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Address: Patara, Turkey
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This triple arched gate, also known as the monumental arch or monumental...

This triple arched gate, also known as the monumental arch or monumental gate, was built in 100 AD and marks the entrance to the city.

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In excellent, unreconstructed condition

Unlike many of the sites in Patara, this Roman arch is unreconstructed and yet is in great condition. It's quite plain though. It was part of the aqueduct system of Patara and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
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Bristol, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Unlike many of the sites in Patara, this Roman arch is unreconstructed and yet is in great condition. It's quite plain though. It was part of the aqueduct system of Patara and you can still see where the water enters the top of the arch and even some of the original terracotta pipe inside. Close to the arch there is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is right at the entrance to the rest of the ruined site. The arches are pretty big and we'll worth a stop in the car, bus or taxi to go and have a look at them close up. To the right is the old palace and I believe this to be a better visit, there is a huge cluster... More 

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Hethersett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

You have to stop beside the road to visit this arch set across the main road into ancient patara. Built in 100AD by the roman governor it is also though to be part of an aqueduct bringing water into the city due to water pipes being found. Quite a plain arch compared to other ones in Rome etc but pretty... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Blink and you'll miss it, boy does it look amazing. Just shows what ancient civilizations could do that we nowadays struggle to copy.

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Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

One of the impressive monuments of Patara. Worth seeing, but like all the rest of the city, more work must be done there to reveal the story of Patara.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

It is astonishing what ancient civilizations were capable of & the arch of triumph is a wonderful example

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

The Arch of Modestus is a typical Roman triumphal arch but sorry, you no longer march through it on your way to conquer the beach. It was built during the reign of the Emperor Trajan around 100 CE to honour the first Roman governor of Lycia. By the way, the Arch of Modestus was not the entrance to the city... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

You'll definitely see it and stop by and take picture. stay longer and try to analyze the figures on it.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

...staying under the arch you discover a vision into your mind...transferred to your eyes images of those times of prosperity in Lycia...feeling like you was there!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

in good condition and has info boards. not far off the road so you can see it or access it easily from your vehicle.

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