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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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Buntingford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Loads of artifacts from statues to reliefs. Photography not allowed but well worth a visit. Lots of intricately carved sarcophagus in the grounds outside.

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Somerset, England
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25 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful situation next to harbour and beach. Plenty of cafe and restaurants. Shops for tourists. Highly recommend visiting on local buses.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Very impressive collection for such a small place. Cameras allowed but no flash photography. Only 10 Lira entrance fee.

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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

this is quite small but worth a visit it is just 10tl to enter most of the ruins you can walk around and see.

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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

It can be visited in just a couple of hours and adds to the experience of viewing the ancient surroundings

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This is a small place but they have a lot of the original finds so well worth a vist. It's only 10tl admission so as much of the ruins are freely available to walk around I feel that to contribute to the economy is a small way is good.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Side Museum is situated In the restored Roman bath house, opposite the amphitheatre. It cost 10 Turkish Lira to enter, lots to see inside and out. Lots of artefacts from excavations on other sites in Side have been brought together. Beautiful statues and carved marble sarcophagus, don't be shocked by the skeletal remains on display. Great history of Side on... More

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doncaster
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14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

10TLira to look at some of the most impressive stonework, carvings, columns busts etc & that's just as you walk through the gate. While we were walking round there was a thunderstorm which created a wonderful atmosphere. Then you walk inside the enclosed area & your breath is taken away by some of the most incredible, beautiful artifacts you will... More

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Wrotham, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

super museum well laid out nice garden with chickens running about good little shop selling drinks and gifts

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Lots of artefacts but little information to tell you where in Side they were found or whether early late or mid Roman. "Statue of Roman Lion" could be assumed where so many of the finds are Roman and the lion is unmistakeable.

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