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Black Gate (Porta Nigra)

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Address: Porta-Nigra-Platz, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 0651-97-80-80
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This huge stone gate has stood as a symbol of the city since the second...

This huge stone gate has stood as a symbol of the city since the second century.

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The memory of Rome

Porta Nigra is the ancient gate of the city, that was built by the Romans around 200 AD. Although not much of the wall linked to it is left, it's certainly worth a visit. It's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Porta Nigra is the ancient gate of the city, that was built by the Romans around 200 AD. Although not much of the wall linked to it is left, it's certainly worth a visit. It's location is close to the center and can be reached by walking.

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Schweich, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is Trier's main landmark, its symbol, and the one attraction you will find on the cover of city guides, on tote bags, t-shirts, and so on. But nothing quite compares to seeing it up close. It looks larger than it actually is, and it can be visited. There are no tours, but there are booklets with information available if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This historical gate and beautiful structure is too attractive and Infact has been a part of boundary of city. The beautiful view of this gate has been located in North part of this building. Anyway this gate is not too large to take too time for visit. A short visit from a nice old structure.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Worth a visit. A little dull on the inside but historic and offers great views. Perhaps I should have tried the audio tour. Still worthwhile.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nowhere else North of the Alps will you experience Roman history as here in Trier. Once this was one of the largest Roman cities, a metropolis of the Roman Empire. Indeed it was a Emperial capital of the Western Roman Empire. Visiting Trier, my son learned more about the Roman Empire than at school! The Porta Nigra will give a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

€4 entry is worth it. Sadly not stroller accessible, but the receptionist was nice enough to watch our stuff. The view was nice and it was a well preserved monument

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fearful death would have been meted out to any fool hardy enough to attack this , principal entrance gate to Roman Northern Europe's capital Trier. Constantine the Great ,was here ,two years after his popular acclamation as Emperor by his soldiery at York in July AD 306 . What vast distances he covered .. From North Britain ,to Rome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really cool piece of history! The only downfall is the abuse the stone has taken from people over the years scratching into it, and permanently defacing the surface. The views from the top floor are great. We really enjoyed the short projection video about Simeon. There was a little show with an actor in the building we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

whether you just sit down and watch from outside or go wandering through the interior, this remains an impressive structure. Makes you think of the Roman era, and how they spread their civilisation

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is impossible to miss the black Gate or Porta Nigra. The gate is a large Roman city gate that sits at the end of the pedestrian walk way and is very impressive. The structure is a World Heritage Site.

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