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Tempio di Poseidon

Piazza Castello, 74123, Taranto, Italy
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The hidden wonders

The old town of Taranto is full of wonders that few know, because there is no real organization to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Biasca, Switzerland
Fine to look at whilst walking past

On the main entrance to the old town.Easily seen from the castle. Nothing spectacular,bit all the... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
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2 weeks ago
“The hidden wonders”
2 Jun 2017
“Fine to look at whilst walking past”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Piazza Castello, 74123, Taranto, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old town of Taranto is full of wonders that few know, because there is no real organization to show them and to advertise them properly. But they are wonderful. It's worth a walk, a coffe, a lunch in some restaurant nearby and give a...More

1  Thank Franzcarrino
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

On the main entrance to the old town.Easily seen from the castle. Nothing spectacular,bit all the same interesting to see.

Thank cycleplus1
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Have to admit I was expecting more! On the plus side, gives a bit of character and it's nice to see they've protected what they have. You also don't have to make a special trip to see them - they are opposite the castle and...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

With only 2 column left to see this is an attraction that gives your a glimpse into the history of the city. Unfortunately like many things here not very well kept. Restricted area but overgrown and unkept. Easy to access and no cost to see.

Thank Toni D
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Here there are founded only 2 coloms of the temple. If you can imagine how it was, it is a nice sight

Thank LouenStephan
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The Temple of Poseidon is the oldest Greek Temple in Magna Grecia outside Greece. It's dated to the 6th century b.c. There's not much left of it, only two columns standing and access is restricted but it can be seen and photographed thru the fence...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We parked outside the town hall and saw these two columns in the background, amazing to read their history and survival

1  Thank Rita B
Reviewed 17 October 2015

just amazing to see such ancient monuments at the end of the old city. Well worth a long visit while eating locally fresh fish.

Thank hugh711
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Just in front of the "Aragonese castle" these two Doric columns remaining from an old Poseidon temple which calls to the mind of the passer-by that Taranto was the only one colony of the city state Sparta.

Thank LexGrizzly
Reviewed 10 July 2015

The only remains of an Archaic Temple of Poseidon from 580 BC are two wonderful Doric columns, proudly standing on a high ground of southern side of Old City of Taranto. The Ancient Acropolis of the spartan city of Taras was situated here on the...More

2  Thank Superkatt
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19 March 2015|
Response from IloveMaine2 | Reviewed this property |
Hello! It's very possible that you heard the chimes of the many churches that surround the hotel you stayed in. Bells always chime just minutes before every mass; moreover, in the piazza where Albergo del Sole is, there's a... More
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