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Pile Gate, Dubrovnik

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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  • An historical feel makes this entrance to Old Town seem magical. Across the bridge and down into the city via stairs of long ramp. Vendors have small shops in the stairway underneath in period...  more »
  • It's the main entrance and the most picturesque. A must see and a must walk through it. Many paid parking places around. For a good photo go early in the morning.  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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