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“A real link to the Roman Empire” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Triumphal Arch

Triumphal Arch
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“A real link to the Roman Empire”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

The Triumphal Arch stands on the old Via Agrippa but nothing of this remains. We visited on a beautiful day which shows the Arch at its best, set amongst trees. The facade remains very ornate, although there is some weathering, to be expected after 2000 years. The underside of the three arches are the best preserved with all the carving remaining intact. The Arch seems oddly out of place as a part of the Roman Empire but links to he Theâtre Antique and to other imperial remnants in France, especially the South. It is well worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
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Windsor, Canada
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“Very impressive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

This appears to me to be similar to a triumphal arch outside he Rman Colosseum. Unfortunately, this was a rainy day and I jumped out of the van only long enough to take a few pictures. I would have liked to spend more time here, up closer to examine the inscriptions. On a sunny day, this would be worth the trip for the interested in history and specifically Roman ruins.

Visited May 2013
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Louisville
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“Poignant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

This Arch is even older than the Roman theater in the center of town. There is a lot going on in the friezes, including many sad faces of the Gallic people subjugated by Rome.

Visited April 2013
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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worth the walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

A shame traffic stills drives round the outside of the square. All the same, the stories of victorious Roman navies, and its armies quashing the Gauls, can still be made out in the sculptures adorning this impressive arch.

Visited March 2013
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Bloomington, Indiana
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“Picturesque, but not terribly interesting for most”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

If you know a lot about Roman history and are interested in architectural detail and military traditions, the arch will be more engaging than if you don't. It is picturesque and the walk to it from the theater is pleasant, but if you miss a close-up look, it's probably OK.

Visited October 2012
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