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Arch of Galerius, Thessaloniki

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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. Plan to see Arch of Galerius and other attractions that appeal to you using our Thessaloniki vacation builder.
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  • Next to Universities, generations and generations of students dwsan here the first appointment, recently conserved by the Eforia toppers Archaiotitwn. Must
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  • Point in the city of Thessalonica steeped in history. Roman portal in the Greek city. Worth the visit.
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  • This is a beautiful spot to walk through, and worth lingering to admire the fabulous marble carvings on the insides of the arches. It's very photogenic.  more »
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  • Thessaloniki is my favourite city but I'm a bit biased because I grew up there. It was inspiring to see all the ancient ruins around town and it transported my imagination to the time of the Roman empire. Seeing the arch and other ancient ruins adjacent to it blending in with modern day civilization is not to be missed. On its own, it's impressive enough but putting it in context with the other ruins around it is the closest you'll come to going through a time machine.
  • It is amazing to see how the ancient / Ottoman remnants blend with the modern city. This is a great example. Must see this nice piece of art.
  • Easy to find and even if you aren't the most historically educated, simple to read the engravings and let you understand what happened Variety of coffee shops so you can purchase a drink and have a detailed look or even just passing by you can admire it. Must see
  • An amazing historical structure. It is safe to visit and and safe upper-middle class neighborhood. My aunt lives 5 minutes away. We stayed with her on our visit.
  • Nice Arch, I could not find any info-shield though...