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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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  • Interesting arch. Is impressive! 299 a year. Straight is impressive! Preserved interesting bas-reliefs. Standing next to the Rotunda of St. George.
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  • Appointment in Thessaloniki? Where else? The Arch! It's the classic meeting point for students, Thessalonians, guests of the city ... One of the most typical Byzantine Monuments of Thessaloniki, Egnatia Street, located a short distance from the Rotunda. It is one of the must see of Thessaloniki.
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  • It's a wonderful monument, in the Centre of Thessaloniki city which is worth visiting as part of the overall ride in the city. It is also a very beautiful meeting point as well;)
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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...