Side Museum, Side

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
Explore some of the most notable ruins of an ancient town in Asia Minor at Side Museum. A complex of Roman baths, with pools and mosaics dating from the 5th and 6th centuries CE, houses the museum's collection. The exhibits include sun dials, portraits and busts, sarcophagi and steles, weapon embossing work, columns, pedestals, and capitals from Roman, Hellenistic, and Byzantine periods. Look for the Roman copies of Greek statues of Heracles, Hermes, Athena, Apollo, the Three Graces, and Nike. The late Hittite period is represented by several basalt craters. Professor Arif Müfid Mansel discovered most of the artifacts in excavations during 1947-1967. To visit Side Museum and other attractions in Manavgat, use our Manavgat itinerary maker.
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  • Side museum is a very nice, interesting and informative little museum which exhibits some of the priceless findings in the surroundings. Placed in the ruins of Side the museum creates a unique atmosph...  read more »
  • Very nice museum housed in the rebuilt baths. Great selection of status and other exhibits with info boards in Turkish, German and English. The rooms are just as important and impressive but the only ...  read more »
  • The place is quite interesting and quiet. There were almost no people (were in the middle of the day). Many sculptures, a small courtyard with Peacock, a sense of belonging to historical events. But without a guide is boring. I think it would be more interesting tour. Fashionable make beautiful photo. There are views of the sea.
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  • Great museum, very friendly and informative, definitely worth a visit!
  • A lovely museeum. We enter here everytime we come to Side. Calms you down and feels very good to see everything they have collected. Well worth a visit.
  • Impressive
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  • good to walk reachable at the long beach promenade
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  • The Museum is small but quite interesting. Especially for those who love antique sculpture, is what prsmotret′. Entrance 10 lire for adults, children free.
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