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Lion Gate

Mycenae, Greece
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Mycenae
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Renkum, the Netherlands
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144 reviews 144 reviews
41 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This entrance to the Mycenae archeological site is very impressive. It is a pity that the lions heads are absent, but nevertheless it is a special moment when you pass this portal.

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Melbourne
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153 reviews 153 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Most visitors may struggle up the pathway nowadays, but the Myceneans built a marvel 3400 years ago that must have employed great engineering and building skills

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Athens, Greece
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114 reviews 114 reviews
61 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A Cyclopean construction that makes you wonder how did they manage it back in the days!! The main entrance to the citadel, where the remains of the acropolis stand.

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Timisoara, Romania
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29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was the main entrance to Mycenae over 3000 years ago. It's amazing it's still standing. The 2 lions sculpture is also very beautiful. Just imagine how much ancient Greeks had to work for this gate. Today, just look at it as a gate to ancient times!

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Utah
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

You are allowed to walk all throughout the excavated site and get a feel for what it must have been like for the inhabitants thousands of years ago. Of course it takes some imagination, but the site serves as great inspiration.

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Austin, Texas
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271 reviews 271 reviews
52 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The gate is fascinating for its age, its technology, and the fact that it is still standing and as beautiful as ever. Truly a marvel for its age and you have to see it in situ to truly appreciate the scale. Well worth the visit.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This gate it is amazing it is still standing,it is good site to walk around with but for me the gate is the highlight

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Tucson, Arizona
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328 attraction reviews
374 helpful votes 374 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Well the poor lions have lost their heads but it is definitely the symbol of Mycenae and the proof of their once very powerful civilization. I was 10 the first time I visited and this is the only thing I could remember. Now they also offer a good museum with all the explanation of the legend on top of many... More

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Houston
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This gate is part of your Mycenae ancient civilization site. You will reach it fairly quickly. Quite the amazing place. Read my ancient Mycenae comments as well.

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Bath
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Just the thought that this was built at least 3500 years ago is something out of this world. It is a magnificent site and definitely worth multiple visits.

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