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Pile Gate

at the beginning of the Placa Thoroughfare (Stradun), Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Ranked #19 of 62 Attractions in Dubrovnik
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Too crowdy, because all the cruisers cames in a groups there....after you have done this gate once, you start to use the southern gate.......

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Rhyl, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Stunning architecture. Historical landscape. Amazing place for photos. A must see! Leads straight into the old town for more stunning landscape

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

A wonderful display of Venetian style architecture over looked by Saint Blaise holding Dubrovnik in his hand. Best to go before 8:30 am if you would like a photograph without other tourists in the picture.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is the focal point for most people going into the walled Old City. So it's very crowded. Be patient and enjoy the ambience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Pile Gate is the busy main entrance to Dubrovnik's old town. A drawbridge leads you across a dry moat filled with gardens to the outer gate. Above the arch is a statue of St Blaise, patron saint of Dubrovnik. There is often a couple of uniformed guards at the entrance in colourful outfits with beret's. Between the outer and inner... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It was a glorious summer day in July when we visited. Great atmosphere around the entrance and inside the walls, splendid views of the Adriatic. Splurge on a drink at the Buza Bar. Wear good shoes because the stones were slippery, so worse in wet weather, also sunglasses and a hat, as the reflection from the polished stones is quite... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

It's an 'atmospheric' entrance but the crowds around it are crazy and it's hard to take it in. Was pretty much queuing to get into the old town at one point.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is such a stunning entrance to the old town. Once you have crossed the drawbridge, have a look at the remains of the lifting mechanism. The atrium after the gate sets the tone of your visit.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

An interesting original entrance to the city and a good meeting place. Hard to see it properly because of the crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We used this access to the Old Town on a daily basis. The area was clean and tidy. It opens onto the Stradun and the main fountain, and there is access to the City Walls from here. In the evening, Guards stand wither side of the Pile Gate in traditional uniform - although one looked like he would rather be... More

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