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Address: Ulica Vrata od Pila, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Really you don't have much choice, most people arrive in the old town by the pile gate. It is quite small and in a way quite unremarkable for such a main entrance to a historic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This gate provides a good entrance and introduction as your first close-up view into the old town, but somehow I'd expected more from a design or architectural standpoint.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Really you don't have much choice, most people arrive in the old town by the pile gate. It is quite small and in a way quite unremarkable for such a main entrance to a historic city, but the best part is probably how the scene opens up as you turn the corner through the lower gate.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This western entrance to old town will take you all of 5 minute to see, but it’s nice. The tourist center, buses, taxis, and paid public toilets are just outside the gate. It leads directly to the main street of the old town.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Very interesting part of the city. It is actually one of the two entrances to the old city. The word Pile is a Greek word meaning gate. Therefore pile gate is actually Gate gate.

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trail, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

to a Grand city!! You walk off the bus cross the bridge, past orange trees and you walk through this gate and down the stairs into another world.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We used both gates to go in and out of Dubrovnik and this is definitely a dramatic entrance! My son and husband did the Game of Thrones tour and apparently, some key scenes were filmed at this gate so once they learned about that, they appreciated this entrance even more. You definitely feel like you are going back in time... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This fabulous city gate is actually the entry point to the city. The statue of St Blaise, the city’s patron saint, set in a niche over the Renaissance arch. Outside the gate is the city with bus stops, restaurants, convenience stores etc. The restaurant Dubravaka, which is adjacent to this gate is excellent and a must-see in Dubrovnik.

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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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