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Pile Gate

Address: Ulica Vrata od Pila, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Ranked #19 of 68 Attractions in Dubrovnik
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Chester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This is the main entrance to the Old City and where the Cruise Ship shuttle buses drop off. It can be very busy, doing a shuffle just to walk with so many people around. Go on a day when there are no cruise ships.

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Kirchen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I don't think I would ever get tired of going in and out of this beautiful old city gate! Amazing - truly!

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I was taken by how small the entrance was, but then the city itself is only a few hundred metres across. Only a couple of minutes walk from the Hilton Hotel.

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Jakarta
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212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This gate was featured in the Games of Throne series and one of the access into the Old Town. It is quite impressive and looks like something taken out of medieval time. There is an entrance to climb to the city wall nearby as well. Outside the gate is a commercial area with shops, hotels, resto, etc.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I came into Dubrovnik through the Pile Gate. I was a very good first impression! The door on the gate is something amazing!

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This seems to be the meeting point for everyone. The buses and coaches all stop very close to the gate. Plenty of food shops etc are all close by. The Pile Gate is a good starting point for visiting this old part of Dubrovnik.

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london
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Attractive and guarded by two sentries, this is the drawbridge in the city wall. Trouble is it's so packed with tourists that you can't stop and admire, or even see most of it. Still it's an evocative entrance to the city. All the stalls outside the Pile gate sell tours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is the main gate out of the city at the north end, and it's not only beautiful but a lesson in defensive architecture. There is a drawbridge, and a square with steps, and an ancient fountain. You can also access the city walls from here which are worth a visit.

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This gate is typically very crowded, at least from 1000 to 1800 each day. It is a "bottleneck" for tourists and locals alike coming from or going to the Old Town. It is however handicap accessible.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

this is where it all starts, I guess. The entrance to the old town, the ancient walls etc. It is always busy - it is nice in the evening as well as the walls are floodlit.

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