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The Pile Gate is the main entrance to Dubrovnik Old Town. The name of the gate was due to the fact that it is located on the side of the Pile suburb.
Previously, the gate was surrounded by a moat, through which a drawbridge, built in 1537, was laid. Currently, there is a beautiful garden on the site of the moat, and the bridge has been turned into a pedestrian alley.
The Pile Gate is a large defensive structure. Above the arch, in a niche, there is a statue of St. Blah, who holds a model of the fortress in his hands. Saint Vlaha is very revered, and is the patron saint of Dubrovnik, since in 972, he warned the inhabitants of the city about the invasion of the Venetians, which helped to repel their attack. The sculpture was made by Ivan Mestrovic.
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Topic: Pile Gate in Croatia, Dubrovnik resort.