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Lion Gate

Address: Mycenae, Greece
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Mycenae
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Kiruna, Sweden
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

You can't miss this gate when entering in to the sight of Ancient Mycenae. It truly shows that one is going into the historic sight and judging from all the people taken photographs at the entrance, it is something special. :)

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Renkum, the Netherlands
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146 reviews 146 reviews
41 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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208 reviews 208 reviews
119 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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139 reviews 139 reviews
76 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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36 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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286 reviews 286 reviews
56 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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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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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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25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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