Ploče Gate

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The Ploče Gate is the eastern entrance to Dubrovnik's old town, and is located in the Ploče part, after which it got its name. The Ploč Gate was built on the same principle as the Pile Gate, i.e. with outer and inner gates, with a stone bridge over the moat and a wooden drawbridge. The outer gate was built in 1450 by Simon della Cava, and the single-arched bridge was built a year earlier, modeled on the old bridge in front of the Pile Gate. The inner door was built in the Romanesque style, as was the figure of St. Vlaho over them. During the Austrian occupation in the 19th century, another, much wider, door was broken into the inner door.

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Only through this gate can certain grocery vehicles enter the old town.


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