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 »
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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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  • Iconic landmark of old town of Antalya. It shows depth of civilization once existed here. Gate still hasn't lost his grace and charm. Loved it. Try to visit in late night time, it look even more stunning. It is easily accessible from nearest metro station.
  • A very beautiful place, close to the market, old town and the old harbour. There's a free parking if you drive a car, very close to tram station if you use public transport. Through the gate you can go to the old city, where you will find a lot of old and traditional shops, restaurants and amazing parks.
  • Quiet inside but very vibrant on the other side near the mosque where you will also find a large market, lots of shops and places to eat. We ate at Turkmen, sat upstairs on the corner over viewing the precinct. Trams and horse carts too. On the main section near Hadrians gate there are lots of bustling coffee or food places to enjoy all through late night.
  • The Gate itself is impressive and gives a clear idea of what it would be like arriving at the city 1500 years ago. The gate is in a decent shape. Beware of the many tourist traps in the neighborhood and don't let shoe-shiners, shopkeeps or others harass you.
  • Perfect place to spend half a day. Definitely get to the end of the old town where you'll get a magnificent view of the Mediterranean Sea.
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