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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 Mausoleum was destroyed long time ago, and the most interesting artifacts were taken away. But if you are in Bodrum - this place worth visiting, the ruins are also impressive... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Mausoleum was destroyed long time ago, and the most interesting artifacts were taken away. But if you are in Bodrum - this place worth visiting, the ruins are also impressive. Column parts can show you the quality of ancient Greeks stone carving work.

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Vail, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

Totally disappointing there are far better ancient buildings to see in bodrum not really worth a visit except for the views of the bay

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I did not even know it was located in Turkey before showing up in Bodrum, so it is worth seeing if you are around. It is still something to see if you have some imagination and understand what it represents. Although, concretely, there is not much to see, and they do charge for it. My fiancee talked about a "bunch... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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