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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Carla d
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Well worth a look. Not well maintained and the signage is ordinary, but given the cheap entry price, you don't feel disappointed. I don't normally review archaelogical sites, but I wanted to mention this one because of what we experienced after. As you walk out the gate, turn left and there is a tiny three table kitchenette about 30 metres... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I know there is not a lot to show here since most of it is really.in pieces as they recover and restore (i hope) the site, but there really is not that much here historically or for sight searchers. See it, but go in with low expectations as there is not a lot on offer.

Thank Mario P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Remaining's of 1 of the 7 wonders of the antique world, the site displays also a small museum with some sculpted stones. Why not see it while in Bodrum? Best way to visit is getting a cab and ask the driver to bring you to the amphitheater (free visit = 15'), the Mindos gate (free visit = 15') and finish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the opportunities to see one of the ancient wonders of the world. Although destroyed several times they have done an admirable job evoking the structures with exhibits and artifacts. A must see.

Thank Cal_Travel_Lover
Rastede, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Don't miss that piece of world history when you come to Bodrum! Mausoleum of Halicarnassus is a must!

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