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Spalentor (City Gate)

Spalenvorstadt, Basel 4056, Switzerland
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Around 1200, a second outer fortification of the town was built.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good53%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“old city” (23 reviews)
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Spalenvorstadt, Basel 4056, Switzerland
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"old city"
in 23 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 9 reviews
"massive structure"
in 2 reviews
"pretty city"
in 2 reviews
"historic structure"
in 2 reviews
"number tram"
in 5 reviews
"medieval times"
in 5 reviews
"small street"
in 2 reviews
"fairy tale"
in 3 reviews
"wonderful hotel"
in 2 reviews
"worth a short visit"
in 2 reviews
"tile roof"
in 2 reviews
"worth seeing"
in 3 reviews
"tram stop"
in 5 reviews
"nice city"
in 2 reviews
"central station"
in 2 reviews
"middle ages"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool medieval gate. Would check out if you have the time, there are some cafes and shopping nearby. Worth checking out if you have the time wont take too long.

Thank DrSopa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basel used to have seven gates into the old city. Now only three are left and Spalentor is the most beautiful and ornate one of them all. The colorful tiles at the triangular top give it a fairy tale sort of feeling and the two...More

Thank 1Lizzie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a landmark gate inside the city's old walls. There is a clock on this city gate and I would say if you are in Basel, it is worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The picture gives it a better view, couldn't see much in the tour bus, however the gate is monumental.

Thank GarySib
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

I definitely wouldn't go out of your way to see this gate, but if you're headed to Basel anyway, this is a good place to have the taxi drop you off. Through the gate you'll be in a beautiful area that has that classic European...More

Thank LSUdad4
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

With absence of a wall or any sense of a barrier, this lovely gate just sits in the middle of nothing. It is a very good navigational landmark and marks the start of the old city from this angle but more work is required to...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

It‘s a nice gate. I visited Basel on a weekend trip from Zurich by train. It‘s a 15 min. walk from the railway station.

Thank Denis L
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

the historical gate is considered now as a gate to Basel city midtown. It is very large and I liked its design. you can find there bus and tram stations to whole city.

Thank Ahmed M
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

There are several gates still surviving. The 3 tram swerves around this one. It is worth walking up to one to view the massive timbers and stone used in the construction.

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

I've always found it a bit odd when people refer to Basel city as it never seems big enough to be a city. However, this is the city gate so it certainly has the delineation marks of such. I really like Basel - great place...More

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