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Arch of Galerius, Thessaloniki

Categories: Monuments, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
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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  • Although it has been targeted by vandals is a meeting point for friends is a monument to the Roman period and it was built in honor of the Roman Emperor when he returned victorious after their wars against the Persians in 306 ad.
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  • This historic monument as well as the wider region were left to their own devices and in placing each item anarchoaytonomoy. A pity!
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  • The arch is part of a complex of excavations and reconstructions that starts at the Rotunda and heads to the coast. The carvings on the arch are very impressive although I'm not sure how they will cop...  read more »
  • Historic place. A tourist must visit it. The neighborhood around isn't the safest.
  • Important monument and great meeting place!
  • Meeting place, worth seeing
  • Great place!
  • So surreal to have a landmark like this in the middle of such a cosmopolitan city!
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