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Secrets of the Porta Nigra

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Address: Porta-Nigra-Platz, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Unique Old Black Gate

When I arrived here, I was amazed how unique this black gate for me. I could imagine how beautiful it was and still we could see its remains beautiful until now.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2014
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Dhahran
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Sadly, one admittedly historic Roman gate, and one Cathedral do not justify a visit yet another rather bleak, austere and excessively cobbled inner city.

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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

When I arrived here, I was amazed how unique this black gate for me. I could imagine how beautiful it was and still we could see its remains beautiful until now.

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Villers-la-Ville, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Visited the ruin of the above. Nothing special though of course there is historic interest. It is accessible from one end of one of the main shopping thoroughfares.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I know I may be being a bit picky but I thought this attraction would be a bit more larger for one of the first roman structures ever built. It was pretty neat to see how dated the architecture was but it was not something I must have done while in Germany. The town leading up to the porta negro... More 

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Lochristi, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This old enterance to the city allows you to go back in time. There is a small fee to pay but definitely worth while.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I have no dislikes. I love Europe and if anyone out there knows a way for me to move back and make a living please contact me.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

I had look at the Black Gate a few years ago it was very interesting the first Roman building I had seen. I was in Trier last week but I just looked at it and took some photos.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

21+ years ago, my husband and I came here when we were dating through the first years. This is a very special place. We were away for 17 years and being back brought lots of good memories. Our boys enjoyed it and glad they still take care of the Porta Nigra. My husband who knows its history shared them to... More 

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Herentals, Antwerpen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

In Secrets of the Porta Nigra visitors tour the interior of the city gate accompanied by an actor portraying a Roman centurion, an architect and a priest. The costumed guide did a wonderful job in bringing the characters to life and provided historical background without overload. He constantly interacted with the audience and his wits were clearly well received by... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Settlements in the Trier valley can be archaeologically documented back to the Stone Age - 7,000 years ago! The Porta Nigra was one of the original Roman gates to this "oldest city in Europe". Dating back to 17BC !! 2,031 years old.

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