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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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Unbelieveable Roman city gateway in Northern Europe.

This needs to be seen to be believed!! Anoyone who loves Roman history will love visited Trier - not many places like it in Northern Europe.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This needs to be seen to be believed!! Anoyone who loves Roman history will love visited Trier - not many places like it in Northern Europe.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is an impressive ruin. I would not dedicate much time here though. If you are visiting the Cathedral, certainly walk by.

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Handforth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

An interesting historic place to visit which is a good place to get a quick feel for the history of Trier. It was built by the Romans and then modified several times through the middle ages. Don't miss the audio visual presentation in the base of one of the towers. It's probably only a 30-45 minute visit, but it's only... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great view of the city. The history of this gate is really worth the admission, we really enjoyed sites. Lots of good places for selfies!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Great bit of architecture to see on your visit in Trier, there wasn't much information to read in English but ticket to top is only a few Euros and worth seeing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

It's beautiful to look at and take photos but other than that it's just a big black stone thing people gather in front of. If you want some good pictures of it go in the morning before 10. You will really see it for all of its history and beauty.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Worth the climb, great view from the top. Buy an antiquities card from Tourist Information and save some money.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Porta Nigra in Trier Lets Your Imagination Run Wild: You could imagine a Roman legionary in the army crossing under the Porta Nigra in the city of Trier when the Porta Nigra was opened in 200AD. He might be hoping that he and his fellow soldiers were finally safe here so far from home in Rome hundreds of miles... More 

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Bad Soden am Taunus, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The ruins of Porta Nigra, or Black Gate, stand at the entrance to the old city, or Alstadt. The Gate is an imposing structure, and is visible blocks away, even with intervening trees and buildings. The entrance fee of 3 Euros is well worth the cost to see the inside of the fortress, to see how it was made, fitting... More 

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Empoli, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

nothing special but from this Gate to the city center there's a really nice street! however it's a must in Trier and beside the Gate there's also the information center!!!

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