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Hadrian's Gate

Ataturk Boulevard, Antalya, Turkey
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As featured in 3 days in Antalya
Ranked #18 of 82 Attractions in Antalya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Nice to see and impressive. The gate now leads to a bazaar that covers several blocks by the water front.

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Carlinville, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Make sure to stop at Hadrian's Gate as you walk through Kaleici! When you walk through the gate, stop at the first shop (the one with the Turkish Delights and rugs hanging out, the one that looks a bit like a clever tourist trap.. because, well, it is) and let them offer you samples of the different berry teas. Turkish... More

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beirut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Too bad it was under Restoration when we visited Antalya. I could not take proper pictures. But it is a major attraction and you cannot miss it when wandering in the city. It is of historical value. I enjoyed watching old Turkish men relaxing on the benches watching tourists or just sleeping in the shade of old trees.

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

These gates were built for Hadrian who visited the area and passed through them. The restoration work is a bit dubious as Roman columns seem to have been added in recent times whereas old pictures of the supports show quite a different architecture.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

this beautiful historical gate is well worth a visit and located just a hop and skip away from the old town Kaleici. unfortunately it is ruined by the silly and incredibly slippery glass pathway through it.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was a few yards from our hotel and always busy. it must have been a very impressive and imposing entrance to Kaleici

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Good photo opportunity and we had turkish tea in the park just before walking through Hadrian's Gate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Nice place in old city and very good to take some photos there ..its near to many fantastic places u must visit it.

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Upper Montclair, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It's hard to believe this 1st century site was uncovered in 1950. It's perfectly preserved right down to the wagon wheel ruts through the grates.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Really amazing that people used this as a gateway into the town - really nice to see and easy to find.

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