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Ruins of Pergamum

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Address: 8 km (5 mi) from Bergama, Bergama, Turkey
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+90 232 632 6663

Among the most spectacular in Turkey, the site has remarkable remains from...

Among the most spectacular in Turkey, the site has remarkable remains from the Roman and Byzantine periods.

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Visited 2007

The temples and ruins of this mountaintop city are breathtaking particularly in the thunderstorm as we strolled over the rocky terrain and explored the grounds of the C. 200 BCE... read more

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Peter C
Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The temples and ruins of this mountaintop city are breathtaking particularly in the thunderstorm as we strolled over the rocky terrain and explored the grounds of the C. 200 BCE sanitarium including the tunnels where patients would hear "instructions" from the gods whispered thru hidden vents

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Visiting the Pergamon ancient city is also a must for histroically interested people. It is easy to find and fairly easilly accessible by cable car or car. Now it is very easy to walk around and see the marvels of the old city. Again the sad thing is there are almost no tourists. We counted 9 in addition to ourselves... More 

Thank bulgenes
Jerusalem District, Israel
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Wow this is an amazing Greco-Roman city. It was a real pitty i did not have much time to enjoy it all. I dont recommend to walk all the way up unless you have plenty of time or have a vehie. It takes about 40 mins from the central bus station. The cable car is 10TL I highly recomend it... More 

Thank Marcos Enrique R
Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

You are so high on the hilltop you can see "forever." The temple is great and the stadium is pretty amazing if you climb down from the top. This was our first stop on the 7 churches tour we drove ourselves. A little hard to get there, you can take a gondola ride up to the top (for a fee)... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

If you are in Turkey, you must take the time to see the ruins of Pergamum. The millennia and weather and earthquakes have taken their toll on this historic site but you can still see the ibrancy of what this site once was.

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Twin Cities, MN
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Pergamum is beautiful with its beautiful columns and amphitheater, which could seat over 10,000 people. It is situated on a steep incline and overlooks the city of Bergama. The site itself is excellent. You can reach it by elevator or by a small, steep road if you are brave enough. Several paths take you through the ruins where lovely trees... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We finally made the climb to this site. Should have taken the gondola. Well worth the visit. Quite a lot of people there on the day we went.

Thank Kay S
Beverley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Well worth the trip, due to its height is accessed by cable car (15TL pp) and quite literally awesome to see the spectacular ancient city constructed on top of a mountain. Good to visit in May & October, might be too hot in July & August. If you are on a sightseeing trip eg to include Asclepion, Ephesus, Pamukkale may... More 

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Wallace, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

It was amazing to take the funicular to the Acropolis which is located high above the contemporary town of Bergama in Turkey. The rocky site also overlooks beautiful Kestel Baraji lake. The ruins are Greek and Roman and date to before the 2nd century BC (I think), and are very evocative. Among the most well known are the Temple of... More 

Thank Marsha S
Manalapan, New Jersey
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

Our guide said that this is her favorite archaeological site. Having seen it, I can see why. It has a spectacular location on the top of a mountain. Very hot in the summer, but well worth seeing.

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