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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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Cranston, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

The Pile Gate is the primary entryway into the walled confines of Dubrovnik's Old Town. A statue of St Blaise, the city's patron saint, adorns the archway. The gate opens into the first of several enchanting squares.

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Kendal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We did a trip round the old town the guide & the trip was exceptional Take plenty of water & wear good waking shoes

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Wonderful place to sit and just people watch. We saw several weddings, brides, their attendants and guests all have to walk to the church within the city walls and pass through this gate.

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Greenville, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Dubrovnik is a beautiful city and walking through the Pile Gate is like going back to Ancient times. I can't believe how clean and well cared for the Old Town is. The people were so friendly and beautiful. A must see.

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HK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Did anyone say that this is the place where the Game of Thrones scene, which King Geoffrey was attacked and Sansa nearly raped, was shot? I didn't realize it when I first entered the this gate, because it was too crowded and there was a band playing right at the place where Geoffrey got hit by a pile of mud/dung.... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Too crowdy, because all the cruisers cames in a groups there....after you have done this gate once, you start to use the southern gate.......

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Rhyl, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Stunning architecture. Historical landscape. Amazing place for photos. A must see! Leads straight into the old town for more stunning landscape

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A wonderful display of Venetian style architecture over looked by Saint Blaise holding Dubrovnik in his hand. Best to go before 8:30 am if you would like a photograph without other tourists in the picture.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is the focal point for most people going into the walled Old City. So it's very crowded. Be patient and enjoy the ambience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Pile Gate is the busy main entrance to Dubrovnik's old town. A drawbridge leads you across a dry moat filled with gardens to the outer gate. Above the arch is a statue of St Blaise, patron saint of Dubrovnik. There is often a couple of uniformed guards at the entrance in colourful outfits with beret's. Between the outer and inner... More

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