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Black Gate (Porta Nigra)

Porta-Nigra-Platz, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #4 of 150 Attractions in Trier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Ancient Ruins
Traveler Description:  La Porta Nigra well known as the "black gate" was given the name do to the fact that it was made of grey sandstone, giving it a dark texture. The... more »
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Trier, Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Trier is rich in history and the porta negra is instrumental in its story. With that said, I would recommend reading about this landmark and taking a nice picture or two amd then move on. It is not worth paying to go inside. There is nothing to see. Hope that helps and you enjoy Trier!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is a magnificent relic of history standing strong as the gate way still to Trier. Not all it's repairs have been done well enough though.

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India
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is such an old site, its nice to go under the gate and check the images and carvings. Nothing much to see as such but the fact that it's from around the roman times the history behind the gate is impressive.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is really not that interesting, all the guide books say go here but it is an ugly looking thing thats only interest seems to be that it is 1800 years old.

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New York City, New York
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23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Good spot for a picture. We didn't go inside nor did we choose to really do much else besides look and take a photo to say we were here.

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New York
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

You must buy a ticket and go up and walk the stairs and floors. It is really amazing that it was build way back when. From down, it doesn't looks as imposing. When you get up, there is a huge spaces up there.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

What history,a must see and in very center of Trier,Germany. The President of Germany gave a talk free the gate during our stay.

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Westende, België
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Several years ago, i've been visiting Trier. Its a nice city, and the porta Nigra is something that is left from the Roman occupation . But the porta Nigra isn't everything in Trier! There's a whole lot more to visit there ! The small marketplace is very nice with the fountain in the midlle, and when you go to the... More

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went to Trier with very little exploration of what can be seen (due to busy work and family schedule) so didn't know what to expect and what we will see in Trier. Looking for a tourist office, we realised that something beautiful is in front of us, and that we are not somewhere in Rome but in Germany, Trier.... More

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Berlin, Germany
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were visiting Trier with my Friends. We found, that this town is kind of history event itself. So we went to see all interesting monuments there. Porta Negra, Black Gate dating from ages about X century is black, because of time impact on it.It was serving community as church, now is serving town, showing to countless tourists real treasures... More

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