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Temple of Hadrian

Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey
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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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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...More

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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...More

Thank tanje1
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.

Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Beautiful! This place oozes with history and I could feel a certain energy vibrating in this place. I really recommend visiting this area with a tour guide. I learned so much here!

Thank Maryella M
Reviewed 19 July 2016

this ruin is getting somewhat restored- detailed attractive ruin gives a good sense of what the structure looked like in it's glory days. good detail

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 19 July 2016

While you are in Ancient Ephesus you will walk past the Temple of Hadrian. Check out the "Medusa" carvings.

Thank TexansinJerusalem
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The Temple of Hadrian is one of the great residual architectural ruins in ancient Ephesus. It is not as well preserved as the library, but is worthy of seeing, admiring and photographing.

Thank Delbe M
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Despite being a ruin, this is a good example of what buildings were like in Ephesus when the town was still inhabited.

Thank becpen
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I saw the statue of Medusa above the doorway and thought "why would someone think that is cool? Didn't she turn people to stone?" Found out that back then it was good luck.

Thank DougTMesa
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Part of my cruise trip excursion for Ephesus and Kusadasi. Unbelievable site. You must do the excursion as this is area is so amazing.

Thank Sharon G
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