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Temple of Hadrian

Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey
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Ranked #8 of 40 attractions in Selcuk
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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Geel, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Bowie, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

From what I can tell, this appears very impressive. However, please note that in March 2014, they were engaged in reconstruction. I'm not sure how long it will last, but it does detract slightly. Regardless, I would still pay a visit to Ephesus, which is where the Temple of Hadrian is located.

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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

The Temple of Hadrian built in 138 AD consists of a very big porch (pronaos) and the main chamber. On the façade arch the relief of Goddess Tyche (Luck, Fortune) is dominant and on the second arch a relief depicting probably Medusa surrounded by flowers and acanthus leaves. The lintel over the doors is fully decorated with scenes from the... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This temple is one of many within the ancient city of Ephesus. It is definitely worth a close inspection during your tour of the larger city. Although a reconstruction of pieces that had completely fallen - archeologists have done a good job giving us a sense of the scale of some of these buildings.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Really a monument, rather than a place of worship, it comprises a porch giving access to a hall in which stood a large statue of Hadrian, but the original dedication was to Artemis and the city of Ephesus as well as to the Emperor. Lesser statues of 4 of his imperial colleagues used to stand on bases around the porch.... More

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

It is a wonder at how well preserved some of these ruins are in Ephesus. A guide will be able to explain much about the carvings on the Temple. A very interesting and beautiful sight to see.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Ephesus is the most amazing ruin ever, it tops all that I have seen. The Temple of Hadrian is amazing and is on the path down towards the Celsus Library. This place must have been really something in its day!! Hard to believe Ephesus was once a seaside city! More amazing buildings to come!

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Byron Bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We came to Ephesis on a Celebrity Cruise stop over. Unfortunately, on the morning of the stop over, before disembarking I ate some frozen strawberries that made me very sick. We were on a tour that covered the virgin Mary’s house on the hill, and the ruined city of Ephesus, where the Temple of Hadrian is situated. Despite being sick... More

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This will be on your right hand side going down hill towards the library on your tour of Ephesus. Its is the first building that gives you a sentiment on how old and well preserve the site of Ephesus is after all those years and in comparison to other historical sites in the world today. Definitely a beautiful structure that... More

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Gearhart, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Bringing this back out of the earth shows the passerby how important this pace is. That being said it is surrounded by many impressive monuments and building so it is basically a photo op.

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