Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, Bodrum City

(3.1/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
Admire Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the only standing historic site of the original Seven Wonders of Antiquity. Built in the 4th century BCE, this 1,500-year-old mausoleum is known for the novelty of its architectural style compared to other buildings of its time. Although many of the artifacts from the mauseoleum are on display in museums around the world, the ruins here include column pieces that display ancient Greek stone-carving work, an ancient stairway, and parts of mosaics. View some of these artifacts and mosaics at the museum adjacent to the ruins and learn about the history behind them. Wear comfortable shoes so you can get around easily. Note that the site is readily accessible from the city center and local metro station. With our international travel planner, Bodrum City attractions like Mausoleum of Halicarnassus 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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  • Unfortunately some stones have remained from one of the seven wonders of the world. This tomb has been built by queen Artemisia for his husband Mauseleus so that his name wil not be forgotten. As a re...  more »
  • מאוזולוס, ששלט בקאריה בין השנים 377-353 לפני הספירה, לא היה נכנס לספרי ההיסטוריה אלמלא אשתו, שהייתה גם אחותו, ארטימיסיהלאחר מותו, החליטה המלכה המתאבלת לבנות לאחיה-בעלה קבר מפואר. היא שכרה את שירותיו ש...  more »
  • Once upon a time, which is one of the seven wonders of the world is the ruins of the open air Museum of the mausoleum of Halikarnassus. The stones used in the construction of Bodrum Castle, nothing more. If you are interested in history once. The Museum card is valid.
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  • Well preserved relics but the museum is small and with not enough info. Very difficult to find.
  • It's a shame that they didn't make more of this actual wonder of the world. It's an ancient heritage site, and the "museum" consists of a few slides and boards explaining a bit the relations between different sizes of the found ruins (hand drawn in the 80s one would assume). Also, the ruins can be walked on and people would even leave some garbage around the ancient pillars. It's still a great site and sight, but they should take care more of something as old as the Mausoleum. Imagine the Romans would let the Colosseum rot like this.
  • It is a small museum in Bodrum. There is not so much indications to find the place. However it is a well preserved ruins where used to be one of the ancient 7 world wonders. So, I think that it is worth a visit!!
  • Charming place, one of the wonders of the world. Atmosphere is exciting.
  • below average-average is 3 starts clearly 1 star is below avergase