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Black Gate (Porta Nigra)

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Address: Porta-Nigra-Platz, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 0651-97-80-80
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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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Well worth visiting. This is a wonderful piece of architecture opening onto the lovely city of Trier.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Well worth visiting. This is a wonderful piece of architecture opening onto the lovely city of Trier.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great place or a quick visit... be prepared for stairs though. Nice views from the top... and a model of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It's amazing how well preserved the Porta Nigra is and to think about how it was the gate to the city in Roman times. The overall size is just iverwhelming. If you love roman history this is a place to go.

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Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It was not open when we visited but it looked like it could be very interesting. There was an entrance fee, but not sure how much this was.

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Keokuk, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Visited the gate, lovely to look at and incredible to think how old it is and what wonderful condition it is in. The views on both side were lessened because of a music stage on one side and a tent on the other. The city should think before they do this on BOTH sides. That is why it was rated... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It is the oldest defensive structure tremendous in size. Around 120 feet long by over 25 feet high. Great views from the top, but a long steep walk (so be prepared) Go early in the day to avoid the groups of students making selfies. Their is a cost, but well worth visiting.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Trier is all about history and this site is as historical as it gets. First a Roman gate to what became Germany's oldest city. Then religious additions draped on top. A walk through the church additions is well worth the cost. Wonderful construction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

worth passing by to see it but other than that it is not worth taking any time to go up. Take a picture or two

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Dating from Roman times it makes a magnificent sight well worth a look made of very large stone blocks this large black stone structure makes an imposing presence and when you think how long it has survived is says a lot for its builders.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Walking inside the Porta is a great pleasure itself. Napoleon ordered to remove almost all supplement made by monks in the Middle Ages but lots of sacral stone carvings left on the walls. And remember also that Porta is only possibility in the town to have a look from above. Consider to buy Antiquity Card in touristic office next door... More 

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Address: Address: Porta-Nigra-Platz, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 0651-97-80-80
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Rhineland-Palatinate  >  Trier

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