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Stone Gate (Kamenita Vrata)

Zagreb, Croatia
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Ranked #19 of 70 attractions in Zagreb
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites
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Ancona, Italy
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877 reviews 877 reviews
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636 helpful votes 636 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A few yards up the street towards St Mark's from the Stone Gate, attached to a low stone plinth, there are two chains. I've heard that these are the rudder chains from HMS Victory, placed there by the helmsman, a Croat, in gratitude for having survived the slaughter of the Battle of Trafalgar.

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Sydney, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Well Stone Gate, is just that a gate, with a small shrine and place to pray as you pass through it. My wife and I just walked past initially half thinking that maybe it was the gate, but still not 100% sure. There was on real signage to identify it as the gate and no tourist shops near by (which... More

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Fort Worth
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94 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It seems like a great place for a chapel. There is a magical aura created by the dark cool temperature of the cave like gateway and the aroma of the candles lighted to the Virgin. It was funny to hear a tour guide mention to her group that the device on the very top of the structure has been said... More

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Sacramento
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This stone gate is more like a little alcove. It is simple yet nice and there is a shrine where people pray. There's also a sort of open-air chapel inside where people worship. I'm Christian but not Catholic so I haven't prayed or worshipped there but it has a very reverent and peaceful presence. There is a "thank you" wall... More

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Kettering, Ohio
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10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

And find worshippers in prayer standing before a portrait of Mary. There are benches provided for quiet reflection and candles to be lit. There are also tourists just passing through. As such I felt uncomfortable about distracting the devout worshippers.

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singapore
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21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

So we heard that this place is important to the city as it was a sacred place of worship. While we appreciated that, we thought it wasnt as impressive as we thought it'd be. Nonetheless, one can easily access the gate, en route to St Mark's church.

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Greenville, SC
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The open air chapel/shrine under the stone gate is taken seriously by the native population, so let's all behave accordingly. It's a can't-miss and unlike anything else I've ever seen, so enjoy but do it quietly for those who are praying.

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Oxfordshire, England
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14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A beautiful sight in its own right, this gate has added gravitas as it remains a site of active worship. I was touched by the age and simplicity of the gate but also by the reverence of both locals and other travellers.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The serenity of this place is reason enough for a visit. If you stroll through in the later evening, you may find locals praying or singing songs. That's the real treat.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Not sure where the original stone work is but we didn't see it. Obviously a religious shrine for some but otherwise little value. If it wasn't for the tourist signs directing you to this gate we would not have recognised it as important.

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