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Address: Mycenae, Greece

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Lion gate is one of the best interesting place in Mycenae cultural heritage site. It's architectural design and idea is impressive.It's must see place for Greece trip.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Lion gate is one of the best interesting place in Mycenae cultural heritage site. It's architectural design and idea is impressive.It's must see place for Greece trip.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is the entrance to an ancient city and the carved lions above the gate are impressive but there really isn't a lot more here except a circular cemetery and the normal Greek ruins - given our time over again, we are not certain we would have gone

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

These gates once guardded the powerful Mycenae and they are massive. Even what remains is impressive. They give an idea of the power and majesty of this agropolis. The stones used to construct this are massive. This would have been a formidable fortification in 1300 BC

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Pineville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

These gates are beautiful because they are so old. They are made of bronze and have held up beautifully from ancient times.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The Lions Gate leads to the burial site and the hill where the ancient palace was situated. The heads of the lions are missing as they were most probably made from gold and removed at a later time. The gate itself was wooden and was also removed from the site.

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Kiruna, Sweden
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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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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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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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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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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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