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Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

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Address: Tepecik, Bodrum City, Turkey
Phone Number: 0252 316 1219
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The wall boards gave a very useful outline of the history but the looped video was useless other than glamourising Bodrum itself. It was a very hot day at over 38 degrees so our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The wall boards gave a very useful outline of the history but the looped video was useless other than glamourising Bodrum itself. It was a very hot day at over 38 degrees so our stay was limited as the rock were like an oven !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Interesting ruins and uncrowded. Right in the centre of town and only a few streets from the harbour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Mausoleum was built in Halicarnassus around 350 BC by Artemisia for her husband Mausoleus (she was also his sister). The structure was designed by the Greeks and was believed to be 45 m in height and was regarded as one of the seven man made wonders of the world. The Mausoleum was destroyed by earthquakes between the 12 -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

If you are a history lover, I recommend to visit it. If not, probably you will consider a lost of time to see some ancient ruins. The visit will take around 1-2 hours. The entrance is 10 TL per person but you can buy a combined ticket (including Bodrum Citadel and other points of interest if you have enough time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The video mentioned by others seemed to be quite touristy, but we only watched for 5 min, so it could have got more interesting.... However, the underground drainage tunnels were pretty cool! You can go quite a long way into one of them if you have a torch. Interesting that the tomb was under the ground and the huge structure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This place is truly the piece of very old history, i not a huge fan of tours and excursions but i truly didn't regret that i went to this one. Highly recommended to lovers of history

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The mausoleum really doesn't have much to see other than a bunch of ruins lying around. With that being said, there are some frescoes that have been preserved, and just imagining what it was like when it was there makes it worth the visit.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Just the foundations really. Video gave history of bodrun but not of the building itself. Displays did not enlighten much.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Even this ones was one of the Seven Wonders of the World, its now almost totally ruins. Only a bottom floor and some small parts and details have survived. Still, it’s worth of visiting. After that you can say that you have seen one of the Seven Wonders of the World and even there are not so much left, its... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I liked the history (it was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world) associated with this site, and some of the marble reliefs on display.

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Address: Tepecik, Bodrum City, Turkey
Phone Number: 0252 316 1219
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Aegean Coast  >  Mugla Province  >  Bodrum  >  Bodrum City

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