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Side Museum

Selimiye Koyu, Side, Manavgat, Turkey
242 753-1006
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Side
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Traveler Description: Side was one of the ancient Pamphylian cities in the Mediterranean. Ancient Roman baths inside turned into the museum and the sections of the Roman... more »
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The most important thing about the whole Roman history of Side is that most of it is free to view and forms part of the town itself. The only 2 places you have to pay are the amphitheatre and the museum. The museum,therefore,is a must to visit as it ties together the history of all the things around you. It... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

some very intact sarchophagi in this museum. It is great just walking around all of Side with it's ruins right in town. Very peaceful compared to other sites in turkey.

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Sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The museum, which charges about £6 for entrance is a vital stopping off place for anyone interested in the amazing ruins at Side. It has a good range of artifacts and sculpture. Its weak point is nearly zero interpretation of the building itself (a Roman bath) and the contents get the barest mention. It would be good to see a... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

For such a small entrance fee 10 liras? if I recall .... their roman artifacts etc are quite fascinating.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

if you only visit one place in Side this is it !! Full of fascinating artifacts which must be seen, also ony 10 lira entrance (about 3 GBP)

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Excellent small museum with local statues and sarcophagi from the surrounding area. Good overview of the Hellenistic to Roman occupations.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The roman history around Side quite interesting, did not appreciate the extent of how far the Roman Empire extended

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Tunbridge Wells
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Cost 10 Turkish Lira which is about £3 each to get in, if you like culture and history you can get some good photos and see some interesting exhibits, if you are interested in history then worth a visit, has a cafe and toilets and nice area to sit and relax, kids may find it boring.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Don't expect too much here, it's very small, just 3 rooms with mainly statues. The skeletons, jewellery and coins are interesting. Only takes about 15 mins to go round (30 if you want to study everything).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Really well presented & well preserved Roman statues & tombs. It is nice to see the inscriptions translated into different languages.

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