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Pile Gate (Vrata od Pila) (Dubrovnik)

 Pile Gate (Vrata od Pila) (Dubrovnik)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description of the Pile Gate

Pile Gate (Vrata od Pila) (Dubrovnik)

C is located at the Western entrance to the old part of medieval Dubrovnik. Most tourists enter the Old City through these fortified city gates. The name Pile has Greek origin and can be translated as the "door". Symbolic keys to Dubrovnik Pile Gate are preserved in the Rector's Palace or Prince's Palace in Dubrovnik. Pile Gate was part of much larger fortress that was erected on this site in 972. It was increased and subsequently increased in size and complexity. In 1460 an Inner Pile Gate was erected in Gothic architectural style. These part of the entrance is still preserved. A stone bridge was constructed in 1471 by city civil engineer Pascoe Milicevic who designed many buildings around historical Old Dubrovnik. Bridge has three arches and benches along its length. A Renaissance Outer Entrance Gate was constructed in 1573 replacing medieval Pile Gate. Residents later added a statue of Saint Blaise of Sebaste in a niche of the city gate. Fortress was demolished in 1818 to make way for newer structures of a growing city. However Pile Gate remained in place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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