Hadrian's Gate
Hadrian's Gate
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A historical site not to be missed. Just off Atatürk Boulevard you’ll see the impressive three double arches of the gates, which were erected in 130 to celebrate the visit of Emperor Hadrian. Legend has it that in ancient times, the queen of Sheba passed through the middle arch on her way to Aspensos and spent a happy night with King Salomon. With the exception of the columns, the arch is made from white marble and is richly decorated.
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  • bidwisely
    Jakarta, Indonesia191 contributions
    Start of the old town walk
    We visited Antalya just to enjoy the old part of town, and Hadrian's Gate is indeed the gate to the old town center. Antalya is a big city, and it was tough to get parking in the old town, we were quite fortunate that we did, although we did get yelled at by some native impatient drivers while looking for parking. We entered the gate into the old town, and immersed ourselves with the ambience, the clock tower, Yilviminare mosque, Hidrilik tower, and many others, we lost ourselves in the beautiful old alleyways, and just enjoyed the walk. We ended the walk with a lunch at some of the local places, seafood is expensive, but other dishes were quite okay priced and delicious.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 24, 2023
  • K72
    Melbourne, Australia2,932 contributions
    Slippery- wear good shoes
    Gate within the old city area. The rocks are very slippery so wear sturdy shoes and take your time...don't rush! Year of wear and tear has smoothed them down so much. The gate itself is nice to look at.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 5, 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia1,673 contributions
    Nice historical Gate to visit
    Located in the old town, gate is a major tourist attractions for the area, with restaurants and shops close by. Very well preserved with detail standing the test of time. Very much worth the visit. And great photo opportunity.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written July 12, 2023
  • ammara jav
    Romford, United Kingdom149 contributions
    Great Social Life
    This ancient Roman triumphal arch stands as a testament to the city's rich history and architectural grandeur. Hadrian's Gate holds immense historical significance, dating back to the 2nd century AD, Back then known as Attaleia. Its historical value and preservation make it a must-see for history enthusiasts and anyone interested in ancient civilizations. Hadrian's Gate serves as more than just a historical monument; it forms the backdrop for a dynamic social life in Antalya. The arch's central location, surrounded by cafes, shops, and cultural events, creates a vibrant atmosphere where people come together to socialize, enjoy street performances, and savour the local culture. Whether it's meeting friends, shopping for souvenirs, or indulging in delicious food and drinks, the social life around Hadrian's Gate adds an extra layer of excitement and connection to the experience. Exploring the nearby streets and alleys adds to the overall charm and allows for a more comprehensive experience of Antalya's historical district.
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 15, 2023
  • Christian M
    Copenhagen, Denmark3,861 contributions
    An aura like in Jerusalem
    Entering Antalya's charming old town through Hadrian's Gate almost feels like stepping into Jerusalem itself. The impressive entrance dates back to the year 130, making it nearly 2000 years old. And you WALK on the ancient stones! Immediately after, you'll find narrow streets where vendors of all kinds of goods - from pure tourist trinkets to gold and gemstones - vie for your favor. Throughout the neighborhood, there are several reminders of the Roman heyday. It's like strolling through a living museum. A must-see.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 2, 2023
  • Geoff H
    Sissinghurst, United Kingdom12,604 contributions
    A highlight to our visit to Kaleici.
    This is something we did not expect to see in Antalya, an extremely well-preserved Roman gate. It was built just under 1,900 years ago, in 130 AD, to commemorate the visit of Emperor Hadrian. For years it was an important gateway into Kaleici. It was tastefully renovated in the 1950s and was a highlight of our visit to Kaleici. You don't need to seek it out because, if you are going to visit Kaleici, you will more than likely enter though Hadrian's Gate.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 7, 2023
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GurTra
Zaragoza, España232 contributions
Jul 2022
Wonderful and very well preserved gate. It's almost always crowded with people taking selfies. If you wanna be alone, visit it early in the morning (8-9 AM) when tourists seem to be sleeping yet. Couple of minutes are enough to take some pictures and contemplate the monument.
Written July 24, 2022
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Cme1234
Singapore, Singapore442 contributions
Jan 2020
The Hadrian’s gate is located in the touristy part of the old city. It is just an ancient gate and there is nothing special.

