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The Pile gate
The Pile gate  
 

Description:
The Pile gate is one of the two city gates facing to Lapad area of the city. To be precise it's the outer gate from where the ancient drawbridge was raised every day at nightfall to protect the buildings within the town walls. All around it, there was a large moat.
The drawbrige - today, is a walkway, and the door is no longer closed anymore - so one can enjoy the nightlife.
Take a look at the door before paassing through: you'll see a niche with a statue of Saint Blaise, the patron saint of the town

Directions:
at the beginning of the Stradun, coming down from the Lapad area

 
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The Sponza Palace
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The Sponza Palace  
 

Description:
The most attractive building in Dubrovnik with graceful arcades, intricate tracery on tall gothic windows on the floor above and square windows on the top storey. This was the Replublic's custom house and later served as the mint.Sponza Palace now houses precious collections of historical documents of Dubrovnik.

Directions:
at the far end f the Stradun - if coming in from the Pile gate

 
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Chatedral
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Chatedral  
 

Description:
Chatedral (7th, 12th & 18th century)
The present Dubrovnik cathedral was built according to plans by Italian architect Buffalini from Urbino, and was completed in 1713. It was erected on the ruins of the romanesgue cathedral heavily damaged by the great earthquake. The cathedral was reconstructed in 1986, but in 1981, before reconstruction began, archeologists made a sensational discovery which showed that in the lower strata of the building there were the remains of another, even more ancient and previously unknown cathedral dating from the seventh century.
 
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The Bell Tower
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The Bell Tower 
 

Description:
This is the clock tower seeing from the other side, while walking on the wall.
The clock tower is situated at the end of the Placa.
First built in 1444, restored many times most recently in 1929. It is 31 m high.
The local masters Grubacevic, Uti?enovia and Radoncia built the bell tower. It was well damaged in earthquake and rebuilt in 1929 after the original drawings.
If you look closely on my photo on the left, you can see 'the green men' - ZELENCI, hitting the bell...
 
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Big Onofrio Fountain
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Big Onofrio Fountain  
 

Description:
The photo shows BIG Onofrio Fountain.
Built by Onofrio della Cava in 1438. Later, it was damaged by the earthquake.
You can have some drinks here. Where's your empty water bottle ?
There is of course SMALL Onofrio Fountain but I didn't capture it in my camera.
It is situated in Luza Square, where you could also see the bell tower. Close to Orlando's Column.
Big Onofrio's Fountain is one of Dubrovnik famous landmark. It was built in 1438 (long before London !) as part of a water supply system from a well 12 km away.
Originnaly the fountain was adorned with sculpture but it was heavily damaged in 1667 earthquake.
Only 16 carved masks remain with water jets gushing from their mouths into a drainage pool.

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