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Antakya Archaeological Museum

Cumhuriyet Meydani | Gündüz Caddesi No. 1, Antakya, Turkey
+90 (326) 214 6167
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Antakya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Art Museums
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Fredrikstad, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

An historical heritage that needs to be taken better care of. The facility of today's is not able to protect the heritage, a lot of mosaic pieces are exposed to sun in a small garden surrounding the museum. I have been there 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. This year I was not able to go there due to the war... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The mosaics are in the process of being moved to a new building. Right now, it is a bit of a mess. Still lots of mosaics to see, and the wonderful sarcophagus.

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Antalya, Turkey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

As other reviews have mentioned - much of the museum was closed due to repair. What is left is well worth the time, energy, and 3TL. Numerous mosaics were still available to view as well as the sarcophagus.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

It was not clear if they are rebuilding the museum or moving the mosaics elsewhere however on our visit only 2 of the 6 rooms were open plus the sargophagus. The ticket price was reduced from 8tl to 3tl and the mosaics were beautiful but combined with the current closure of St Peters church you might want to think twice... More

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Brno, Czech Republic
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I didn't enjoy visiting this museum for two reasons. First - I'm not a museum person, second - I think there was some repair. For me there wasn't much to see.

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Pleasant Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

As part of our group travel to Antakya our trip guide took us to the "Mosaic Museum". I am not a museum person usually but this museum really got my attention. It is a beautiful building full of Roman and Byzantine mosaics dating back to the 2nd and 3rd century. I believe it is a must see on your travels.

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London
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

There are some great Frescos to see, albeit most of them are partial. The museum itself could be better kept. There were a number of random air-conditioners in a couple of the rooms that were obstructing the frescos. The back room though that has archaeological pieces in order of time periods was really fascinating, and made the trip worthwhile. You... More

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Antakya, Turkey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A must see place if you visit Antakya, used to called Antioch in the roman empire. The mosaics are so amazing, however if you travel without guide, you need to get detail information about the mosaics first as the museum you hardly find detailed informations inside the museum.

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Antakya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Antakya has an incrediblly important place in the acient roman history and the museum is supposed to show the most beautiful mozaiks that built in the acient roman history, howver the museum is so unsufficient showing them, no lingual assistance, no books or hardly find a giftshop inside the museum. Regardless of theses, it is till worth take a tour... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

While the museum may not be as large as the ones in Istanbul, there is an authentic feel about it. The mosaics and sarcophagus were so interesting and just plain beautiful. To get a feel of how much this region has changed nationalities is evident with all of the relics. Well worth the visit.

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