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Address: Porta-Nigra-Platz, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Description: This huge stone gate has stood as a symbol of the city since the second...
This huge stone gate has stood as a symbol of the city since the second century.
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The north gate to the Roman Empire

Very cool gate and an awesome place to stand and soak in the history. Such a very historic site and a must visit while in trier, just a couple euro and a short visit on your part... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Very cool gate and an awesome place to stand and soak in the history. Such a very historic site and a must visit while in trier, just a couple euro and a short visit on your part. Be in and out in less than an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This fine old building ,which was the entrance to Trier during the Roman period. It is very large and black stoned and one can marvel at the building itself and the public can walk up the stairways to view from the top. It is situated near to the Information Bureau so one can get a lot of history from it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Whenever buildings collapse through natural disasters turn to the Romans who built for eternity. This part of the original city wall was saved from destruction by quarrying because two churches were constructed inside. It still stands as formidable as once built without using mortar. The Roman bridge is also a testimony to their building skills. Today I saw the damage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

What's interesting is that the stone blocks used for the construction of this gate were connected by iron rods without any cement in between. This amazing construction is a UNESCO World Heritage site!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Porta Nigra is an impressive looking Roman city gate in an interesting and impressive city. Well worth admiring from outside and walking through and around. It's also worth taking a tour of the city on the little train which departs nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Porta Nigra (Latin for black gate) is a large Roman city gate in Trier, Germany. It is today the largest Roman city gate north of the Alps. It is part of the Trier UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name Porta Nigra originated in the Middle Ages due to the darkened colour of its stone. There used to be a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We saw pictures of this in a guide book and decided to stop. Strolled through the center of town to get there and was disappointed. When your looking at the gate and think of what it took to build it all those centuries ago it amazing. One of the best preserved ruins I've seen out side of Rome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is the best preserved of all the Roman city gates. It also is the beginning of the pedestrian zone in Trier. It is 98 feet in height. The gate was built around 180 AD. You can walk up to the different levels but it costs about three euros.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

this is a good interesting part of the city - it was pouring with rain when we were here so that spoiled it a little ! The information desk is very useful

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It was an okay site. Nothing to astounding about it. The architecture is beautiful, just nothing to amazing about it.

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