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

This huge stone gate has stood as a symbol of the city since the second century.

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A neat place!

It was nice visiting it at night with a friend taking us on a tour starting from there. Its interesting to know its history since the Roman times and through Napoleon and up till... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Hisham E
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was nice visiting it at night with a friend taking us on a tour starting from there. Its interesting to know its history since the Roman times and through Napoleon and up till now!

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The symbol od Trier, this black gate welcomes you if coming wrom the east to old town. Bigger than I thought.

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San Genesio Atesino, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Porta Nigra is the symbol of the city of Trier, and for a good reason. It's a very well preserved example of a typical roman door, very rare beyond the alps, and still the door to the citycenter. Inside of it there is a guided route which explains very well the history and developement of the Porta and of... More 

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Horsens, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The city gate was build around 200 AD by the Romans as a gate guarding the northern entrance to the city. It is the largest city gate north of the Alps, and is a solid manifestation of how well established Trier was as a Roman stronghold in the declining years of the empire. Porta Nigra is the only gate left;... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many people come to see Porta Nigra in the daytime. We were fortunate to have stayed long enough to take a pic at night. It adds a feel of the Old World as you walk through.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main, nice and really historical attraction in Trier, close to the information center were possible to get all information.

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Mercure Hotel across the road from the Porta Nigra; to see it lit at night, in the early morning sun and through the afternoon rain was just magical. To think of the legions of Romans, the millions of people, the lives of all who have walked through these ancient gates is staggering.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was built between 186 and 200 AD and is the largest Roman city gate north of the Alps. It's the only one left of the original four in the town. At one time it was a church...in the early 11th century. in 1802 Napoleon got rid of the church and two years later he had it restored to its... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say that no one else has already said, this is a must see in such an old, beautiful town.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With the AntiqCard, entrance is included and you receive a mini pamphlet in your language of choice (English in my case). I found all the detailed history in the pamphlet compelling and the views from the first floor are lovely.

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