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Black Gate (Porta Nigra)

Porta-Nigra-Platz, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #3 of 150 Attractions in Trier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Berlin, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We were visiting Trier with my Friends. We found, that this town is kind of history event itself. So we went to see all interesting monuments there. Porta Negra, Black Gate dating from ages about X century is black, because of time impact on it.It was serving community as church, now is serving town, showing to countless tourists real treasures... More

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Den Haag, Niederlande
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29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Located at the edge of Trier's city center, the Black Gate has a lot of history. First built as a Roman city gate it survived the medieval times after being incorporated into a church. The latter's remain you can still see from inside. The place offers a great view on Trier and also has some explanations inside about the Roman... More

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Went to see the start of the WRC Rally, great atmosphere! It is an impressive building with lots of History.

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Israel
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93 reviews 93 reviews
47 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

In the midst of the downtown area, you will find a huge structure with a lot of history. Porta Nigra is a very interesting place to visit and tour. Worth the visit.

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Standish, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

nothing at all to dislike.its an absolute treasure to have in Trier centre.would return again and again

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Magnificent entrance to the town. You feel the history when you touch the stones and it breathes history. Pity I did not have time to go inside.

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Salalah, Oman
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123 reviews 123 reviews
50 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is where you should start your walk into town, the tourist office is right next door. From there on wards, it is walk in history and beautiful old buildings

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This structure is quite impressive, and coming to Trier to see the Roman ruins is a must if you are traveling through western Germany.

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Reston, Virginia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

History buffs may like visiting this ruin. It is large and it is black and it is old. Other European towns boast bigger, better and more intact antiquities, but for those who enjoy this sort of thing, by all means, take a look at the Porta Nigra. (Also, the Tourist Information office is next door.)

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Dyersburg, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It was touching a piece of history and I liked that. Can be busy and crowded so time your visit later afternoon when it was quieter.

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