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Hadrian's Gate

Address: Ataturk Boulevard, Antalya, Turkey
Phone Number: 5322748556
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Private Tour: Antalya City Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #21 of 142 things to do in Antalya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: A historical site not to be missed. Just off Atatürk Boulevard you’ll...
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Type: Ancient ruins, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A historical site not to be missed. Just off Atatürk Boulevard you’ll see the impressive three double arches of the gates, which were erected in 130 to celebrate the visit of Emperor Hadrian. Legend has it that in ancient times, the queen of Sheba passed through the middle arch on her way to Aspensos and spent a happy night with King Salomon. With the exception of the columns, the arch is made from white marble and is richly decorated.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Visited Feb 2015. Really is fabulous. So intricate so interesting. Gate leads to maze like streets. Be careful as we got lost for an hour with small children!! Little market shops in between. Must visit this area.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The gate itself is of great historical interest, but it leads into the old city and a wealth of interesting alleyways and narrow streets. Take your time to just wander and take it all in!!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great selfie photo here to be had. Entrance to walk to port and many souvenir vendors along the walk down. Take the elevator back up to the main street level so you don't have to walk up from the port, which could be strenous on some folks and deter them from going. Antalya is brutally hot, so dress lightly those... More 

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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's a historical attraction you don't want to miss because really, if you do it's because you're walking with your head in your iPhone. Nothing hugely interesting to see, but something to cross off your list. Or close your eyes and imagine ancient times while you're there and bask in the history. The gate itself isn't much to look at,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There you can see how Ottoman's where ruling the world. Very nice place. You cannot imagine how did they build the area in these old days.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The gate marks the boundary of Antalya old town and is a good place to start exploring. We pretty much did a drive-by, just enough to appreciate that it is relatively complete and intact, and quite impressive in its solidity as are many of Turkey's beautifully preserved Roman antiquities. Worth a small diversion to get your photo if you go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is a great place to begin a waking tour of the old town. After walking through the gate from the street side turn right and walk the old alleys. This is a great example of Roman architecture from the 2nd century AD.

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Marmaris, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Nice architecture and great the view if you have a spare 10 minutes , the streets behind it are lovely to walk through

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

we went here on a day the museam was shut its very quiet plenty of gift shops but be careful there are pple who will start telling you history of the place if you are showing interest then ask for money and a sho shine guy who don't take no for answer bit pushy

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This should be your starting point when you want to explore the Old Town of Antalya. The gate is over 1800 years old and dates back to the Roman era.

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