HADRIAN'S GATE

The Hadrian’s gate, which was built in honour of the visit of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, welcomes you at the entrance to the historic castle with its imposing view. It is one of the best preserved buildings in Antalya. The building, which is a work of the Roman period, It was built in the name of the Roman Emperor Hadrianus in 130 A.D. In time, the city walls closed the outside and The Hadrian’s gate had not been used for many years. Perhaps this is one reason why the work has survived until today. The door was revealed by the destruction of the remains of the walls. It is accepted as the most beautiful gate of Antalya (Pamfilya). There are three openings in the upper part of the dome. It is made entirely of white marble except for its columns. Engraving and embossing decorations are very excellent. The original of Hadrian’s gate is two-storey.

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There are two towers on both sides of the Hadrian gate, which are known not to be constructed at the same time as the gate. The first one is known as Julia Sancta Tower in the South and is a work of the Hadrianus era. It is made of block stones without ornamentation. The other Tower, the lower parts of the north belong to the ancient period and the upper part of the period from the Seljuk. The Hadrian’s gate is known as ”Üç Kapılar (Three gates)” among the local people. Hadrian gate is located in the middle of Antalya city. There are many historical monuments around. Those who visit Hadrian’s Gate can visit Broken Minaret, Fluted Minaret, Hıdırlık Tower, Karaalioğlu Park, Old Clock Tower, Kaleici. In addition, the historic baths in the city centre are also very close to Hadrian’s Gate. As you go to the sea through the gate of Hadrian, you will be wandering the streets of Antalya city as you go to the inner sides. Every city in the world has a landmark, The Hadrian’s Gate is one of the landmarks that represents the spirit of Antalya.

The magnificent view of the Hadrian gate will fascinate you. Every day tens of thousands of people pass through this door. Hadrian’s Gate is where you take your first step into Antalya’s Kaleici tourist centre. My advice to you is to sit in the park next to the Hadrian gate and watch history’s unique work. You can visit Hadrian’s Gate 24 hours a day 365 days a year. There are no fees or restrictions. As of the beginning of 2019, we will create separate videos for each destination on our YouTube account. If you subscribe to our channel, you will not miss our videos. In addition, we will soon share photos from our Pinterest and Facebook accounts. If you have any information you would like to add to the contents of this page, please contact us. Thank you in advance.