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Hadrian's Gate

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Address: Old Town, Antalya, Turkey
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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A historical site not to be missed. Just off Atatürk Boulevard you’ll see...

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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A must see in Antalya!

This is the old town of Antalya. Amazing narrow streets and houses of different designs; a lovely walk through the place, which is a maze of alleys, so you have to ask your way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the old town of Antalya. Amazing narrow streets and houses of different designs; a lovely walk through the place, which is a maze of alleys, so you have to ask your way around or draw it on the map before hand. It is not a big place, but very enjoyable, and on the other side of the old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unique architecture. Preserved in time. Definitely worth seeing. Once you are on the main avenue to reach the old town and the harbor must pass through it.

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Thank sirmanovi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This historical place located in center of antalya,cumhuriat st. Thus place is a good atmosphere for historical likers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a look and for those not impressed by history matters there are plenty of shops and restaurants at hand. You really get a feeling of being in touch with the past walking in this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a historical landmark! I stayed in a hotel inside of the Hadrian's Gate and all the whole atmosphere makes you dream of the past. People are very friendly and warm. The train passes close by, so you can go anywhere in the city. Inside of the Hadrian's Gate are many restaurants, museums, pubs, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entrance to Kaleici or "Old Town'...the original and ancient part of the city still standing. Go through it's gates and enter a time capsule in the past. Ottoman structures and homes still stand. Many handcrafted items sold by merchants, many bistros, bars cafes and restaurants and more. It's quiet, peaceful, like entering another world. I loved it. It leaves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highlight of hoilday was finding this place.the warren of small streets with nice shops and fantastic restaurants.No hassle and reasonably priced

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The history, the architect. What it must have been like back when this place was alive back in the day. The stories, the way of life.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first went to Antalya in 2011 and missed this sight. It took me four years to finally see it as it links Perge and Aspendos. It was well worth the wait to someone who loves history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit in the old center of Antalya. The gates fantastically devise Old and modern parts of the city. Was a bit difficult to find as we entered Kalici from the other side and there where no info signs how to access the gate from there. Also it is good to know that Locals call this gates Uc... More 

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