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“Historical site worth a vist” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hadrian's Gate

Hadrian's Gate
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$123.75*
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Private Tour: Antalya City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #9 of 138 things to do in Antalya
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A historical site not to be missed. Just off Atatürk Boulevard you’ll see the impressive three double arches of the gates, which were erected in 130 to celebrate the visit of Emperor Hadrian. Legend has it that in ancient times, the queen of Sheba passed through the middle arch on her way to Aspensos and spent a happy night with King Salomon. With the exception of the columns, the arch is made from white marble and is richly decorated.
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Historical site worth a vist”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

Quite and interesting historical site opposite a busy part of time. A chance to mix some culture with some retail therapy!

Visited April 2013
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“Impressive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

Find it yourself locals are clueless. Stands out you can't miss it and most of the other historic sites are walking distance in the old city.

Visited April 2013
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Cheshire
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“Gateway to another world”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

We first arrived at Hadrians Gate in the mother of all downpours and thunderstorms. It was so heavy that along with and assortment of fellow tourists we took shelter in the Eye of Allah shop just on the other side of the gateway for an hour at least while all hell broke lose around us. The two lads who run the shop were really pleasant and helpful, and the old town, revisited on a better day, was beautiful.

Visited April 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Very ancient gate”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

Hadrian was everywhere in Turkey. This gate is ancient with most of the original stone. Worth a look in the old town

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful ancient relic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Standing proud - this roman gate is a fantastic site right in the middle of town, amazing that it is still standing, lovely workmanship that has lasted the ages. Imagine what it must have looked like when new with the statues of Hadrian & family (now removed) on the top - what a tribute !! You can just walk up to it ( a Turkish Marble Arch ??) - a must see. Then please cross the main road to see the old (new) resin faux Roman statues - one roman soldier with helmet & shield sitting waiting for a bus, another, in a toga, using a mobile phone, another lifting his toga to pee on a cashpoint machine - weird AND funny

Visited July 2012
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