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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  • Undoubtedly a beautiful monument, with reliefs concerning the exploits of Galerius in the war against the Persians. The visit is free because the arch is along the road (near the Rotunda), but worth stopping to watch him carefully.
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  • Arch of Gelarius is located quite close to the city center of Thessaloniki. It could be described as one of most obvious remnants of the ancient Greek period in Thessaloniki. I was amazed by the delic...  more »
  • greeks generally undervalue their Roman heritage - this is a major piece of monumental archticture and deserves a visit, which is easy as it is in the city centre  more »
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  • The place is the best in town it has the nicest shadows. An inspiring monument of architecture. And the locals are the most beautiful. But you cannot find coffee around here.
  • A gate to travel 1700 years ago, to the ancient thessaloniki at roman times.unfortunately remains only a part of the double arch that covered the path from roman temple -rotonda (north)to the galerius palace south of it. Take a look to the detailed figures
  • Together with "the white tower", "kamara" is a symbol for the city! Must be seen in combination with the remains of Galerious palace which are located in Gounari str. However be carefull because the region around Kamara is a meeting point for junkies and drug dealers.
  • Really unforgettable experience. Here we can find the remains of a great arch which stands as a symbol of victory. Arch is made of stone which contains many sculptural works.
  • Build for celebrating the glorious campaings of emperor Galerius! The frieze of it shows figures and many animals (elephants and camels... Today only the half of it survives.... but it remains the meeting point for all the resindets

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