Hadrian's Gate, Antalya

4.3
#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Antalya
Ruin · Historic Site
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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  • interesting gate, architecture is amazing. well worth a visit before you take a walk around kaleci. there is a braille path which takes you all around the old town which is very helpful.  more »
  • Its small, free and well worth a visit. It's in the middle of town and a must when in Antalya. The gate itself is beautiful and good for photos.  more »
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  • Nice to walk through and explore the old city. Parking is an issue, we had to use the car park beside the marina, which charged us 8 TL for the whole day and was a 10 min walk from the gate. Walk downhill past the gates towards the markets where souvenirs can be purchased at a reasonable price
  • Hadrian gate is the starting point of Amazing old city of Antalya which is a beautiful place to walk around. Nice to see such historical structures which lasts too many years and still it is beautiful which is Amazing

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