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Address: Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey
Description: This well preserved building is located in the city center on Curettes...
This well preserved building is located in the city center on Curettes Road. The elegant workmanship and carvings on the front walls of the building make it one of the most attractive in the city.
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The first site of Ephesus

This is one of the first sites we saw at Ephesus. Do spend time trying to read the inscriptions on the walls and columns. Also do notice the Medusa head, and ask your guide (if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is one of the first sites we saw at Ephesus. Do spend time trying to read the inscriptions on the walls and columns. Also do notice the Medusa head, and ask your guide (if you have one), about it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Amazing time to see such ruins... You could almost feel how it was back then and seeing part of what's left is truly a dream come true for me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

In my opinion the Temple of Hadrian is the most attractive edifices on the Curetes Street. In front of the facade of the porch, there were four columns with Corinthian capitals supporting a triangular pediment. Above the two columns in the middle, there is an arch which curves down from the pediment, and the bust of Tyche, the goddess of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The Temple of Hadrian is another stop while walking along Curetes Street and is worth your time. The excavations and restorations that went into this temple is amazing... The columns have a beautiful arch sitting atop of it and don't forget to look for Medusa's head which was placed to help ward off those evil spirits. Our tour guide did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The proportions of this temple has the level that deserved the quality and culture of one of the best roman emperors in one of the greatest grecolatin cities

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The stones that remain of this temple - and there are plenty of them - have been cleaned and restored and the quality of the sculpture is fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

you see the temple of Hadrian, while visiting the ruins of the old city of Ephesus. We could not enter inside the temple, but saw it from the out side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

So beautiful and in such good condition after all of this time. The facade has four Corinthian order columns supporting a beautiful arch. In the middle at the top of the arch is a bust of the Goddess of Ephesus city. Behind this facade do look up and you will see a carving of Medussa. which was supposed to ward... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Very beautiful. Be sure and look up or you will miss Medusa. Th condition of the gate is amazing and so are the beautiful carving and mosaics. Another beautiful look into the Roman Empire.

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The restored Temple of Hadrian gave you an idea of how magnificent this must have been. The goddess Medusa is at the top of the arches. The Romans believed that by displaying her image, she would ward off evil.

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