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Spalentor (City Gate)

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Address: Basel 4056, Switzerland
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Around 1200, a second outer fortification of the town was built.

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Historic and Picturesque

The Spalentor is Basels historic city gate. Its easily accessible by tram or by walking up the quaint old streets from the city center (Marketplatz). Its a good place for pictures... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gabby92399
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Yucaipa, California
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Basel, Switzerland
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A person from Basel will probably tell you that this is a superimportant place in Basel. Historically, probably, architectonically, maybe... Its ok if you are around, you can make the picture and you are done, not much to discover rather than walking through the door. It probably takes you around 4 Min to see this attraction. BUT, if you like... More 

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Spalentor is probably the best example of a Basel city gate now that it has been restored. On the Spalenvorstadt leading to the tower are many shops with antiques, toys and other interesting finds. Also there are several interesting restaurants.

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Yucaipa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Spalentor is Basels historic city gate. Its easily accessible by tram or by walking up the quaint old streets from the city center (Marketplatz). Its a good place for pictures because it looks like the entrance to a large castle. Aside from the picture opportunity there's not much else to do at the Spalentor.

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Thank Gabby92399
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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766 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although not close to the centre, this city gate is an imposing and interesting relic of the past glory when Basel was a walled city. The structure is quite large, and like a larger version of some found in the Netherlands and other European countries.

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Thank crawfie
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking like a medieval fortress, this city gate is truly imposing. There is an abundance of statuary on the outer perimeter of the gate and two very intimidating portcullises in the passage through the gate.

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Thank Judah S
Santo Andre, SP
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice view of na old building. Good conservation but there~s nothing more than a building. The photo above tells the whole story!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tower is nice, but is 10 minutes ride by tram from the city center. There is really not much to see. Just get there, take the picture of it, go right back to the center.

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Thank absolutalien
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the remaining gates of the city but now isolated by a main road. Leads into the old city and quiet beyond. You can walk through it but that's it.

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Thank SecondBestPriest
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty and historical city gate. Great for a photo opportunity. Right on the number 3 tram line.

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Thank Talisa777
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gate is a short stroll uphill from the Marktplatz. It is quite ornate with different colored stone.

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