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Hadrian's Gate

This 2,000-year-old portal to the ancient city is a fine example of Roman ingenuity, with elegant columns, three arches and a marble frame.

Hadrian’s Gate is an elegant triumphal arch from the Roman dynasty that has survived intact for almost 2,000 years. It was constructed in A.D. 130 to mark the arrival of Emperor Hadrian to the city. The structure consists of three arched gates in a white marble frame. Around the ornate gate rise towers that add to the charm of the historical part of Antalya.

Stroll through the gate at your own pace, appreciating the majesty of the ancient structure. Imagine the first Romans who walked under the arches. Legend has it that the Queen of Sheba passed through the gate on her way to Aspendos. Gaze up at the intricate decoration of the arches as you stand beneath them. 

A modern walkway prevents visitors from damaging the gate. The side arches have been blocked off, so you can enter only through the central arch.

Get a friend to take photos of you standing inside the historic triumphal arch. The serene area outside has colorful flowers and an expanse of grass and trees. On the other side of the structure are cafés, restaurants and market stands selling souvenirs and clothes. 

Admire the towers that stand on either side of the triumphal arch. It is said that one dates back to the Roman era, while the other appears to have been built by Sultan Alaaddin Keykubat I in the 13th century.

The gate originally had a second story, although historians know very little about it. The gate itself was discovered when the walls around it collapsed in an earthquake.

Hadrian’s Gate is in the historic district in the center of Antalya. Take a bus to the site, as there are many stops in the area. If driving, look for signs for Üçkapilar, which is the Turkish name of the site. Several historic attractions are nearby, including the Clock Tower.


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Akra Hotel $100
Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019
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Akra Hotel

Akra Hotel

Lara Yolu, Antalya, Antalya
     
    4.7 of 5
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    Great location, excellent view excellent customer service you name it you will be surprised

    Elegance East Hotel - Boutique Class $55
    Reviewed on Mar 30, 2019
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    Elegance East Hotel - Boutique Class

    Elegance East Hotel - Boutique Class

    Barbaros Mahallesi Atatürk Cad No: 42/C, Muratpasa, Antalya, Antalya
       
      4.1 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Excellent staff, always on hand to help or even just to have a chat with. Helped with locations and also a troublesome taxi driver. Some of the facilities such as bathroom, shower and iron/ironing board facilities could do with upgrading. Location is absolutely perfect for a city break as this hotel ...

      Hotel 1207 $42
      Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019
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      Hotel 1207

      Hotel 1207

      Kaleiçi Barbaros Mah. Atatürk, Bul. Koacatepe sk. No:13, Antalya
         
        4.4 of 5
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        It was in a great location friendly and helpful staff. Clean and comfortable I will definitely be going again and telling my friends that they must go .

        Delight Deluxe Boutique Hotel $41
        Reviewed on Dec 15, 2018
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        Delight Deluxe Boutique Hotel

        Delight Deluxe Boutique Hotel

        Barbaros Mah, Civelek sokak No 14 16, Antalya
           
          4.5 of 5
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          Great location and service was excellent. Would recommend for foreign travelers.

          Alp Pasa Hotel - Special Class $85
          Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019
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          Alp Pasa Hotel - Special Class

          Alp Pasa Hotel - Special Class

          Barbaros Mah. Hesapçi Sk. No:30, Kaleiçi, Antalya
             
            3.7 of 5
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            We enjoyed every moment of our 3 days stay. It is in the heart of the old city and modern at the same time to remember for years to come! Will recommend to all!

            Otantik Bavarian Butik Otel
            Reviewed on Jun 30, 2018
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            Otantik Bavarian Butik Otel

            Otantik Bavarian Butik Otel

            Barbaros Mahallesi Hesapci Sokak No:14, Antalya, Antalya
               
              4.0 of 5
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              Horrible hotel, very bad staff, the location is the only positive part

              Puding Marina Residence - Special Class $37
              Reviewed on Jan 5, 2019
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              Puding Marina Residence - Special Class

              Puding Marina Residence - Special Class

              Mermerli Sokak No 15, Kaleiçi, Antalya, Antalya
                 
                4.3 of 5
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                Lovely hotel and friendly staff, breakfast was amazing plenty to choose from, bedroom was clean and comfortable,tea and coffee making facilities and complementary water provided in room,they have thought of everything from shower caps to sewing kits provided in room, certainly be back for a visit,only ...

                Tuvana Hotel - Special Class $86
                Reviewed on Jan 13, 2019
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                Tuvana Hotel - Special Class

                Tuvana Hotel - Special Class

                Tuzcular Karanlik Sok. No:18, Kaleici, Antalya, Antalya
                   
                  4.6 of 5
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                  They are open all year,,, it is good to used this hotel winter and summer