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Address: Ulica Vrata od Pila, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Magnificent entrance

This is the western entrance to the walled city. Outside the gate is the main city tourist information centre, bus stops, taxi rank, tour guide stands and public toilets (small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is the western entrance to the walled city. Outside the gate is the main city tourist information centre, bus stops, taxi rank, tour guide stands and public toilets (small charge). Inside the gate is one end of the main street - the impressive marbled Stradum. It is worth noting that you do need sensible shoes or trainers to walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is the main gateway into Dubrovnik's walled city and hard to miss if you're arriving by coach or car. It takes you straight onto the main thoroughfare (Stradun) and the entrance to the walls is on your left-hand side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This gate with drawbridge served the city well as the main entry, perfectly scaled to the size of the city, leading directly to the city square at the north end of the polished marble Stradun. The square has an ancient fountain and one of the sets of stairs to travel to the top of the City Wall. Outside the Pile... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A wonderful way to experience the atmosphere of the Old Town for the first time. Walking down and seeing the Stradun (main street) for the first time was a moment to savour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is the entrance to the Old Town. Some excavation work is going on at the moment, worth watching as when we visited they found some old pottery in the soil. There are some steps down into the Old Town , I would take care if wet as it could be very slippery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Pile gate tends to be very crowded by coaches, and tourist buses, but there are many friendly people offering excursions, and there is info center here. So, before entering the old city, this is where you can get all the tips and info you need.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Like the other gates to the old city this has a (now unused) drawbridge and a bridge - originally for the protection of the city. Although not overly fascinating in itself its part in the whole old town experience is great. We entered through this gate one day and the other - to the North on another day and found... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The Pile Gate is exactly what it says - a gateway through Dubrovnik's formidable walls. It's usually crammed with tourists! Enter through the gate and walk along the Stradun (main street) to enjoy the sights of Dubrovnik's old city. The gate is not a major attraction in itself, but is part of the whole impression of the old town.

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Mandurah, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I had been to Dubrovnik in 1990 and was happy to re aquaint myself with the delights of this city. Sure it's really busy but that is part of the fun. Small roads and uphill and downhill makes for an entertaining day. Really enjoyed the hustle and bustle and the sellers. The most memorable was the guy dressed as a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The entrance to the walled city of Dubrovnik. St. Blaise overlooks the gate and is the protector of the city.

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