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Pile Gate – Dubrovnik

Pile Gate - Dubrovnik

The main entrance to Old Town, busy Pile Gate (the name derived from Greek word pylaj meaning gate) in the old time (built in the 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,

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Dubrovnik Old Town

Dubrovnik Old Town

About Dubrovnik old town Jutting out into the Adriatic Sea with a backdrop of rugged limestone mountains, Dubrovnik Old Town is known as one of the world’s finest and most perfectly preserved medieval cities in the world. For centuries, Dubrovnik rivalled Venice as a trading port, with its huge sturdy stone walls, built between the 11th and 17th centuries, affording

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Sveti Spasitelj Fortress

Sveti Spasitelj Fortress

Sveti Spasitelj Fortress also known as the tower / bastion of Saint Saviour is located on the south east side of the town walls. The tower offers great views over the sea to Lokrum as well as over the Buza beach. Location Map of Sveti Spasitelj Fortress: see location of Sveti Spasitelj tower on larger map + on map of the city walls

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Photos of Dubrovnik Walls

Photos of Dubrovnik Walls

Some Photos of Dubrovnik Walls: Walking along the western side of the walls, over Pile gate with views over Lovrijenac fort and Bokar tower Visiting Minceta fortress at the north west side of town walls At the Sveta Margarita tower on the southern side of the town walls Approach to Sveti Spasitelj fortress on the south east side of Dubrovnik medieval

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Entrance to Dubrovnik Town Walls

Entrance to Dubrovnik Town Walls

The main entrance to Dubrovnik town walls is right outside of Pile Gate. The entrance is locally called ‘glavni ulaz na gradske zidine‘ When you arrive in Pile Gate get down the steps to Stradun (the main town street) and on the left-hand side on the very beginning of Stradun right after the gate you will see the steps up to city walls. The

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Dubrovnik City Walls Map

Dubrovnik City Walls Map

Map of Dubrovnik City Walls: Map of Dubrovnik town walls with indication of town walls, fortresses, towers and town gates: Revelin, Buza gate, Minceta, Pile gate, Bokar, Sveta Margarita, Sveti Stjepan, Sveti Spasitelj, Sveti Ivan and the main entranc

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Banje Beach Photos

Banje Beach Photos

Photo Gallery of Banje Beach, Dubrovnik

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Buža Gate

Buža Gate

Buža gate also known as Vrata od Buže is a northern entrance to the Old Town that leads from Iza Grada street, crossing Peline and down the steps to Prijeko and further the steps to Stradun, the main Old Town’s promenade. This entrance in the town is handy if you park your car in Iza Grada area or if you are

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Revelin Fortress

Revelin Fortress

Revelin Tower (Revelin Fortress) located just outside the town walls as part of the Ploče Gate entrance to the Old town was built in 16th century as protection of the Eastern side of the Town as well as to its harbour (Old Port) . The fortress, that features three entrances and large terrace with views of the old harbour and Lokrum is nowadays used as venue of Dubrovnik Summer

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Ploče Gate

Ploče Gate

The main entrance to Old Town from the Eastern side, Ploče Gate (also known as Vrata od Ploča) were built at the end of 14th century. The gate consist of inner and outer section and incorporates a stone bridge. The bridge used to be just wooden drawbridge which used to be pulled up at night to prevent unwelcome guests entering the town but was later replaced by stoned one

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