Hadrian's Gate, Antalya

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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). Make Hadrian's Gate part of your personalized Antalya itinerary using our Antalya online route planner .
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  • Now dont expect something extraordinary, whilst you are walking in the old town you will have the chance to pass by this gate. It is pretty and i cannot complain. Its worth a picture. Walk through it ...  more »
  • Hi all, they read and engagement in a gun falls your way if saying I'm sure there are places you need to see Hadrian Gate is one of the most important place. (uc capillary) you may as. Antalya Yacht Harbour Castle and Watermelon up waterfall.
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  • We passed through Hadrian Wall as we left the beautiful harbour in the Old Town, the arch is impressive and historical so worth taking a little time to explore and really look back and think of all th...  more »
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  • Well worth a visit. If possible climb the tower at the side of the arches ( access may be through the carpet shop) as there are good views / photography position at the top. Over the years the gate had been altered by the addition of protection over the entrance steps , but considering its age it is in good condition.
  • Beautiful, fun to walk through but would have liked more tourist information available..... How did they 'find' the gate? Where did it go?
  • We visited the place at night, it was amazing with all kind lights and the very nice streets sounding. The old city of Antalya is a place you must visit to enjoy the bazaar and the food.
  • an easy attraction to see. nice to walk through towards the shops and restaurants close by.
  • A must-see place in Antalya. History in everyday life.

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