Arch of Galerius
Arch of Galerius
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bg564
Windhoek, Namibia854 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
I was surprised how well preserved the the carvings in this monument are considering that it has been exposed to the elements and the change of empires since the Roman times. There is a small plaque off to the side that provides some of the history which is worth reading. The Arch is right in the middle of a residential downtown area and definitely worth seeing.
Written May 30, 2023
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia5,347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
The monumental triumphal arch is an outstanding example of a Roman building. When else do we know that it has served to connect the city from the main entrance gate of the city from the east, with the western part of the city and also with Rotunda, we can not admire the genius of the builders. Valuable admiration.
The triumphal arch was (known today as "Kamara"), built by the city of Thessaloniki (under the orders of the emperor Galerius himself) between 298 and 305 AD. to commemorate the Roman Emperor Galerius victorious campaign against the Persians. In its final form, the structure consisted of eight piers arranged in two parallel rows, four in each row. Today only three of the eight original piers are preserved, of which two carry magnificent reliefs depicting scenes from the Romans' victorious campaigns against the Persians in 297 A.D. We were delighted with the precision of the relief and their beauty.
This monument today stands very close to Aristotle Square and it is like a symbol for the city of Thessaloniki.
Written January 29, 2019
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece4,930 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
Great building with a big square to enjoy it and a lot of people hanging around. Above it a meeting point of the young people.
Written December 18, 2018
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,817 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Despite being in quite a ruined state, this arch is still quite impressive and worth looking at if you are nearby.
It is not far from the Rotunda.
Thessaloniki is a good town to do a walking tour and this should be included on your route. We walked all round Thessaloniki from the port, where we arrived on a cruise ship.
Written November 4, 2019
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Dreamer784143
50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
As you walk around Thessaloniki you will have to see this wonderful Arch. We enjoyed our walk and visiting all the different architecture and this is a must see. Thessaloniki is full of history and culture.
Written August 14, 2019
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MrsM80
London, UK10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This arch is in the center of the city, the locals often call it Kamara and it's a common meeting point so in the evenings it's often full of people! It's worth visiting during the day to be able to see the sculptures on the walls, perhaps in combination with a walk to Rotunda which is very close.
Written October 18, 2010
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smvNYC
New York City, NY359 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
While the arch itself is incredible, and while remaining sculpted areas are a sight to admire, we were turned off by the poor signage. The two descriptive panels were not well kept. They seems to be quite old, covered in graffiti and / or peeling of. As such, to fully appreciate it, you should find information online or in a guidebook.
Written July 31, 2021
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sssteveg
Haifa, Israel1,785 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The Galerius Arch is part of an entire palace complex built by the Roman Emperor Galerius in Thessaloniki. We had a guide who explained it all to us. This is a part of Thessaloniki not to be missed.
Written November 25, 2019
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Gary O
Reynoldsburg, OH158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Take some photos. Look around and enjoy the atmosphere. This Arch is still around to visit, after all these years.
Written October 21, 2019
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Lucian M
Constanta, Romania2,477 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Arch of Galerius is one of the important Thessaloniki’s landmarks. The Arch is an interesting roman structure remains and represents a monument dedicated to Emperor Galerius’ victory against Sassanid Persians.
The Arch is part of a larger architectural complex which includes Palace of Galerius and Rotonda. Nowadays, we can only imagine the magnificence of the place during its glorious period of time.
For me, the Arch is important also for another reason: Emperor Galerius was very proud of his Dacian origins – the Dacians were the ancient inhabitants of my country’s territory. In his fights against Sassanid Persians, Galerius recruited soldiers from Dacia and they are depicted on the Arch’s bas-reliefs as victorious soldiers. So, in a way, part of our history is also on the Arch of Galerius.
Written April 20, 2019
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