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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  • Nice as a gateway into the old town. It is what is is and took a few pics here. A lot of the pictures seem to have water in the central arch which wasn't there when we were but maybe dries up in the.....  more
    Nice as a gateway into the old town. It is what is is and took a few pics here. A lot of the pictures seem to have water in the central arch which wasn't there when we were but maybe dries up in the.....  more »
  • The gate is located at the edge of the old town, for a structure so old it is in great condition. It is a free attraction and should not be missed if you visit Antalya. 
    The gate is located at the edge of the old town, for a structure so old it is in great condition. It is a free attraction and should not be missed if you visit Antalya.  more »
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  • All of Turkey boasts with many historic sites on its territory, and this one is absolutely the best and most important one you can visit in the sole city center. As you walk the main Ataturk boulevard there's no way to miss this imposing marble gate built almost 2000 years ago in honor of the great Emperor's visit. Outstanding piece of history and unmissable photo op
  • Amazing entrance gate to the old town. Amazing how the Romans constructed these gates and after all these thousands of years that they are still in great condition. A must visit if you are in the area

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