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Spalentor (City Gate)

Basel 4056, Switzerland
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Former city gate

Spalentor is one of the city gates into the ancient city and is well-preserved. Looking through the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Margaret C
Bethesda, Maryland
The remnant of the walled city

The walk to the gate and the gate itself is an adventure. The variety of shops, tram tracks and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Around 1200, a second outer fortification of the town was built.
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  • Very good51%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
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“city walls” (5 reviews)
Basel 4056, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spalentor is one of the city gates into the ancient city and is well-preserved. Looking through the gate, one can imagine entering into the ancient city. But nowadays, there is a lot of vehicular traffic around the gate and every corner seems to be a...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk to the gate and the gate itself is an adventure. The variety of shops, tram tracks and the gate give a grand impression of Basel of old

1  Thank Travln-Dawg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No real reason to linger at the gates but great for that holiday photo before you "dive" into the old city

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for one evening on a business trip. The hotel was clean and the room was well equipped and comfortable. The A.C. worked well especially on a hot Basel night. The staff were lovely throughout my stay and even helped with a charger...More

1  Thank KaraP87
Reviewed 8 June 2017

From that gate you can reach nice and small streets with little shops and nice cafes til the main square .

Thank angelabelluco
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Walked to take a look at at the gate. Good walk around the city. It's close to the university and various shops. Worth the walk for the photo op.

Thank nicmccormick
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately spent Sunday and Monday ( a public holiday) in Basel...unfortunate because nothing was open however just walking the many little streets and window shopping was very enjoyable! So many beautiful sights and photo opportunities!

Thank elizabethramsay
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Nice walk through interesting streets to find this old city gate. It appears nicely restored and maintained.

Thank pafiorini
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

You can easily visit Spalentor gate either on foot or by tram. It is very close to the city center. It is an interesting architectural example and I cannot say that I have seen anything similar in Europe, but this is not necessarily a compliment...More

Thank ilGrec0
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A person from Basel will probably tell you that this is a superimportant place in Basel. Historically, probably, architectonically, maybe... Its ok if you are around, you can make the picture and you are done, not much to discover rather than walking through the door....More

Thank Alma_k
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