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Porta Nigra

Porta-Nigra-Platz, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 651 978080
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This huge stone gate has stood as a symbol of the city since the second century.
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Porta-Nigra-Platz, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 651 978080
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Reviewed yesterday

It's impressive, and no visit to Trier would be complete without it. You can walk under it without cost.

Thank F1veStar
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an amazing piece of history. Trier was a major city for the Romans and Constantine lived in Trier. This building is worth going to if you are in Trier & are interested in history.

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went with my husband.... Really enjoyed this sight. Only negative was that there are no rest rooms (which I know is not the end of the world). Overall a nice sight to see and doesn't take to long (we spend about 40 minutes there)

Thank julialogan1982
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This will hardly take you any time at all but it is really fantastic and a great photo opportunity. It is close to many restaurants and can be very busy in the evening. My hotel room overlooked the Porta Nigra. On a Wednesday evening in...More

Thank michael a
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to visit Porta Nigra while in Trier, although you won't spend too much time there, nice view over the city centre.

Thank WilfredvM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting Trier, you can hardly miss this monumental gate. A souvenir of the Roman Empire and more or less the symbol of Trier. Here you can really touch history.

Thank CarolienBAC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sehenswert Eintrittsgeld beim Aufstieg über die Treppe zum Ausblick über die Stadt. Porta Nigra gor his name from the black color of the the monument is built with This roman monument is part of the historical witness of the romans who founded Treveris Romanum along...More

Thank Christa Barbara A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So huge! Very impressive with its double wall. We didn't go in. Look like it had grooves for a portcullis type of defence.

Thank curlytail55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful port with lots of history but crowded.Could be beter preserved. But it is very interesting. You can also walk on top of the Porta Nigra, nice walk , access to old city center.

Thank Rolf P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Porta Nigra looms large over the northern portion of Trier. I definitely reminds one of the Roman origins of the city. Built on several levels, there are stairs to climb, but the view is dominating. Inside are beautiful carvings from some years later. There...More

Thank SuzanneetRon
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Casey J
25 May 2017|
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Response from LarsDane | Reviewed this property |
Slightly off-topic - but anyway; try and have a look at the Walter Trier Gallery in Ontario. For obscure reasons TA does not allow direct links in answers... I'm not sure this is the guy - but have a look. I'm not sure he's... More
5 August 2016|
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Response from Leo P | Reviewed this property |
Book down town. There several sites all close to downtown. We did not stay so no help on hotels sorry.
16 July 2015|
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Response from Roland R | Reviewed this property |
The Porta Nigra was built in grey sandstone between 186 and 200 AD. The original gate consisted of two four-storied towers, projecting as near semicircles on the outer side. A narrow courtyard separated the two gate openings... More
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