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

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

One could easily miss the fact they just walked through it. Taxi drivers and merchants sitting everywhere, exposing their merchandise, trying to sell you things... it's not a cultural monument anymore.

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philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We enjoyed it. Very historic. Not much to do but take a pictuure - but worth it! Definitely worth a visit.

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Manchester
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I have visited previously and although I understand it may be for safety reasons the new runways over the gate make it look unattractive along with the graffiti we spotted such a shame it isn't looked after.

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Fécamp, Haute-Normandie, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

5 mins walk from our hotel! great for painters holidays, only downfall glass path and quite slippery when wet

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