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Pile Gate

at the beginning of the Placa Thoroughfare (Stradun), Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Ranked #18 of 60 Attractions in Dubrovnik
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

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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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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chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

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

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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