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Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

Tepecik, Bodrum City, Turkey
0252 316 1219
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Ranked #14 of 22 Attractions in Bodrum City
Type: Museums
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Not much left anymore but they have a lot of historical information available at the entrance, an entire room full of maps and also a short movie about this wonder of the world. It's nice to walk around the few fallen columns left that are still white and beautiful. There's also a little cave you can walk through and reach... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

You have to use your imagination to visualise what once was here as most of the stones were pulled down to build other things or removed and on display at the British Museum! The £3 entry fee was value for money and included a short film in English, information provided in written English and unrestricted access to the site itself.

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Cramlington, Northumberland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It's one of the Ancient wonders of the world so by that very title deserves a visit. It's easy to find and literally ten minutes maximum from Bodrum centre. Equally as easy to locate if walking into Bodrum from Gumbet. Entrance fee is a mere 10TL so not a bank breaker and worth it. It's quite a large site, good... More

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Brasov, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

There are far more remains of the huge Mausoleum than I`ve expected. A pleasant surprise was also the tunnel underneath the ruins and the sewage system. It is quite near the city center (about 10 minutes walk from the harbour).

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

As this is classed as a wonder of the world it was worthwhile seeing, the exhibition centre gives you the details but really there is not alot left to see there unfortunately. Entry fee was 10TL

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were staying near Bodrum on our holiday so decided to head here and see one of the 7 Wonders of the World. It is quite a small place and costs the equivalent of about £3-£4 to get in. There are lots of articles around explaining the history of the site and you can walk around all of it with... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Supposedly the first mausoleum in the world. Good for a quick look around and helpful if you have a guide who fills you in with the history.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Not worth the effort, just boulders on the floor. Considering its a wonder of the ancient world its just not interesting enough, and its closed on Mondays!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The mausoleum remains that are there to view itself is not that impressive however as an 'ancient' wonder and to have had the mausoleum described and drawn out with examples of what it looked like, I can see why this is an attraction to some, however it is less impressive to visit in this date and time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Considering the history here and its grand past, the current site is a little understated; so hidden amongst the modern streets and houses that a visitor could easily walk past unaware of the history surrounding them. For a modest £3 (10TL) you can explore what is left of what was once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.... More

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