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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is well worth the time and money to go into this old gate, plus the view of the city from the top is quite nice.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is really a very nice historical area with cafes, restaurants and a very good market full of life.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Porta Nigra is so named for the blackened color of its sone. It’s a fine gate to the old city and can be easily climbed by the interior steps, and there is a panoramic view of the city from the top. Very worthwhile an a good starting point for seeing Trier and the tourist center is adjacent.

Thank JoeBaileyCole
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive building. Even better with the sun shining.
It is also within walking distance of other landmarks.

Thank Peter v
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is my most seen monument.
I visit every time I'm in Trier.
The Romans did a great job without machinery or computers.

Thank Manuel P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

September 6, 2018 - As part of a Rhine/Mosel River Cruise, we did a walking tour of Trier, Germany's oldest city, lies at the head of the scenic Mosel Valley near the Luxembourg border. An ancient Roman capital, Trier brags that it was inhabited for 1,300 years before the Romans arrived. Our river cruise ship docked in a convenient location for us to take a walking tour and we had a great local guide.

Our first stop was at porta nigra or the Black Gate. It was one of several Roman Gates but is the only one to survive. During the middle ages, the Gates were no longer needed so the stones were taken and used in other buildings. However, the Greek monk, Simeon, lived in the ruins of the Black Gate. After Simeon's death,a monastery was build next to the Gate and then to save the Gate from further destruction, a church was build over the Gate. In 1802, Napoleon ordered the church and monastery destroyed and the Gate preserved in its original form.

Amazing history! Equally amazing was the view of the Black Gate. A must see while visiting Trier. Actually, it is difficult to miss since it is so large.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most attractions form this long ago in history are look but don't touch, this one allows you to climb in side and go to the top if you like, Great photo ops from the various levels. As many of the other reviews have stated, awesome place and worthwhile checking out.

Thank Cangolf
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

Trier is the oldest city in Germany and was occupied by the Romans. The Romans built the Porta Nigra back in 200AD. This is a truly amazing structure and worth the visit along with the other remains from that time period. You are able to walk throughout the structure and photos can be taken. There is a lift if unable to use the stairs. The top level gives a great view over parts of Trier. As well there are other areas linked to Porta Nigra that are worth the time to visit.

Thank graeme A
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

It's one thing to see the Black Gate from a distance; or even close. BUT to be able to go inside and climb to the top was incredible!!! I remember seeing Porta Nigra decades ago as a child but this visit was so much more impressive!! To be able to see the inside and the detail of the Gate built with no mortar and imagining the work that went into this incredible structure was truly amazing.

Thank mrskemosabe
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

A must-do in Trier. This was well worth a stop in to explore inside, climb to the top level, and take in the history. This is an excellent "museum" for those who dislike museums or have short attention spans.

Thank Alexandra F
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