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Temple of Hadrian

Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey
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Ranked #13 of 41 Attractions in Selcuk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We visited the Temple of Hadrian as part of our cruise ship's tour to Ephesus. This building is in beautiful condition, sympathetically restored and decorated with ornate carvings, reliefs and mosaics. We were told it was constructed in the second centuary AD, to honor the Emperior Hadrian

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I was amazed to see a fantastic and beautifully carved gate named in honour of Hadrian, as I live near Hadrians wall. Makes you realise the extent of the Roman empire and the sheer magnitude of it.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Amazing to think about how things use to be, but you really need a lot of imagination to picture it based on what is left here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

As you walk along Curetes Street make sure you take the time to stop and admire The Temple of Hadrian. The beautiful arch at the front of the facade is supported by decorative Corinthian columns. There are intricate decorative reliefs depicting Medusa, prominently displayed to keep evil spirits away, and other mythological scenes line the interior of the monument. We... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Temple of Hadrian was great break from the mostly poor/partial reconstruction of many Ephesus points of interest. The Temple of Hadrian appears to be an accurate representation of what the front of the temple would have looked like when in use. The carvings are beautiful and I recommend taking extra time here to look at the detail. Make sure... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The Temple was under repair and you weren't able to see much of it for the tarps and workers. The guides to tell of the history somewhat but was bummed that I couldn't see more of it.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

but not yet. In June 2014 it was all scaffolding and no-one allowed in. Under construction. But it's gonna be good!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Beautiful arch and interesting reliefs of Medusa are the main attraction of this temple. We were told the belief was that with the head of Medusa on the porch it would protect the city from its enemies.

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Landskrona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Another of all those remains in Ehpesos that makes you awe in wonder. It is not a large building, like some other, but still fantastic that it is still there. In moy opinion it is worth a stop and a photo on your way to the more magnificent buildings of Ephesos - in any other city it would be an... More

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Geel, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have seen it 25 years ago: so beautifull. But today it's being repared, difficult to see under all scaffolding. A pity, but future visitors will enjoy it uch more.

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