Cryptoportiques, Arles

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Admire the first-century architecture of Cryptoportiques--three double, parallel passageways that were part of the forum. Fifty piers hold up the tunnel-like structures, which are arranged in a U shape. These once may have been barracks for slaves. Though the name is Roman, markings on the stones indicate that Greeks built these Arles structures. The Chapel of the Jesuit College and the City Hall now reside where the forum used to. Use our Arles online trip maker to visit Cryptoportiques on your trip to Arles, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • If you like places abandoned, beaten, savages in their being artificial, the cryptoporticoes li you have to visit, just to breathe a certain type of atmosphere than in the rest of the city, always so chic and open, does not exist. If you don't get excited i sotteranei moist and without any particular attraction you can skip them. To access always recommend the tourist card, as the price per person is quite high for what is proposed.
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  • Interesting but rather dark and dank with lots of puddles when we visited in early March. Access in the Town Hall. It is part of the attractions included in the passport. Probably wouldn't bother to v...  more »
  • A bit dark and humid; but excellent place to hide and seek. Attention to the not straight ground in some places
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