Pile Gate – Dubrovnik

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Pile GateThe main entrance to Old Town, busy Pile Gate (the name derived from Greek word pylaj  meaning gate) in the old time (built in 15th century) used to have a wooden drawbridge which used to be  pulled up at night to prevent unwelcome guests entering the medieval, walled city.

The drawbridge was replaced by stoned one long time ago so nowadays, the beautiful stone bridge (see above photo) leads across the small green passage (ex moat) thought the Gate to the Old town and down the steps to Stradun, the main promenade.

Right above the entrance, the Gate is embellished with statue of Sveti Vlaho, the patron saint of Dubrovnik.

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Location Map of Pile Gate, Dubrovnik:

Map of Pile Gate, Dubrovnik

Address:

Pile Gate, Vrata od Pila, 20000 Dubrovnik
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