Cross the stone bridge to Pile Gate, a grand entrance on the western wall of the city's Old Town. Below the bridge, notice the green space that once served as the city trench. Renaissance arches outflank the outer and inner gates. See the two statues of St. Blaise, the city's patron saint. The interior statue is the work of the well-known 20th-century Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. Next to it, look for the old door, dating back to 1460. During the republican era, the city pulled up the drawbridge each night. Now, the gates of Dubrovnik are always open to visitors. Put Pile Gate at the forefront of your travel plans using our Dubrovnik trip maker tool.
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Pile Gate reviews
I can’t stop saying it enough, Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. The food is terrible but that’s what supermarkets are for. more »
Absolutely stunning entrance to the old town - you cross over a grand bridge and through the large doors into the town. It is just a gate into the town so totally free, and definitely worth visiting..... more »
Gorgeous entrance to the city, but be prepared for the traffic jam if you’re visiting in summer. The number of people trying to walk in and out is staggering, especially with the tour groups often stopping and blocking the way. You must be patient while making your way through the crowd
One of the entrances to the old town. Despite the large number of tourists, the historic center is spectacular. The walls are well preserved and the views are impeccable.
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