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“one of the old gates to Basel”

Spalentor (City Gate)
Ranked #11 of 153 things to do in Basel
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Owner description: Around 1200, a second outer fortification of the town was built.
Basel, Switzerland
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76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“one of the old gates to Basel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

try to see them all only 3 left there where many more and all where connceted by the city wall, parts remaining especially in the Dalbeloch neat St. Albantor.

Visited August 2013
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“Worth a picture even if under scaffolding”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

This is still under renovation but they have a picture of all of the brickwork of the plastic sheeting around it and you can see what it would look like. You can see allof the roof of the Gate and it is beautiful. It was part of the old city wall of Basel. Also, you can hear the clock on each quarter of an hour and it does chime each hour - I only know as I was staying across the road from it. It is a lovely 10 minute walk from town so if you have time, is worth going just to have a quick look.

Visited April 2013
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Dortmund, Germany
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“Spalentor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

Spalentor is very interesting, but I was in Basel in the end of the march and it had been in renovation. You can go there but don't see anything apart scaffolding.

Visited March 2013
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Orange, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“All covered up but still go”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2013

Well, in a sense, it wasn't there! As a previous reviewer has commented, the gate is being renovated so it's currently covered in scaffolding and plastic sheeting. However, in a helpful move, there's a full scale picture of the gate on the sheeting. Anyway, still go and have a look because it's far larger than I had imagined, and, it occurred to me that on the inside or "old" side of the gate you would only have to strip away modern appurtenances such as the vehicles, tram lines and overhead cables and the street scene would not be too much different from the Late Middle Ages. We went, walked around it, took our photos like good tourists should and went on our way.

Visited March 2013
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“nice location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

nice monument in the city, where the old walls use to be. at the moment is under renovation. just go, take your picture and continue to the altstadt

Visited March 2013
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