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Old Gateway (Roman Arch)

Ulica Stara vrata, Rijeka 51000, Croatia
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The Old Gateway or Roman Arch is not a Roman arch as was once presumed, but was in fact the main entrance to the central compound of the Roman Tarsatica in late antiquity, an ancient town on whose ruins medieval Rijeka was built. The instincts of Rijeka’s populace in calling this ancient monument simply the Gateway have been proved right, the epithet Roman Arch being gradually accepted since Classicism, when it started to be documented and researched. This Principia was the main centre, supply base and the starting point of the Alpine enclosure, composed of scores of kilometers of protective walls, turrets, guard-houses and larger fortifications usually on high ground which were able to signal to one another, all built with the aim of blocking barbarian incursions towards Italy, the centre of the Roman Empire.
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13 Nov 2016
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Ulica Stara vrata, Rijeka 51000, Croatia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's possible to go by it and not notice it, but it's quite a unique thing to behold. Right there in Old town :)

Thank Ana C
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

If history and culture is what you're after amongst classic or very modern pubs this is a short walk to sight see! It's not extravagant and if you don't appreciate history have a seat and coffee while your other group members enjoy!

Thank Rosaria B
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I am a fan of the old parts of cities, Rijeka is has a small old city however it is very nice and well worth a walk through. It has great bars and restaurants.

Thank morningmatt
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Beautiful Roman Arch with pleasant plaza with some bars hidden behind the City tower.The Old Gateway or Roman Arch is not a Roman triumphal arch, as was once presumed, but a representative main entrance to the centre of the Late Antique command compound of the...More

Thank NadezhdaMateva
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Splendid archway surrounded by lots of modern building, quite unusual. We found it by accident as we were walking around the city.

Thank atrekinthesun
Reviewed 9 May 2016

I love history but this is not much. All in all it's nice to walk the pedestrian area and coming upon this is nice, but by no means worth hunting down and looking for.

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Reviewed 24 September 2015

This massive Roman stone archway once was the entrance to the military command center. It is the oldest monument in Rijeka and the starting point for visiting the Roman excavations which are now part of newly opened Archeological Park.

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 1 September 2015

A must see in the city centre. Old Roman arch, hidden square in the heart of the city, Cukarikafe bar is very close. Beautiful.

Thank Natasa_N007
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Interestng arch from the ancient Roman Empire in the middle of the city. I just wondering how did it survive the last centuries.

Thank Szat001
Reviewed 3 August 2015

It feels odd reviewing a stone archway, since that's literally all there is to see here, but that said it makes for atmospheric photos and architecturally speaking is quite interesting. As my partner pointed out, it looks like it should collapse on some poor, unwitting...More

Thank phutty
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