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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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4 helpful votes 4 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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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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Kalmar, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I finally got to see it! YAY! Yes, the site is little more than a few broken pieces of pillars and some parts of carvings, on top of a hole - and with a underground walk to a cave. Yes. That is true. But only if you haven't taken time to read, listen and find out what this is. This... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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

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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