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Temple of Hadrian

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Address: Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey

This well preserved building is located in the city center on Curettes...

This well preserved building is located in the city center on Curettes Road. The elegant workmanship and carvings on the front walls of the building make it one of the most attractive in the city.

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Along the main route of Ephesus, hard to miss. Remarkable site. Please be cautious of the sorrounding areas as a few tourists were stepping on the mosaic pathway of the ancient... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Emin C
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Along the main route of Ephesus, hard to miss. Remarkable site. Please be cautious of the sorrounding areas as a few tourists were stepping on the mosaic pathway of the ancient shops/villas to get better photos of this temple. Keep in mind you are walking on 2000 years of history.

Thank Emin C
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The temple is located inside the Ephesus site and is included in admission price. There has been a lot of restoration, and although not complete it is still a magnificent sight. It stand beside the Main Street and isn't far from the library. Everything in the site is great and it is hard to believe how big the area is... More 

Thank AndyrooHartlepool
Izmir, Turkey
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The reconstruction of this Temple adds substantially to the experience of walking down the main street in Ephesus.

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Saint John, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Hard not to be impressed with all of these ancient temples. You can read the history at each stop along the way as they have lots of plaques with the history explaining everything. Amazing to dream yourself back into history and let your imagination think about what it was like 2000 years ago or further still. Thinking about how the... More 

Thank Murray D
Cranbrook, Canada
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Just another ancient ruin, in pretty bad shape too. You still get the impression of what it might have looked like in its day.

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Gause, TX
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

This temple is just as the photo shows. There are not a lot of ruins to this temple and you cannot do more than stand in front of it, but it is magnificent. It is not a stand alone attraction but is a temple on one of the Ancient city of Ephesus streets. It is one ruin among many ruins... More 

Thank Dan F
Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Whilst the ruins may look like just another ruin, it is when you reflect on the history of the area and the functioning of society that the entire temple and area comes to its right.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Hadrian’s temple is situated along Curetes street roughly half way through the city. The remains of the structure include a four columned portico and an ornamental facade decorated with classical motifs. In the central arch, the detailed head of Tyche, goddess of fortune, who was the symbol of the city of Ephesus.

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New Providence, New Jersey
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

It is one of the best preserved and most beautiful structures on Curetes Street. This temple was dedicated to emperor Hadrian (AD117-138) who was one of five good emperors. Those craving also was telling the history. So do not forget to pay attention to the right and left top corner of column.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Ephesus always comes up with the goods, this temple has some lovely carvings and inscriptions. Not difficult to imagine how it was when new.

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