Arch of Galerius, Thessaloniki

One of the city's most important and intriguing landmarks, the remains of Arch of Galerius provide a glimpse into Greece's long and fascinating history. The triumphal structure was built in the 4th century and today three of the eight pillars survive along with the masonry cores of the arches. Roman Emperor Galerius commissioned the monument to celebrate his victory over the Persians, and to this day you can witness scenes of the war on the remaining marble slabs. Spend some time interpreting the depictions and soak up the lively atmosphere of this popular meeting spot. There are a number of bars, restaurants, and tourist attractions in the area. To visit Arch of Galerius and other attractions in Thessaloniki, use our Thessaloniki travel route app .
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  • A beautifully carved Roman arch in the heart of the city, situated next to the road near the Rotunda temple. Not something you expect to stumble upon when walking along one of the main roads. Close to...  more »
  • That monument was built by the emperor Valerius, in order to be remembered his vistorious war against the Persians.  more »
  • The most famous meeting point of the metropolis of the Greek North, unfortunately has left to his fate with responsibility for incompetent anthrwpidiwn that depict the experts and municipal leaders. It is a common responsibility of both the Ministry of culture and the municipality of Thessaloniki for the mockery of this great monument which, remember, one day you will ... break out and I collapsed on the heads of some innocent bystanders who will pass underneath.
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  • one of the best, open, well preserved arch art i've seen. and probably the best things to see in Thessaloniki.
  • All the complex is magnificent, a pity that more is not conserved.
  • Weard people gather there but there are many good sites to drink and eat around.
  • A perfect example of the architecture of the past, now the common meeting place of students and young adults!
  • epic place...nice cafes next to this place its a must for turists go fo it drink a coffee at the morning.
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