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Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

Tepecik, Bodrum City, Turkey
0252 316 1219
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Ranked #11 of 18 Attractions in Bodrum City
Type: Museums, Cultural
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Went here on October '14 at the end of the season, if you're interested in archeology and ancient world it's defiantly worth a visit! It might just like a pile of ruins and stones but most of the them are preserved perfectly. Having been to the colossus of Rhodes I was pretty excited to see another wonder of the ancient... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

For some,this may just be a pile of stones and broken columns, but it's one of the ancient wonders of the world. Some mosaics still exist, and some pieces of the mausoleum are preserved in the museum. But stand on the site and you can feel the majesty...don't miss it!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

if you are interested in seven wonders of ancient world, you cant miss it. otherwise quite interesting place with some nice pieces of broken ancient stuff.

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Wick
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

This was high on our list of things to see - when we got there it was like most other ancient attractions, just the bare minimum done to promote it. The upside of this was that the entrance fee was only 10TL each. We felt the presentation of the site could have been so much enhanced to allow visitors to... More

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Brasilia, DF
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53 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is the site of the one of 7 wonders of the ancient world, if you are a history enthusiast, like me, this will be a nice visit. You will have to pay for it, and you will find a small museum with some informations about the site. Beside this will see the place here the Mausoleum used to be,... More

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Boras, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I should be honest and I expect to see something spectacular since the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but it wasn't something special more than ancient ruins. The mausoleum is of course destroyed today, but I had hope that they had tried to reconstruct it. But it was really interesting to see!

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Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Okay, the most important parts of the Mausoleum (BC 353) including scluptors were taken out of Turkey to British Museum years ago, but the remains and the original base (the cave) is still existing, thus it is a must-see. The beautiful trees and plants around such as "Bella Sombra"s with their huge shady leaves those were first planted by famous... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

As one of the seven ancient wonders of the world, this site has to be visited just to have the privilege of doing so. The ruins are confusing to interpret and again, there has been a lot of reconstruction but it is a relatively quiet site (or it was when we went) and has a very detailed (if a little... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Unfortunately like many other sites we visited throughout Turkey, the majority of the remains have been relocated to British museums. Which might be better at least they will be protected. Most of the stones were reused to build the castle. Nothing is left except the site itself and a representation of what it looked like in its' day.

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South East England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It us one if the 7 wonders of the world but there are no signs! The map gives you a rough idea and non if the locals seem to be able to direct you! We found it in the end and having laid the ten lire entry fee we were alone there with one other couple. Ok, there isn't much... More

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