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Spalentor (City Gate)

Spalenvorstadt, Basel 4056, Switzerland
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Around 1200, a second outer fortification of the town was built.
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  • Very good53%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
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“old city” (21 reviews)
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Spalenvorstadt, Basel 4056, Switzerland
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"old city"
in 21 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 9 reviews
"massive structure"
in 2 reviews
"pretty city"
in 2 reviews
"historic structure"
in 2 reviews
"number tram"
in 5 reviews
"medieval times"
in 5 reviews
"small street"
in 2 reviews
"wonderful hotel"
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"tile roof"
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"fairy tale"
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"worth a short visit"
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"tram stop"
in 5 reviews
"worth seeing"
in 3 reviews
"nice city"
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"central station"
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"middle ages"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I definitely wouldn't go out of your way to see this gate, but if you're headed to Basel anyway, this is a good place to have the taxi drop you off. Through the gate you'll be in a beautiful area that has that classic European...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With absence of a wall or any sense of a barrier, this lovely gate just sits in the middle of nothing. It is a very good navigational landmark and marks the start of the old city from this angle but more work is required to...More

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It‘s a nice gate. I visited Basel on a weekend trip from Zurich by train. It‘s a 15 min. walk from the railway station.

Thank Denis L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the historical gate is considered now as a gate to Basel city midtown. It is very large and I liked its design. you can find there bus and tram stations to whole city.

Thank Ahmed M
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

There are several gates still surviving. The 3 tram swerves around this one. It is worth walking up to one to view the massive timbers and stone used in the construction.

Thank giffenk
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

I've always found it a bit odd when people refer to Basel city as it never seems big enough to be a city. However, this is the city gate so it certainly has the delineation marks of such. I really like Basel - great place...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

So many historic things to visit in Basel and we enjoyed this location. Adds to the medieval feel of Basel.

Thank Ken Q
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

You can reach there with tram 3 . It is a nice street to walk and photography. A viewpoint near the gate and very nice to rest because it is a park

Thank sema b
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

The Spalentor is one of the three gates remaining from the city fortifications dating from 1400. Through this gate Basel used to receive the main merchandise from Alsace region.

Thank IvanFuruya
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Quaint neighborhood in close proximity to the old gate number 3 bus goes right to this location from the central station

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