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Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

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Address: Tepecik, Bodrum City, Turkey
Phone Number: 0252 316 1219
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My family visited the Mausoleum as part of our '7 wonders' tour. We were surprised the local resorts didn't offer any excursions to the site. We travelled to the mausoleum by... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kelmba
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an incredibly exciting experience walking through the ruins of our ancestors pre 500 AD! Loved!

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walsall, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took us a while to find as it is hidden away. As it is a tourist attraction run by the Turkish government payment is only in Turkish Lira (we were on a cruise and only had Euros with us). Very easy to pay on credit card. Amazing place to visit. Lots of shade and some very good displays trying to... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family visited the Mausoleum as part of our '7 wonders' tour. We were surprised the local resorts didn't offer any excursions to the site. We travelled to the mausoleum by taxi. I'm glad we did as it might have been hard to find. The site is tucked away on what looks like a back street. Very few signs are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went at end of July. Entry is 10 Turkish Lira. Recommend going in the morning before the sun gets too intense as it is open air. Very good to see what's left. one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. In essence it is just a pile of rocks but just to say you been and seen this place... More 

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Burry Port, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's not much left of this ancient wonder, but it still has a certain atmosphere and what is there is well displayed. The interpretation is good and there are the remains of massive architecture and a few delicate bits of carving.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is a short walk from the castle and very easy to find. The entry fee is cheap so worth visiting to see where the word "mausoleum" originates from. There is the outdoor area where the tomb used to be and also a small indoor section where you can view a model of what the tomb and area used to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Yes it's sad to walk onto this ruin that was once one of the Seven Wonders of the World ...you go back to Bodrum Castle and you see the most of this Mausoleum in the stones around you, yes you are walking into history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

The Mausoleum, the oldest and most significant treasure of Bodrum. A tomb built by Artemisia II in honor of her husband, king Mausolos. The structure had more than 150 feet ,first destroyed by earthquake and then found by knights of St John , that used its stones to construct the Castle os St Peter. From one of the seven Wounders... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Not the easiest place to find if you travel independently but worth the effort. Once there, it's informative and amazing to consider it is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We were fascinated by the history which dates back and before the earthquake it would have been an amazing site but u must also visit the rooms and see the fab video with so much information sadly they don't sell the video but u can see it on ytube followed by a trip to the amphitheatre of course fairly close... More 

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