Southern Dalmatia Sights

Vrata od Pila (Pile Gate)

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Published 01/14/2016

Fodor's Review

Built in 1537 and combining a Renaissance arch with a wooden drawbridge on chains, this has always been the main entrance to the city walls. A niche above the portal contains a statue of Sveti Vlaho (St. Blaise), the city's patron saint, holding a replica of Dubrovnik in his left hand. From May to October, guards in deep-red period-costume uniforms stand vigilant by the gate through daylight hours, just as they would have done when the city was a republic.

Sight Information

Address:

Pile, Dubrovnik, Dubrovačko-Neretvanska, 20000, Croatia

Published 01/14/2016

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