The Hadrian’s Gate

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Parking area: Yes

Entrance fee: No

Closed days: No

Distance from Antalya Republic Square (City Center): 700 m (Cumhuriyet St.)

Distance from Antalya international airport: 13.8 km (Mersin-Antalya main roads/D400 and D685)

 

Distance from Antalya bus station: 9.4 km (Dumlupınar Blv. and 100 Yıl Blv.) 

Importance and general aspects:

Hadrianus Gate, one of the best preserved and historical landmarks of Antalya was built in honor of Emperor Hadrianus, who visited the city in about 139 A.D2. The Hadrian’s Gate, one of the most magnificent buildings, was erected as an expression of his devotion to the Emperor Hadrianus. This monumental gate has an appearance typical of Roman triumphal arch, with two colonnaded facades and three entry arches rising above four pylons3. The ceiling of three-arched gate is decorated with floral and rosette reliefs that grow around Antalya4. This gate which was built korinth style was restored in 19605. Hadrianus Gate and its environs are nowadays a place of interest for cultural visitors and the resting areas of Antalya people along the towers and fortifications1.

How to get there

There are 2 faster options in order to reach to The Hadrian’s Gate; by nostalgic Antalya tram or by taxi. Apart from these, you can arrive by walking to this area as there is a short distance (only 700 m) from the city center to the Hadrian’s Gate.

What to do?

It is possible to take a rest under the towers and fortification walls, smell fresh air and take the photo of this monumental gate. In addition to these, passingly under this magnificent gate, maybe you will find yourself lost in the narrow streets inside the walls, Kaleiçi houses or tiny harbour6.

What to eat?

There are lots of restaurants mostly serving fish and other delicious meals to visitors.

What to buy?

Small and big sized shops selling souvenirs, jewellery, clothing, carpets can be found around the Hadrian’s Gate.

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