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The Asklepion

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Address: Zafer Mah. Prof. Dr. Frieldhelm Korte Cad. No:1 Bergama Merkez, Bergama, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 444 6 893
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Day Trip to Pergamum and Asklepion from Izmir
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First medical complex?

The ruins talk for themselves, showing off their history of medical care in all its facets, eg psychology, health care and recuperation. Don't overlook this site below the old... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The ruins talk for themselves, showing off their history of medical care in all its facets, eg psychology, health care and recuperation. Don't overlook this site below the old Pergamon.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Asclepion was an ancient healing temple and medical centre and is located at the base of the Pergamon Acropolis. Weather it was spiritual or physical, some of the early treatments included massage, mud baths, herbal remedies and psychotherapy. There was even a theatre built here, to entertain the patients who needed longer healing periods. An absorbing experience of discovery... More 

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Twin Cities, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Don't overlook this amazing ruins. Originally a spa and the birthplace of pharmacology. You can spend several hours wandering through the ruins including road in, healing fountain, incubating rooms, amphitheater, and more. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This is a special place for people, perfectly for those who like history and ancient stories and to learn. Makes your imagination go back thousands of year and think of a beautiful hospital and doctors helping people.

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Wales UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The sights here are amazing, in such good order. There are baths, springs and various rooms for consulting where just the floor layout is evident. Whilst they didn't realise it, sick people taken out of the city and down the mountain would have been helpful for contagious illnesses & diseases. Although it is a hospital much of the remedy centred... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

The Asklepieion of Pergamon is another ancient wonder to be found in Turkey. The site is what remains of the Roman version of a sanitarium where people went for their health. The ruins include the remains of spa rooms, sleep rooms, theatre, places of learning and much more. The natural spring waters are said to turn back youth if drunk... More 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This site, whilst not huge is well worth the visit. The theatre, the tunnels and the paths are quite well preserved and the view back towards the Acropolis on the hill helps you picture the scale of the original town.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

If you're in the healing professions, the ancient hospital(askleplion), home to Galen, is a pilgrimage site. You'll feel the history of our profession flow through you as you "make rounds" in the ancient hospital and drink from the healing spring.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

This was one crazy trip and I paid a timely visit to the world's first psychiatric hospital. :-)) Asklepion is an ancient healing complex located at the base of the Pergamon Acropolis in Turkey built in honour of Asklepios, the god of healing. The Asklepion gained in prominence under the Romans in the 2nd century AD, but a sacred site... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Pergamon antique city is 1 h 30 min away from Izmir city center. It is on a hilltop and worth seeing. We went there in a rainy week day so there were few tourists. Plus we went there just at lunch time so the tourist groups were still at lunch. The rope line up to the antique city is OK... More 

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