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Side Museum

Address: Selimiye Koyu, Side, Manavgat, Turkey
Phone Number: 242 753-1006
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Side
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Small, interesting museum, some beautiful items, and if you go there before the amphitheatre it would make visiting the latter more interesting I think.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

a most beautiful historical site nestled on the Mediterranean coast. If you stay for holiday in the Turkish riviera spen a day in Side old town. take a dolmus from either alanya(change at manavgat) or Antalya to the old city of Side- walk around the excavations from the Roman and Hellenic era. enjoy the beautiful coffee shops and restaurants just... More 

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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
70 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visited Side for two hours on a Monday tour. Unfortunately, all museums in Turkey are closed on Mondays. Judging by the size of the Museum building it is quite small inside.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Hard to believe that many historical finds in such a small area. Nice open air museum where you can tour at your own pace and be in awe at the craftsmanship of those hundreds of years ago. It is always amazing to try to imagine how these structures were constructed without modern power equipment.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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79 reviews 79 reviews
54 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The Museum of Side is located in a Roman Bath complex and some of the exhibits are displayed indoors and others in the lovely courtyard. The displays and descriptions of it is excellent and the location of the grounds gives a view over the sea and the town itself. For an entrance fee of only 10 TL this is a... More 

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Northwich Cheshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

It was only 10tl for the entrance fee and the place is so full of history, Nearly all the exhibits have explanations in various languages. Good place to spend an hour or 2.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

you feel the history a must see place when you are around you shoul walk around Side historical side too

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25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is well worth a look and the ruins are fantastic and we wandered round for ages Side itself has great places to eat and a lovely harbour

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28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

great interesting little museum and not too expensive even if you don't like museums you will be able to cope with this one!

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Aarschot, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

you will not find this as a museum in Europe. Not fancy, just a lot of archeological artefacts displayed, with some 'comments' Don't expect five languages. This is a low budget museum, altough the entrance fee would make you expect more. Still: worth a visit

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