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Secrets of the Porta Nigra

Address: Porta-Nigra-Platz, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #6 of 147 Attractions in Trier
Type: Performances, Cultural
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Bali, Indonesia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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104 reviews 104 reviews
48 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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129 reviews 129 reviews
111 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Bolton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The Porta Nigra ( Black Gate ) has four levels to go up, all done by stairs. So if you're not to good walking, then its not recommended, but if you can get to the top, then you'll get a great view of Trier. I had beautiful views of Porta Nigra from the hotel Mecure where I stayed. Well woth... More

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