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Address: Ulica Vrata od Pila, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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The gate is part of the wall or course. It is quite impressive. You better get there at sunrise if you want a photo with no one else in it. If your late, forget it. It turns into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The gate is part of the wall or course. It is quite impressive. You better get there at sunrise if you want a photo with no one else in it. If your late, forget it. It turns into Time Square. There is a cute little blonde girl there in the summer selling fans. It is nice to stop and talk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great way to enter but if you're walking the walls, I'd suggest starting at the eastern gate where there are way less people. You really have to see both gates anyways but check out the reviews for both to help you make your decision.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Pile port is the entrance of the old town Dubrovnik. Feels like you enter into a kingdom. Couple of street musicians entertain you when you go down the steps.

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Fortified entrance, great place for photos, that is ,if you don't get knocked rotten trying to take them, Sadly Dubrovnik is becoming a victim of its own success, Zillions of people all flocking to see its sights, and with the pile gate becoming the main meeting spot for tourist groups to meet, awaiting buses ,I feel its taking away a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

. . .since I moved away from a football ground. And that's what its like.. seething crowds in and around the entrance to the old city .. its enough to make you want to go home!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Every morning, we ate breakfast at an outdoor restaurant just before the Pile Gate. Beautiful scenery, and you could watch kayakers taking off from the shore just below the restaurant terrace. The gate itself is a reminder of how old this city is and how long people have been living in this city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is the entrance to the fortified city. Unless one is armed with a guidebook it is easy to miss the small statue of St. Blaise, protector of the city, holding Dubrovnik.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If you are going on a tour, you'll meet here, if you are going into the Old Town (a beautiful must see area), The Pile Gate is your entranceway to get here. One walks through very thick stone walls down a ramp to enter the Main Street of Old Town. While there isn't that much to see, the memory of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The gate is a taste of the wonderful old town that awaited you. It is busy in this area especially when the neighbouring restaurant has on its popular resident band playing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Pile (Pee-lay) Gate is the main meeting place near Old Town. Most tours meet near here, but it won't be the highlight of your trip. It's the main access through the city walls into Old Town.

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Address: Ulica Vrata od Pila, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Dubrovnik-Neretva County  >  Dubrovnik

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