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Address: Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey
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Fountain of Trajan

Fountain of Trajan was built in around 100 C.E, it is one of the finest monuments in Ephesus. It was constructed for the honor of Emperor Trajan, and the statue of Trajan stood in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 March 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Fountain of Trajan was built in around 100 C.E, it is one of the finest monuments in Ephesus. It was constructed for the honor of Emperor Trajan, and the statue of Trajan stood in the central niche on the facade overlooking the pool.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Not as obvious as the latrines, where you must think running water at once, Trajan's fountain (in fact, not a fountain but a nymphaeum, a building consecrated to the Nymphs of Springs) is not so immediate. There is however, a pool at its front, in which likely water was flowing from above. Most likely in need of further excavation.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

This was one of the finest monuments in Ephesus but is now a series of pieces in the process of being reconstructed. It was built to honour Emperor Trajan, and the statue of Trajan stood in the central niche on the facade overlooking the pool. The pool of the fountain of Trajan was 20x10 metres, surrounded by columns and statues.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

I was surprised at the fountain in Ephasus because it looked like a few irregular stones placed together. I think that a drawing would have helped. I should have bought a brochure when I entered the museum. The guide did help but words don't always convey a mental picture in your mind when you are a visual learner like me!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Some imagination is required but this relatively small fountain even in a partially restored state is quite impressive. Look for it within Ephesus.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

One of several fountains within the archaeological site, this one's archway is fairly well preserved. Not much beyond the archway, although interesting in context to the rest of the site. Dedicated to Roman emperor

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

This city had it all including some important public places. So cool that some of it stands today. This was part of a tour with NCL. They did a good job. Great value. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

To think that people gathered here to meet so long ago is quite staggering. A beautiful aspect of my tour at Ephesus and one not to be missed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Located on Curetes Street, the Fountain is sufficiently well-preserved and is worth a stop long enough for some historic commentary and photographs but time is better spent in other parts of the ancient city. The structure is magnificent and one of the reasons to visit Ephesus but is hard to enjoy with all the tour groups gathering around or passing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

The Fountain of Traianus was one of three beautiful fountains, visited a while ago. It was erected to honour the Emperor Traianus in the 114 A.D.

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