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Hadrian's Gate

Ataturk Boulevard, Antalya, Turkey
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As featured in 3 days in Antalya
Ranked #19 of 87 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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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The gate is easy to find. It won't blow your mind like some of the other sites you find in Turkey but it is still of interest. If you are in the old town it is worth a visit.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

There are steps on the inside of the walls, accessed through a bar. They take you up to the top. Highly recommended, but not for those with a fear of heights as there's no railing!! Beautiful and well maintained but will not take you much time. Small park in front full of locals drinking Cay, which adds to the ambiance.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We liked being able to see some history and take some nice photos, we just liked this area of Antalya.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We arrived through the gate and hen into the main nightlife route down to our hotel by foot. Love the area, the old roman arches are pretty spectacular.

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

It is good as it is still being use, and not simply standing as a monument. There are many sitting benches to rest around the area too. It is a historical monument so nothing to dislike about it.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

As our hotel was very near to it therefore we used to pass through it a number of times in a day, If you residing in Kaleici then it would be the meeting point for all your trips.

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Saltash
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Well worth visiting as part of a look around the old town. Impressive architecture, but you need to mentally block out the hustle and bustle of the nearby modern roads to appreciate the history

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Easy to miss, this can be reached after wandering up the cobbled streets from the old harbour back to the city centre. Small in size, it's been well preserved and worth a visit.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is worth looking at if you are in the area but no need for a special trip. There is not much there other than the start of the markets but it's a nice building.

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Winchester, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Takes a few minutes to view. A pic or 2 and you are done. If staying in the old city you will go past and thru it many times.

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