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Address: Selcuk, Turkey
Description: This monumental gate, a two-storey building with six columns on each...
This monumental gate, a two-storey building with six columns on each floor, was constructed towards the end of the 4th century. Today, the arch and most of the building are missing. It is also known by the name Victory Arch of Hercules.
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Beautiful Statuary

As with others, this was described to me as the boundary between the Upper and Lower cities of Ephesus. Above this point you were expected to dismount your chariot and proceed on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

As with others, this was described to me as the boundary between the Upper and Lower cities of Ephesus. Above this point you were expected to dismount your chariot and proceed on foot. Delightful column-like statues mark the gateway. The Gate forms part of the visit to Ephesus as a whole and so is covered by the general ticket to... More 

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Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Heracles Gate is really great and impressive. When you pass throug it you go back in the times of Heracles.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Our tour guide told us that this gate separated the Roman citizens from the proletariat. It would be manned by soldiers who would only allow Roman citizens into the upper part of the city.

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Saltcoats, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The story our guide told us about the Gate had me hook line and sinker. It might even be true. He told the group two freed slaves paid for the gate after being freed.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This another one of the many structures at the ancient city of Ephesus. Do pay attention to the sculptures and the statues on the arches as you walk through the gate

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Located at the beginning of Curetes Street, the Heracles Gate is a two-storeyed edifice. In the lower floor there is a wide arched passageway, and in the upper floor there are six columns in a row. Be sure you do not hurry past this as you walk down Curetes Street.

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It was a very decent building within Ephesus. It's very surreal to walk where someone like Hadrian was at!

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Ankeny, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The Heracles Gate is located along the street of Curetes and is on your way down to the Celsus Library. Most people and tour groups didn't even bother to stop because they were so focused on getting down to the library (don't make this same mistake!) there is so much to see along the way down, this is definitely a... More 

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Rome, Italy
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186 attraction reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The experts don't agree whether the figure so prominent on the gate is Medusa. As you walk toward the Library of Celsus, be sure to see everything along the way. This is not easy to miss if you're paying attention.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

You will walk right by this gate on your way to the library. Don't make the mistake that some of our group did. They were so focused on the library in the distance and walked right by the Hercules Gate.

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