We visited because it was near our hotel. It is also near the coast. Definitely not worth an effort to go there as an attraction.
Written January 3, 2020
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deyanpehlivanov7
Brussels, Belgium136 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Built in the 2nd century for the Emperor Hadrian’s visit to the city, the Gates are a nice addition to your old city tour. They are on the edge of the old city and can be difficult to find, but the shopkeepers are very nice and will give directions when asked. If you can catch it when there are fewer tourists you can have most of it to yourself. For history lovers, particularly those interested in the Roman Empire, they’re a must.
Written July 12, 2022
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Harishuv29
Mumbai, India169 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
A very beautiful part of Antalya. The old city that dates back to 158 BC. The gate opens into the alleys of the old town which is now dotted with many Pubs Bars and nightlife. We missed seeing the click tower as it was being renovated. The lanes in the old town also lead to the harbour. Overall do visit the place.
Written June 20, 2022
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ammara jav
Romford, UK149 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
This ancient Roman triumphal arch stands as a testament to the city's rich history and architectural grandeur.

Hadrian's Gate holds immense historical significance, dating back to the 2nd century AD, Back then known as Attaleia. Its historical value and preservation make it a must-see for history enthusiasts and anyone interested in ancient civilizations.

Hadrian's Gate serves as more than just a historical monument; it forms the backdrop for a dynamic social life in Antalya. The arch's central location, surrounded by cafes, shops, and cultural events, creates a vibrant atmosphere where people come together to socialize, enjoy street performances, and savour the local culture. Whether it's meeting friends, shopping for souvenirs, or indulging in delicious food and drinks, the social life around Hadrian's Gate adds an extra layer of excitement and connection to the experience. Exploring the nearby streets and alleys adds to the overall charm and allows for a more comprehensive experience of Antalya's historical district.
Written July 15, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Alex
Hong Kong, China458 contributions
Jan 2020
To be frank, nothing special at all. It is just a gate.
1. Yes, I know it is gate built to mark the visit of Roman Emperor Hadrian in 130 CE.
2. You can go have a look at the gate, not much harm as you are going to walk pass it anyway if you are going to the city center.
3. Many people feeds pigeon there, so if you are into pigeon, you can feel some there.
4. There is a pretty nice ice cream shop there if you really want to have a sip.
Written February 12, 2020
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK12,604 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
This is something we did not expect to see in Antalya, an extremely well-preserved Roman gate. It was built just under 1,900 years ago, in 130 AD, to commemorate the visit of Emperor Hadrian. For years it was an important gateway into Kaleici. It was tastefully renovated in the 1950s and was a highlight of our visit to Kaleici. You don't need to seek it out because, if you are going to visit Kaleici, you will more than likely enter though Hadrian's Gate.
Written November 7, 2023
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Dmitri K
San Antonio, TX867 contributions
Oct 2021
A nice architectural piece, not that unique especially if you travel in Lycia. You can start your self-guided tour of the old town here. Be careful and don't slip going through the middle of the gates, walking around it seems more prudent.
A nice place to visit in the evening, too, considering the surrounding nightlife.
Written November 2, 2021
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Barış G
Antalya, Türkiye2 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
It was hundred years before when The Great Alexander ruling the half of the world he came to visit Antalya. The peasants made this door to make a great enterance for The Great Alexander. You can step on the stones just like The Great Alexander did hundreds years before and enter the old town. Get a couple of beer and enjoy the seaview of Antalya.
Written May 20, 2021
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John C
164 contributions
Sep 2022
Hadrians gate, Is the starting point of a very nice walk around the restored old city of Antalya. It is restored wonderfully, Lots of very nice shops and resturaunts. In fact, the best part of Antalya
Written September 11, 2022
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