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Address: Ulica Vrata od Pila, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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The main entrance

Most visitors enter Dubrovnik via the Pile Gate. The approach to the gate gives one an idea of the huge walls that surround the city and a foretaste of what is to come.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Main entrance into Dubrovnik Stari Grad is impressive leading up to it and also when passing through to the other side. It's very spacious with steps and ramps leading down into the main street. There are also a couple of nice statues adorning the open area. It can still get crowded in the spacious area if there are a lot... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Most visitors enter Dubrovnik via the Pile Gate. The approach to the gate gives one an idea of the huge walls that surround the city and a foretaste of what is to come.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two ways to go inside the town...and this one leads you to the fortress and is really beautiful from the inside and the outside !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pile Gates are a well-fortified complex with multiple doors, defended by Fort Bokar and the moat that ran around the outside section of the city walls. At the entrance gate to the Old Town, on the western side of the land walls, there is a stone bridge between two Gothic arches, That bridge connects to another bridge, a wooden... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance to Dubrovnik Old Town is a very striking gateway. Once inside you can go up to walk the Walls or wander round the many shops and enjoy lunch in one of the many restaurants

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gate is a location that is popular with tourists as it's a key area in Game of Thrones so understandable why everyone wants to come here. Gets busy when the ships arrive as this is one of the main access points for the tourists and the buses wait outside this gate. Visit here with Ivana from Go2Du - excellent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entrance to the old town, this gate takes us back in time, it looks amazing, feels amazing just walking through down into the Old City. Musicians playing near the entrance add to the experience. It can get very crowded though, specially during the morning hours when all tourists are raring to go. Some episodes of Game of Thrones have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a cool looking gate and main entrance to old town. There's not much more to say about it other than it looks cool. We went through on Halloween night and it had a very cool spooky vibe. (I'll post the picture of that)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our bus from the hotel N0 6 stopped 50 yds. from this gate. It was our first view of the Old Town and its wall. It did not disappoint. It is quite formidable but very narrow for such a grand entrance. This can be a problem with crowds of visitors converging on such a narrow gate way. This is to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being the main entry this gate can get very crowded during peak times, especially with the arrival of tour groups and cruise ships. The entrance through the walls into the Placa is very narrow and subject to entry and exit paths.

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