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Address: Central Macedonia, Greece
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Around this time of the year, the museum and the archeological site are not busy. Walking around the site (after having visited the museum) gives a great idea of how life must of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mechelen, België

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Mechelen, België
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Around this time of the year, the museum and the archeological site are not busy. Walking around the site (after having visited the museum) gives a great idea of how life must of been here during the kingdom of Alexander the Great.

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Kuopio, Finland
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The archeological site from where the mosaics are at the Archeological Museum of Pella, presented partly as copies, partly as transported originals. I was adviced to visit the museum first and can fully confirm that it paid off to first learn about the findings, see the maps and history, before seeing the ruins at the site.

Thank ottohanninen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It's easy to find, right off the highway, and as you drive into town follow the little "museum" signs until you get there. The museum is excellent - one of the best I've seen in terms of layout, scope, information, and artifacts. Definitely go there first. I visited in late September and aside from one small tour group, I had... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

A bit of a disappointment to visit the site which has been partially excavated with many buildings uncovered as well as some fantastic mosaic floors. The originals are in the local museum which is great.

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Nimes, France
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Not much to see really at the site itself, ruins but some mosaic, some columns, and you get the feel of the layout, of the town as it was. Much much more interesting is the museum with all they found at the digs, the artefacts, the history, it is fascinating. You have to visit both. There is a combined ticket... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Anyone who knows anything about Ancient Greece knows Alexander the great was a huge influence on the ancient world. To visit his birth place was absolutely awe inspiring. Pella has stood for over 7000 years. You can still mark its layout but unfortunately most of the city has disappeared over time. There is still enough standing to bring your imagination... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Be careful using Google to get here; it tried to take us off-roading through corn fields. Once we got there, it was worth it. The museum is new, modern, and very well done. The site itself looks like Jurassic Park after the dinosaurs got loose. Overly ambitious in expectations for tourists, they built all this infrastructure that is now largely... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

I was here many years ago, but it has changed a lot. They have opened a new museum, which houses many of the famous mosaic floors, and a plethora of various other finds from the site. The site is huge, and you can easily spend a few hours there. They are always excavating new things, and showing more and more... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The archaeological site and museum at Pella are definitely worth the trip. The archaeological site has been fairly extensively excavated. There are other sites in Greece where you can see more complete reconstructions, but this is the capital of ancient Macedonia and the hometown of Alexander the Great, so anyone interested in history should definitely come and spend a few... More 

Thank Mark M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

The site I think was in the process of getting restored as roofs and steps were in much need of restoration. However great to view a real archaeological site first hand just sad to see money which is very much needed to protect the valuable history of Greece so all tourists can enjoy.

Thank Melissa J

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