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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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We visited Hercules Gate on May 15,2015 as part of the Ephesus ruins complex. It's located towards the end of the Curetes Street, it was called the Hercules gate because of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Hercules Gate on May 15,2015 as part of the Ephesus ruins complex. It's located towards the end of the Curetes Street, it was called the Hercules gate because of the relief of Hercules on it. It was brought from another place in the fourth century AD to its current place, but the relief on it dates back to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Built in the 4th century AD although the beautiful reliefs on the structure date from 2nd century AD and were moved here from another, unknown building. Worth exploring and reading the information provided on the multilingual signs.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

As with everything else in the ruins-absolutely awesome. kids will get a real kick about hearing all the fascinating history!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This gates are so beautifully made! You definitely have to stop and make pictures. The carvings are so intricate and well done. For you to see this you need to make it to the Ancient City Ephesus and buy tickets, this is the only way to see this and to see the whole city.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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

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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Address: Selcuk, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Aegean Coast  >  Izmir Province  >  Selcuk

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