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Hadrian's Gate, Antalya

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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Hadrian's Gate represents a triumphal arch dedicated to Roman emperor Hadrian, who came to the city in 130 CE. The gate sits flanked by two towers and richly decorated with marble columns, coffered ceilings, and stone carvings featuring floral motifs, rosettes, and lion heads. While the southern tower was built in Hadrian's time, the upper part of the northern tower represents the Seljuk period. Notice the deep trenches in the stone pavement under the central arch, imprinted by the wheels of thousands of wagons. Nearby streets are lined with restaurants and shops selling carpets, glassware, spices, and dried fruit. Observe the three-arched gate from one of the benches of the park on its east side while sipping tea (seek out an itinerant çaycı--a Turkish tea waiter). With our custom trip planner, Antalya attractions like Hadrian's Gate can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Hadrian's Gate is one of the rare Roman monuments to withstand the time in Antalya. What is so exciting about this monument is that it makes you feel you are entering a thousand years old town where y...  read more »
  • Hadrian's Gate is an interesting structure which nowadays seems to act like a gate into the old city. The view looking in (from the main road) into the old city is lovely, showing a cobblestoned road ...  read more »
  • visited Antalya last month - lovely place to visit with a lot of history. took some nice pictures - defo worth a visit. 
  • Nice to see. Not a big deal
  • A nice historic gate. And when you enter through those gates you may ay find very lovely restaurants.
  • it's built in Roman age,separate the old city from the new city,many tourists come here to take pictures.
  • Super cool old part of city
  • Very good
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