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Pile Gate

at the beginning of the Placa Thoroughfare (Stradun), Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Ranked #18 of 62 Attractions in Dubrovnik
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

In a city that is as crowded as this you need a meeting place. This is it! You can enjoy a drink or snack as you wait and look at the waterfront etc. Delightful!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

If you need a place to meet in Dubrovnik, tell them the Pile Gate. Everyone knows where this is at the entrance to Old Town. For disabled visitors there is even a ramp leading down to Stradun so you don't need to fret about the stairs.

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Salt Point, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a crowded area. Loads of buses, people, restaurants. There is a lot going on in this small area. We grabbed a piece of tasty pizza just outside of the gate.

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SCOTLAND
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

As an entrance it was always very busy and quite short of seating facilities as after a walk in the heat a seat would have been appreciated

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Saint Athan, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The Pile Gate is the very impressive entrance to Dubrovnik old town. Tour guides just inside the Gate give you directions where to go and what to see and will guide you around if you like. Dubrovnik old town is well worth a visit as it is beautiful and if you are fit enough walk the walls (the views are... More

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Hay on Wye
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Impossible to enjoy as masses a of tourists surround the place... cruise ships drop off and pick clients up right outside the gate... the throng of people makes it a place to miss unless you are an early bird person..

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Barrowford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There are only two entrances into the old town, this is by far the most impressive. It can get very busy here day or night. Once you walk through be prepared for a magnificent view of the old town looking down the main thoroughfare, Placa. Watch out for the restaurants around this area, had a bad experience!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

So gets busy , tickets for wall available on left just as you've come through the gate. Pile Gate is a great taster of what's to come when visiting The Walls. Go completely round the walls and you'll end up back here. Follow the directional arrows round, it's one way only.

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