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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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I've been lucky enough to visit here twice, my visits 15 years apart. Ephesus is the most wonderful place to visit, breathtaking both in scale visit if you've even the slightest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I've been lucky enough to visit here twice, my visits 15 years apart. Ephesus is the most wonderful place to visit, breathtaking both in scale visit if you've even the slightest interest in history (Roman history is mine) it is simply breath-taking both in scale & grandeur! Without doubt one of the most impressive places I've ever visited in my... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Found at the end of Curetes Street in Ephesus....only two columns left it was put there to narrow the street and prevent vehicles from getting in to the heart of the city one of the almost a thousand different things to see.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Address: Selcuk, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Aegean Coast  >  Izmir Province  >  Selcuk

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