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Black Gate (Porta Nigra)

Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #3 of 150 attractions in Trier
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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Frankfurt, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

If you love Roman history... this is a place for you. I would recommend taking a city to learn about the history of the Porta Nigra. There isn't much information if you explore on your own. (if you do explore on your own go to the visitor center and buy a pass- it allows you into to other attractions in... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

When you realize how old this piece of architecture is, you cannot help but be amazed. Love that it is the entrance to the old part of town with shopping, restaurants, and a market setting especially on the weekends.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Architecture is amazing and striking. Lots to do and see nearby including shopping and restaurants! must visit!

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Low cost to have access to the inside and the great views from the tower. This is an awesome piece of history so it doesn't need any kind of gimmick for it to be something to see.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Its very interesting architecture and very old. Near this one you will see tourist information so you can buy a map for walking around in trier or souvenir after that you walk more up you will meet a big market. There have many shop for shopping and many restaurant too.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We visited Trier in September and it was great. The Porta Nigra was wonderful. Such a masterpiece of history. This masterpiece has witnessed so much history, you simply have to visit! Gorgeous, Robust & fantastic views!!

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Colleyville, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This site is amazing. I really enjoyed the tour of this amazing structure, and also got to walk around and take many pictures at my own leisure. This is the farthest (West) that the Romans conquered and it's an amazing spectacle to view. I was 18 when I visited (21 now) and enjoyed learning much about the history of the... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This is a must see if you are in Trier due to the fact that it is cheap, quick and has some great views of the city. Only 2€ per person and without a guide it takes about 30 minutes to walk through and provides some great picture spots. It would definitely be better with a guide.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

This is a very interesting place to visit if you are interested in anything to do with the Romans. I had seen the Black Gate from the outside on a prior visit but when I went inside I couldn't believe the size of it.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This is amazing. I mean look at the detail and thing that this was done a very long tome ago. You can also go inside and up which is pretty awesome. I would highly encourage you to read up at least a bit on the history and meaning of the porta nigra so you can really appreciate what it means... More

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