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Address: Mycenae, Greece
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Building a gate today like this wouldn't be easy but this was done 3000 years ago, makes you wonder at the effort and skill involved. The gate once had lions heads in gold, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
richard g
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Holt, United Kingdom

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Holt, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Building a gate today like this wouldn't be easy but this was done 3000 years ago, makes you wonder at the effort and skill involved. The gate once had lions heads in gold, but plundered long ago. An impressive entry to the palace.

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We overheard a guide mentioning the relationship of architecture to nature. The lions feet are resting on a plinth, and the column between them is like a tree, rising towards the sky.

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Leeds UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit and just as awe inspiring as the first. There is a genuine sense of wonder approaching the Lion Gate as you walk in the footsteps of Agamemnon and the heroes of the Trojan war. One of the great ancient sites of the world.

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packmybagsreadytogo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

From the moment you walk through the Lion Gate you can feel the passage of time. The walkways are the same paths taken by the inhabitants so many years ago. And the views are spectacular. The cistern was amazing to me as I work in the water industry. All in all this is place that felt an energy and spirit... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

The Lion’s Gate is made of four massive pieces of stone. It supports a triangular stone carved relief of two headless lionesses. They rest their paws on a pillar on top of which is an abacus. It weighs between 12 and 20 tons. Lions once roamed all over greece. Man killed them all off.

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Lancaster, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

I was very impressed with the palace and the gate but would have left not knowing much without having the guide to tell us what everything was. I could have wandered around, sure, but I much prefer to learn what I can about the archaeological sites I visit. The entire site was interesting and worth the visit.

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Cologne, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Driving up to the site gives a good feel for how impressive the castle must have been. The Lion Gate is the centrepiece and entrance to this historical place.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Ancient gateway to the palace some say Agamemnon but still to be proven get there early to avoid crowds as main stop for tour groups

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Island of Malta, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Beautiful, big blocks are part of this gate. It is incredible to think about how ancient people manage to build amazing things like this one.

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Thank Maria2819
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Great place for history lovers!! Be aware pf slippery rocks. Ticket: €12.00, including the Agamemnon Tomb and Mycenaean Museum. Worth it the visit!

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