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Black Gate (Porta Nigra)

Address: Porta-Nigra-Platz, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #3 of 149 Attractions in Trier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This huge stone gate has stood as a symbol of the city since the second century.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This huge stone gate has stood as a symbol of the city since the second century.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

When you visit Trier, the Porta Nigra is hard to miss. One of the coolest aspects of this beautiful city is the well-preserved Roman ruins. The gates are no exception.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It was tourist season and we arrived at ~1300 hours but the queue was manageable. Words don't do this structure justice and I wish I could have seen it in its prime. Menacing, massive, timeless, all words apply. It really is a glimpse into Triers past. Take your time. There are multiple levels so that means stairs but they are... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We went on our way home, just a stop through Trier, as we couldnt just drive by without stopping. I would recommend allowing at least an hour to visit the Black Gate. We literally drove in got out took pictures and left. Would be nice to visit and learn the history of the place, maybe even go inside... we will... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Porta Nigra was built between 180 and 200 AD and it was a gate to the city of Augusta Treverorum which was Trier's name in the Roman Empire. The place is so well preserved that it is difficult to think it has hundreds of years . You can go upstairs. It has a nice museum which is worth visiting.... More 

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ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Ok Place to see, Its more of the history behind this Porta Nigra that is interesting. Its amazing that structures like these made it thru so many wars

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Delaware, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Had a very short amount of time to visit Trier while traveling to Cochem. Since we had so little time, I wanted to hit just a few of the many highlights of Trier, and there are quite a few. We parked close to the Porta Nigra, unfortunately in the one hour parking spots. I prefer one of the many parking... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Seems out of place to have such ruins in the middle of a growing little town but they are nice to have a look at if passing by specially if you like old roman structures. Was lucky enough to have a view of this from my hotel window which proved quite romantic.

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We have visited the "Black Gate" before but it's always worth giving your brain a second opinion, time always seems to change perspectives of places, on this occasion though it did remain the same. It is part of the old Roman city wall and gate that is still standing, I think it's called the black gate now because of the... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We were visiting Trier on a raining day so decided to go for some things out of the weather. Paying to go inside of the Porta Nigra was a good choice for our family of four. We stopped at the tourism office just adjacent to the Porta Nigra and purchased a combination ticket that got us into several attractions in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Was in town on New Year's Day. Could not go into the museum due to everything being closed. Could still obviously walk by the gate. Huge structure which is a close walk to the main town centre.

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