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Trajan's Fountain

Address: Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey
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Ranked #22 of 42 Attractions in Selcuk
Type: Ancient Ruins, Fountains, Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Fountains, Landmarks
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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Emotional moment as Trajan army was the one invading and conquering Dacia, where my ancestors are coming from.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

As you wander along among the splendor of what must have been the rival of Rome itself you come to Trajan's Fountain,what must this place have looked looked like in the day,it is one surprise after another the structure itself, the columns, the carvings,just the technology of the time is still used.....you can touch history,so much to see in one... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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58 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Another great place to stop and admire as you walk along Curetes Street. The facade is very ornate, with decorative, intricately carved Corinthian columns on the higher level and composite columns (combination of Corinthian and Ionic) lower down. It would have looked spectacular originally with the water flowing around the grand statue of Trajan and those of other emperors and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Based on the carvings that remain, Trajan's Fountain would have been awe-inspiring opulence. As it is today, I got a little frustrated because it seems they had a ton of parts and used 'best guess' technology to put it together- and it looks like that too. If you take a little time and look at the detail of the carving,... More 

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Landskrona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is one of many fantastic remains at Ephesos. Anywhere in the world it would be amaxing. At Epheses it is just "average" due to the fact that there is so much to been seen here. You will pass it on your way to the library and stop for a minute and admire it.

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

Trajan's Fountain must have been impressive in its time. Another wonderful ruin as you walk down the path on the way to the Celsus Library which can be viewed from this spot.

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

This is one of my favorite spots on the walk through Ephesus. The fact we can view it is wonderful though I suppose a true archeologist would tell me the not yet excavated shops nearby matter more than an old monument. Another writer points out this is one of many stops on the long walk through ancient Ephesus. I have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The fountain provides another example of a well-preserved and reconstructed ruin. The signage and pictures help you understand what the fountain was used for, and probably looked like. Overall, the city has been beautifully reconstructed, and will amaze those who travel here.

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Bucharest, Romania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

it's hard to imagine what it used to be like bqack then, but you are already there, so... you have to take pictures and then, if you have the time, search it online so you can see what it used to look like and what history it has

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Pennsilvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Like it. It looks beautiful now, cannot imagine how it looked centuries ago. I found all Ephesus amazing. Take pictures

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