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Address: Old Town, Antalya, Turkey
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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A historical site not to be missed. Just off Atatürk Boulevard you’ll see...

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.

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An ancient alien

There're stairs to the closed door in the middle of tower)) Interesting views, some broken steps and absolutely free entrance.

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Lviv, Ukraine
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Lviv, Ukraine
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There're stairs to the closed door in the middle of tower)) Interesting views, some broken steps and absolutely free entrance.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Turkey is an amazing place of incredible historic significance. This can be overlooked when the heat, the beach and the shopping are also so good but the long flow of history across the whole region adds another dimension. The Romans were in Turkey for a significant period and the whole mediteranean area of Turkey has loads of temples, and archaeological... More 

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Istanbul
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, what can I say, it's a gate, you can still walk through it, it's impressive to look at. It's a large triple arched gate constructed I believe in 130 AD to commemorate Emperor Hadrian's visit to the city. It's worth seeing if you are in the old town. Lots of shops and restaurants nearby.

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Treharris, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

be careful of people saying they will show you the best or quickest way here , a local stopped us at bus stop and said it was his job to show people best way when we got there he held his hand out for money and got annoyed when i gave him 5 lira he said its not enough

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive Roman ruins the real gem is what you find behind it in the old town. You dont need much time to see the gate but you do need time to explore the old town

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This part of the city is very historical with many old buildings and streets to walk through all very close by. Market and shopping choices + plenty of restaurants to enjoy during sightseeing.

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Almunecar, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is amazing to find such an imposing example of Roman architecture in such comparatively good condition an still performing its original function as a gate.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful gate opening to the old town of Kaleici. Feels very nostalgic walking through these gates which go straight to the old shops and alleys. Wonderful architecture in every aspect.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place for snapping some cool photos and for spending a nice afternoon. Though, I must admit that I expect more from a place with such history (the gates were built in the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian Roman, who visited the city in the year 130).  Nevertheless, a must see if you visit Antalya.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for stroll many different little alleyways with different buildings some are being renovated now and looking very smart.We saw a young couple and their wedding guests walking through.

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