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Pile Gate

at the beginning of the Placa Thoroughfare (Stradun), Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Ranked #19 of 61 attractions in Dubrovnik
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Not exactly sure why this is an independent review, as it is one of two gates leading into the Old City...yes, impressive and yes, get the whole walled city mindset as you traverse the bridge (walkway) over what was once a moat that is under the gate...yes, you will want a photo here, and most tourists would recognize that, but... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

beautiful! well worth a look around! you can feel the historic vibe as soon as you approach! guards at the front will gladly take a photo with you and the atmosphere at night is great!

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A fabulous opening to the city. Not to be underestimated as an amazing feat of civil engineering (you might hopefully choose to disagree with someone else who gives a low mark for the volume of people and has no patience to take account of the popularity of the place!)

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This place is a bit of a crush while all of the cruise ships are docked. Wait until later on in the day and you can just stroll through and take pics. This is where you can catch all busses and taxis and is the main entrance point to the old town.

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West Calder, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Pile Gate is interesting as is much of the Old Town but it is here that for most of the time many hundreds of people are trying to pass through a comparatively narrow entrance way at the same time. Most of them appear to be attempting this feat while taking photographs. my best experience of this was pictures on... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Pile Gate is the main gate to the Old Town of Dubrovnik. It is easy to catch a taxi and bus from outside the gate and there are restaurants close by (both inside and outside the Old Town). That said, by itself it is not really a tourist attraction in its on right. It is more something you pass by... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It's the main bus stop before the Old City, and makes a great place to meet up with family and friends. They have a few nice restaurants with an amazing view, and a few stores with food, drinks, and toiletries. Enjoy!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Sometimes it might be a good idea to pull up the drawbridge and not let any one in until the Old Town has emptied.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is the hub of the entrance to old town , all the busses and taxis seem to drop off here. Great music by local musicians at the entrance,dressed in local costumes some of the lovely paintings for sale ' be prepared to bargain , it works !,

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We left our bus in the parking lot above the gate and walked down to this magnificent and imposing structure to start our day. It is a busy place with people entering and exiting the city through one archway. The gate itself is massive and imposing. Check out the statues that are carved into the stone. If it were not... More

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