Porta Nigra
Porta Nigra
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This huge stone gate has stood as a symbol of the city since the second century.
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  • Anoushka3005
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands330 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive building with storied history
    This isn’t a big site but we managed to spend almost an hour learning and exploring it. (We bought the Antikencard basic which gives entry for one adult + up to four children to 2 x Roman sites plus the state museum for €12.) It’s fascinating to learn how the site was changed from Roman city gate, to church and back again. There could have done with a little more information around the site though.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 23, 2023
  • Out This Door
    Mesa, Arizona585 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    so cool
    You can walk through the gate on the ground level but if you pay 4E you can go up inside. Though the plaza is busy, the inside of the Porta Nigra is not. There are four levels accessed by a spiral staircase only (no elevator). There’s a little signage and 3-d model but otherwise you are looking at the views and the carving (some are very faint and some are reconstructions). It is safe with railings but open. My husband is afraid of heights, so he only went to the second level. I went all the way up, totally worth it!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 20, 2023
  • royandjeanette
    502 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive
    Porta Nigra (black gate) is an ancient Roman city gate and the largest one north of the Alps. It’s a well preserved and impressive building. We paid four euros to go inside and we climbed up all the four floors via a spiral staircase and hand rail. We were rewarded with great views of the city. A definite must do.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 22, 2023
  • Vicki
    London, United Kingdom671 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Historical Landmark!
    One of the most amazing structures that I have ever seen with so much history from the Roman times! You cannot miss it once you get to Trier City Centre and you can also take stunning photos as well. Not to be missed & Highly Recommended!
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written June 17, 2024
  • Evert S
    The Netherlands186 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing to see
    What amazing and wonderful it is still here for us to see. Imagine seeing this almost 2000 years ago…. Great to tell my little kids something about history and show them a really big gate! 🤙💪
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 27, 2024
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Steveage
Rexburg, ID3,151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This is town gate, erected in 2nd century, guarded Rome's outpost city Augusta Treverorum. This place is now called Trier and you can still stand under and walk through this magnificent gate! In 12th century it was transformed into a church because a recluse saint, Saint Simeon, lived and eventually died in here in 1035. No mortar is used, just iron rods hold the sand stone blocks together. If you go to the room of relics in Trier Cathedral you can see the saint's hat on display! Amazing!
Written March 22, 2020
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Frank P
Arlington, VA334 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
The Porta Nigra is a must see historcal site in Trier. The Roman architecture is amazing. I would highly recommend touring the Porta Nigra to anyone visiting the city. It was not expensive and very impressive
Written September 12, 2021
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Elena Marino
Dublin, Ireland38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
That's a good point where to start the tpur of the city. 10min walk from the train station. Amazing building, guide phone tour included in the ticket price (3euros), yoi can go up to last floor, which offer a reay good view of the city. I enjoyed it a lot.
Written September 3, 2022
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RebeccaHTraveller
Crawley, UK113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We really enjoyed looking around this unique structure. In the centre of Trier, it's just one of various Roman remains around the city. You can climb up to various different floors and there are good views out over towards the cathedral and other parts of Trier.
Written July 24, 2020
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Out This Door
Mesa, AZ585 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
You can walk through the gate on the ground level but if you pay 4E you can go up inside. Though the plaza is busy, the inside of the Porta Nigra is not. There are four levels accessed by a spiral staircase only (no elevator). There’s a little signage and 3-d model but otherwise you are looking at the views and the carving (some are very faint and some are reconstructions). It is safe with railings but open. My husband is afraid of heights, so he only went to the second level. I went all the way up, totally worth it!
Written September 20, 2023
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royandjeanette
Keighley502 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Porta Nigra (black gate) is an ancient Roman city gate and the largest one north of the Alps. It’s a well preserved and impressive building. We paid four euros to go inside and we climbed up all the four floors via a spiral staircase and hand rail. We were rewarded with great views of the city. A definite must do.

Written September 22, 2023
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Heiko I
Antwerp, Belgium5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
A majestic ancient city gate on the North wall of the ancient city. It offers a few nice sights on the surrounding city although some of the potentially most interesting vantage points are not accessible due to the state of the building. Clever audio guide system through use of your own smartphone; bring your earphones! And have some patience with the WLAN connection to the guide. It took me a couple of minutes before it connected but then it worked pretty well. Also a very nice model of the ancient Roman city layout on the top floor
Written April 16, 2022
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Henry M
Athens, Greece94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
It's like last man standing in the middle of the city traffic and some bits and pieces spread around the city. But still worth a visit.
Try to visit in early morning or later at the evening, when there's less traffic so you get some nice photos.
And do go walk also in the old town, it's worth a visit.
Written March 6, 2020
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saran_ceillier
Dublin, Ireland29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The imposing city gates of Trier date to Roman times. Trier was the Western capital of the Roman Tetrarchy and Constantine is thought to have converted to Christianity when based here. The Gate is imposing, a bit ugly due to the fact it is coated in a blackened grime - hence its name - you can climb up to the third floor or so at one end (certainly the second at all ends) and the views over the town are good
Written March 13, 2020
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Martino
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Well worth a visit to this ancient Roman city gate when in Trier. It is the largest Roman city gate north of the Alps and a great relic of Roman history. From its upper floor it provides very nice views of the city.
Written May 21, 2021
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