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Black Gate (Porta Nigra)

Address: Porta-Nigra-Platz, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #2 of 177 things to do in Trier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This huge stone gate has stood as a symbol of the city since the...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This huge stone gate has stood as a symbol of the city since the second century.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I expected something more. It's just part of the Roman building. Old - fact - but it isn't really attraction for tourist who is not an archeologist :-)

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Baumholder, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

I love the Roman ruins in Trier. The Porte Negra has a great story too. You can go inside it and take a tour and they will tell you the whole story. I just cant imagine living amongst so much history. It is truly beautiful, and the Roman Baths are definitely worth a visit as well.

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Griesheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Porta Nigra is such a beautiful and imposing structure. Climb up to the top for views of the surrounding area. Also, during certain times there are Authentic looking Roman guards to take your picture with. I wish they offered historic tours and reenactments in English. In my opinion, the Porta Nigra a night is the most spectacular, lit up... More 

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Due to a rain the day we visited Trier, we didn't venture far into the city, but were able to stop by Roman Bath and the Black Gate, which was very impressive and we would highly recommend to see the whole complex and the Gate (especially go under it and see the sky from there)

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Trier, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Having grown up in Trier, and as Trier is my home town, this northern gate of Roman times (Trier was re-founded by the Romans and first mentioned in Rome's annals in 16 B.C. and has soon achieved the title of an 'urbs opulentissima' and was the capital of the northern part of the Roman Empire henceforth and the residence of... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We didn't have much time in Trier, thankfully we got to see this gem before we left. Right there off the center of town. UNESCO World history right there in front of you.

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tangerine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

this is in the middle of town its a old gate roman ruin very old mixed in with the new.. right down the road from the carl marx house

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Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The main interest is the fact it is Roman and in imagining it with the occupants of that era roaming around. Very imposing building!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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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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