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Ancient Road

City center, Tarsus, Turkey
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Ancient Road

Two thousand years old ancient road was found in 1993. Most probably, St. Paul, Julius Caesar... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2016
Sakin G
,
The Hague, The Netherlands
Small site in city center

I am sure the ancient road would be very long and beautiful in the past. Now it is lack of... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2015
Lanni_12
,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good51%
  • Average25%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
4 May 2016
“Ancient Road”
27 Dec 2015
“Small site in city center”
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City center, Tarsus, Turkey
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

Two thousand years old ancient road was found in 1993. Most probably, St. Paul, Julius Caesar, Cicero and Cleopatra among other prominent figures passed this way. It is located right in the heart of Tarsus.

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Reviewed 27 December 2015

I am sure the ancient road would be very long and beautiful in the past. Now it is lack of maintenance and need cleaning up a bit.

Thank Lanni_12
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Only a part of the site is excravated and therefore only a part of the basalt road is visible. There is still a large road that is now under the higher situated street and buildings. This is clearly visible as some part of colums are...More

1  Thank Jean-PierreDK
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

I was driving a rental around Tarsus, sightseeing with a few buddies when we found this place. It was closed and the gates were locked so we could not see much initially. None of us spoke Turkish but I speak a little German and found...More

5  Thank CobaltRage
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

Worth a little visit -- if you can find a place to park your car! The section of the Roman Road for you to view has an admission of 2-3 TL; it is fenced in so you can only see-but-not-touch, so you'll not get that...More

1  Thank lledds
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

From what I was told, this road was found when contractors were digging up to build some new buildings. It is pretty interesting history, and the importance of the road is really cool to learn about.

1  Thank Alisha B
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Reviewed 7 December 2012

I rated this average because it's a nice road to view, the first one that I've seen which has the road, curb, and sewer/drainage system intact. The road itself is 6.5m wide, and 60m of it is excavated. There are also columns, but most are...More

1  Thank Corrine R
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

It is very intersting to see there is a 2000 year older city, in the middle of the modern one, just 2 meters under. It is only 2 minutes walk from the Saint Paul's Well. If only it is open for visits and possible to...More

1  Thank Oguz B
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