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Address: Ulica Vrata od Pila, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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The city’s main gates (an outer Renaissance and inner Gothic gate)

The Pile Gate - taking its name from the Greek word ‘pyle’ (gate) – is the western entrance to the walled city. There, actually, are 2 gates: a Renaissance outer gate and Gothic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ViajedeOcio
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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our visit with the people and places of Croatia were rich with detail and alive with history. What a delight to visit and understand defensive strategies used to protect towns that still exist. Pile Gate is mighty old - about 1537 and seeing how it fits into the landscape as well as the role it played was a link to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The great entrance to the main part of city of Dubrovnik :) you feel like entering to the world of Game of Thrones! Everything is so pretty.

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pile Gate - taking its name from the Greek word ‘pyle’ (gate) – is the western entrance to the walled city. There, actually, are 2 gates: a Renaissance outer gate and Gothic inner gate. Although I think the Ploče gate is the more interesting gate, the Pile Gate is the Grand Entrance to the city that you should not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the day we visited I wish someone did raise the bridge as the placed was packed ! Could imagine having to cross the moat in days of old but nowadays it is the drop off point of every bus, taxi or car and the crowd surges thru this Northern Gate into the Old Town proper ! Was a real... More 

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Lviv, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's the main entrance to the old city. There are at least 2 other gates to come into the city, ad beautiful or as normal as the pile gate. So nothing special..

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Plainview, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

by night you have great view of the bay and it is one of the entrances to the old city. great place for pictures

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Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The Pile Gate ( pronounced peelay ) is the main entrance to the Old Town of Dubrovnik. If you arrive bu bus or taxi, you will find yourself outside Pile Gate as almost no traffic is allowed in. This means you will need to carry or roll your own luggage if you are staying inside the Old Town ( highly... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

As you walk in to pile gate , you can feel the excitement of entering the old city. If you are on a tour, they will tell you the history from this fantastic city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We visited in December and had the great opportunity to take stunning shots of the Pile Gate without any photo bombers. ;) The Pile gate was beautifully decorated with small christmas lights and olive branches. I did see that they are doing some restorations close to the Pile gate which I hoped explained why there was such a horrific smell... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

One of gavnih entrance to the city, very well-preserved gate and bridge as well as the mechanism of lowering and raising the bridge.

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