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

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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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
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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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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