Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum)

Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum)

Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum)
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Fountains
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  • Mum of 2 boys
    England, United Kingdom6 contributions
    Side (via the public buses)
    We made our own way to Side. One bus from Kiziligac to Manavgat (€1 each) and another from Manavgat to Side (€1 each). When you get to Side bus station you can walk to the ruins - they’re literally right next to them and a short walk to the theatre but if you don’t like the heat, just watch the shuttle buses with cost 40cents each and film/ photograph the ruins as you go by!! The theatre and museum are the only things you have to pay extra for ( if you want to go in). The theatre cost me 180TL (they don’t accept euro but you can pay on card). There are information boards in English to give you some insight into the history of it all. Very impressive and a good photo opportunity. On foot, walk through the shopping area to the harbour and follow the sea along to the left to come to the Apollen Temple. Again, all free to look around and take photos. Very impressive, especially when you see the size of the fallen pieces. Just how did they build these structures back then?!! My children 16&11 were happy to take a couple of pics in Side, very happy to look in the shops but were also happy to get back to the hotel to cool off in the pool. I’m glad we went, to see a bit of history and that we made our own way there very easily. I would not have paid coach trip prices.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 7, 2023
  • KatharineReviews
    Newbury, United Kingdom91 contributions
    Stunning
    This is one of the nearest ancient city parts to the parking and public transport area but, along with the Apollo temple and the amphitheatre, one of the most stunning. Great to think how it may have worked when fully functioning but some noticeboards also give guidance. A must-see for any visitor to Side.
    Visited September 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 27, 2020
  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary1,538 contributions
    Nice walk among the ruins
    We took a Dolmus (for 1,50 euros) near our hotel and visited the old town and Marina in Side. Monumental Fountain is located in the ancient city, where you can walk freely. It dates back to 2nd century BC, so if you are interested in the past it’s worth to see it. Nice walk and magnificent views! In autumn it wasn’t overcrowded, so we enjoyed it.
    Visited November 2022
    Written January 11, 2023
  • Mihai T
    Bucharest, Romania90 contributions
    Amazing
    Exceptional building. good preserved. If you are there toi musy see temple.of.apollo too. Whole area is amazing and full of ruins and history.
    Visited September 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 25, 2020
  • andycoldham
    Crawley, United Kingdom874 contributions
    Beautiful Building
    The fountains are on the main road into Side old town, you cannot get to close as they are all fenced off due to them being unstable. However tourists can get a good view of the baths from the street and its a great photo opportunity that costs nothing.
    Visited September 2018
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 21, 2018
  • HamzaBham
    Birmingham, United Kingdom39 contributions
    I'm worth a visit
    As with all historical sites, make sure you at least Google some quick historical facts and then visit with an open mind and a vivid imagination. Otherwise you'll just see a pile of rocks and a partially restored walls .
    Visited December 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 18, 2020
  • QualityTime4us
    Leicester, United Kingdom399 contributions
    Striking
    Side is essentially a pedestrian town and our taxi dropped us off at the bus terminal/car park so you walk down past this impressive piece of architecture.
    Visited September 2020
    Written September 17, 2020
  • And&Di
    Wales, United Kingdom119 contributions
    Spectacular
    A must visit at night where it is lit up with amazing effect ...well worth a visit ..I would advise good footwear as it is a ruin and ground was very uneven yet worth a visit by
    Visited June 2019
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 11, 2019
  • Gabika
    Bratislava, Slovakia17 contributions
    Side monument
    A nice walk around an ancient monumen, in the city, no fees. There is a road running nearby, so the cars may not make it easy to take nice pictures with it
    Visited September 2018
    Traveled with family
    Written September 13, 2018
  • bbazs
    Budapest, Hungary57 contributions
    nice historical site
    It is very interesting to see the different layers from the different historical times. sadly it's still under exporation so you can not go close.
    Visited September 2018
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 13, 2018
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Mihai T
Bucharest, Romania90 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Exceptional building. good preserved. If you are there toi musy see temple.of.apollo too. Whole area is amazing and full of ruins and history.
Written October 25, 2020
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andycoldham
Crawley, UK874 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
The fountains are on the main road into Side old town, you cannot get to close as they are all fenced off due to them being unstable. However tourists can get a good view of the baths from the street and its a great photo opportunity that costs nothing.
Written September 21, 2018
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HamzaBham
Birmingham, UK39 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
As with all historical sites, make sure you at least Google some quick historical facts and then visit with an open mind and a vivid imagination. Otherwise you'll just see a pile of rocks and a partially restored walls .
Written December 18, 2020
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QualityTime4us
Leicester, UK399 contributions
Sep 2020
Side is essentially a pedestrian town and our taxi dropped us off at the bus terminal/car park so you walk down past this impressive piece of architecture.
Written September 17, 2020
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And&Di
Wales, UK119 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
A must visit at night where it is lit up with amazing effect ...well worth a visit ..I would advise good footwear as it is a ruin and ground was very uneven yet worth a visit by
Written June 11, 2019
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Gabika
Bratislava, Slovakia17 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
A nice walk around an ancient monumen, in the city, no fees. There is a road running nearby, so the cars may not make it easy to take nice pictures with it
Written September 13, 2018
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bbazs
Budapest, Hungary57 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
It is very interesting to see the different layers from the different historical times. sadly it's still under exporation so you can not go close.
Written September 13, 2018
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Lina T
Amsterdam, The Netherlands23 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
The fountain was very big en impressive to see in real life. The children loved it. You have to see it If You come to Turkey
Written June 19, 2018
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garydavid
Leeds, UK20 contributions
Jan 2018
I was honestly surprised at how much there was to see in Side and all of it was very interesting to me. The Nymphaeum was great to look at and take pictures. As with all the other extremely closeby ruins I definitely recommend visiting Side and spending time outside of the centre walking around looking at this attraction as well as the others!
Written January 14, 2018
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Colin B
Rotherham, UK30 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Jumped on the local bus to see this and was not disappointed. We first thought this was it until we looked further down and saw the Roman road and the Ampitheatre in the distance. When you have walked passed all of this you then entered so small streets littered with shops that finally took you down to the Temple of Apollo
Written August 1, 2016
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