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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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Lodging Near Hadrian's Gate

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Akra Hotel $68
Akra Hotel

Akra Hotel

Lara Yolu, Antalya
     
    4.7
    of 5, from 1,012 reviews
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    Located in Lara, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Shemall Shopping Center, Ataturk's Hosue Museum, and Broken Minaret. Hadrian's Gate and Terra City Shopping Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Dream Time Hotel $24
    Dream Time Hotel

    Dream Time Hotel

    Hasim Iscan Mh. 1306 Sk No:35, Antalya
       
      3.9
      of 5, from 69 reviews
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      Located in Antalya City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ataturk's Hosue Museum and Hadrian's Gate. Clock Tower and Antalya Archeological Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Elegance East Hotel - Boutique Class $43
      Elegance East Hotel - Boutique Class

      Elegance East Hotel - Boutique Class

      Barbaros Mahallesi Atatürk Cad No: 42/C, Antalya
         
        4.1
        of 5, from 135 reviews
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        Located in Antalya City Centre, this hotel is steps from Ataturk Boulevard and Hadrian's Gate. Clock Tower and Antalya Archeological Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Kosa Butik Otel $27
        Kosa Butik Otel

        Kosa Butik Otel

        Barbaros Mahallesi, Imaret Sokak 40, Antalya
           
          4.5
          of 5, from 4 reviews
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          Located in Antalya City Centre, this hotel is steps from Kaleici Museum and Hadrian's Gate. Clock Tower and Antalya Archeological Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Sky Kamer Hotel $37
          Sky Kamer Hotel

          Sky Kamer Hotel

          Kisla Mh. 53 Sk. No:4/a, Antalya
             
            4.2
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            Located in Antalya City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Republic Square and Clock Tower. Hadrian's Gate and Antalya Archeological Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Alp Pasa Boutique Hotel Old Town $31
            Alp Pasa Boutique Hotel Old Town

            Alp Pasa Boutique Hotel Old Town

            Barbaros Mah. Hesapçi Sk. No:30, Antalya
               
              3.8
              of 5, from 344 reviews
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              Located in Antalya City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kaleici Museum and Hadrian's Gate. Clock Tower and Antalya Archeological Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

              Mediterra Art Hotel $26
              Mediterra Art Hotel

              Mediterra Art Hotel

              Barbaros Mah. Zafer Sok., Antalya
                 
                3.8
                of 5, from 338 reviews
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                Located in Antalya City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kaleici and Hadrian's Gate. Clock Tower and Antalya Archeological Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                Hotel 1207 $27
                Hotel 1207

                Hotel 1207

                Kaleiçi Barbaros Mah. Atatürk, Antalya
                   
                  4.5
                  of 5, from 33 reviews
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                  Located in Antalya City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hadrian's Gate and Clock Tower. Antalya Archeological Museum and Antalya Aquarium are also within 6 mi (10 km).