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Side Museum

Selimiye Koyu, Side, Manavgat, Turkey
242 753-1006
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Side
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History 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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It was really interesting learning about what you didn't know and finding out different things that you would of never even thought about googling in fact it was lovely to learn something new

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Kyrenia, Cyprus
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We didn't actually go into the museum here as we were on a coach tour and time was limited. But the amphitheatre is very good and also the other ruins round the area are great. The restaurants down by the sea are very pleasant to sit and relax after the walking.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We discovered Side almost by accident and it became the highlight of our trip. The museum itself was closed but this was a wonderful place to walk around at your own pace. Being there in March/April has the huge benefit of being almost alone there, midst the dunes and ruins. Everything is well marked and organised, we even took this... More

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Whitby
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Wonderful artefacts and well presented. Excellent value - about £3 entrance fee each. Beautiful position overlooking the sea.

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Rochefort, France
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5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Entry was 10TL only. As might be expected, there are plenty of statues, sarcophagi, etc. here. What makes them interesting is the long periods of antiquity they are from. The maps and other documents help explain these differences. The (Turkish and English only) explanatory plates for each object or set of objects are full and clear. eg we now know... More

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Stoke, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Side museum was okay passed a few hours away, there are lots of free pieces to see as you walk from the dolmus park to the town, some restoration on parts you cannot enter it is enough for most people to see and enjoy...

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Side museum is small but packed with many interesting statues, pots and sarcophagi. The museum also has many pieces outside in a very pretty setting. There is also a gift shop with reasonably priced souvenirs. Entrance fee is reasonable.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Side is a lovely resort to visit. We stayed in Antalya and got a bus trip to Side. It is a beautiful place, the boat hire was very cheap and the food was magnificent! Enjoy a walk around the town and Museum, it is steeped in history!

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Moscow, Russia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The place need an enthousiast explain the exibition, why - here - a Hittite piece ? What is this nice relief under the roof, and the labyrinth carved in a stone? to approche them to us!

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Nice to visit when you are there for 2 weeks. But if you are for short time vocation, better to spend time for other attractions.

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