult to miss. It luckily wasn’t busy when we were there so we.... more »
Gorgeous entrance to the city, but be prepared for the traffic jam if you’re visiting in summer. The number of people trying to walk in and out is staggering, especially with the tour groups often stopping and blocking the way. You must be patient while making your way through the crowd
One of the entrances to the old town. Despite the large number of tourists, the historic center is spectacular. The walls are well preserved and the views are impeccable.
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