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State Agora

Selcuk, Turkey
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The first agora was built in the 6th century B.C. and is buried below the present one. This square-shaped structure was where all the city's business was conducted.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many ruins near the entrance of the city from the lowest side. It will be on your right. Avoid sunny days unless you use sunglasses and hat.

Thank Abu_Firas_11
Reviewed February 15, 2017

This has been developed over the years and with the colonnaded streets, it is looking increasingly impressive.

Thank MAJ_Dave44
Reviewed January 4, 2017

St Paul may well have walked along here, but today this part of Ephesus is mostly tumbled rocks and building stones. A large area once the market.

Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed October 17, 2016

To some people, the agora looks like a big field surrounded by a stone wall. To me, it was much more interesting and I could easily imagine the place bustling with shops, buyers haggling over price and inspecting the merchandise, etc. The remians of the...More

Thank MIA328
Reviewed July 19, 2016

not much remains here at all. some stones and broken pillars. Good signage helps to explain history of locale. worth stopping

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Although it was expanded by the Romans, it was originally constructed by the Greeks in the second century BCE. It is an open field, strewn with broken columns, but it takes little imagination to picture, commerce, business, political debates, law courts, steam baths and scializing....More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed March 16, 2016

There isnt much to see as it is not full restored - just blocks of ruins left on the grounds. Actually, there were people still doing some excavation and restoration of this during our visit. The baths were also part of the state agora which...More

Thank swim_jess
Reviewed March 15, 2016

The state agora was built in the Roman Period in the first century B.C. It was used not for commerce but for business, it played an important role as a meeting place for the governmental discussions.

Thank nakhodazadeh
Reviewed November 6, 2015

All that remains of this once huge market is a large green field with several ruins of the pillars that once defined it. makes for a nice walk through.

Thank seafare74
Reviewed October 29, 2015

At one time the place to be. Presently a minor part of the Ephesus site. Having a before and after book makes it a better experience

Thank fasrfred
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