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Spalentor (City Gate)

Basel 4056, Switzerland
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Around 1200, a second outer fortification of the town was built.
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“old city” (19 reviews)
Basel 4056, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

was walking home one night and found myself infront of the Spalentor...was in awe..it was beautiful! and it was even more beautiful because I get to watch it from afar and inside it with someone :) better view from the old town if you look...More

Thank Frances T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

According to what we learned this is one of only three medieval city gates still standing. It is easily recognized by the glazed tile roof of its tower

Thank Raul V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dating to 1370, this tower was part of the city's original fortifications. Our hotel was less than a block away and passing through the gate was the best way to walk to the Old Town.

Thank GPBurdell67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is a landmark and quite interesting. It is a logical starting point to the Old Town section of Basel.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The gate is not really a touring site, just a photo op, but the street leading to the gate from the marketplace is filled with one of a kind shops that make for an enjoyable journey.

Thank peege04
Reviewed September 6, 2017

This city gate is one of 3 remaining gates from the old city wall. The rest, along with the wall have been demolished. It is strikingly beautiful.

Thank CoachLo
Reviewed August 28, 2017

Nice gateway into the old city. Many small shops with quality merchandise and friendly shopkeepers on cobblestone streets, many places to obtain food, good access to the Rhine River.

Thank boomer165
Reviewed August 3, 2017

Nice place to visit for a quick photo if you are in the area, does not seem to be open or have tours, but looks nice if you can avoid a pic with traffic?

1  Thank Greg T
Reviewed August 3, 2017

Was worth making the effort to walk there, very interesting history. Amazing how far back this dates.

Thank FredaB187
Reviewed July 25, 2017

lovely neighborhood with small unique shops to walk through before reaching the gate. Start from the Barfusseplatz, take the stairs up to the chuch and continue out towards the gate.

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