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Ruins of Pergamum

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Address: 8 km (5 mi) from Bergama, Bergama, Turkey
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+90 232 632 6663

Among the most spectacular in Turkey, the site has remarkable remains from...

Among the most spectacular in Turkey, the site has remarkable remains from the Roman and Byzantine periods.

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WOW! So glad I came.

Phenomenal views and impressive restoration make this a quality stop when you're in the Ephesus-Smyrna-Pergamon region of Izmir. I've been to Ephesus multiple times (and am still... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Phenomenal views and impressive restoration make this a quality stop when you're in the Ephesus-Smyrna-Pergamon region of Izmir. I've been to Ephesus multiple times (and am still impressed), but I can't stop thinking about Pergamon. Brings a whole new light on ancient Biblical history from both the Old & New Testaments. Well worth the drive and not too far out... More 

Thank Greg F
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pergamon was the largest of the Hellenic states in Anatolia, before being bequeathed to the Romans in 133bce by Attalus III. Eumenes II (197-159bce) modelled the city on the Acroplis of Athens, and it was clearly one of the greatest cities of the Greek world at that time. It was added to and embellished by the Romans under Augustus, Trajan,... More 

Thank Rod F
Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The temples and ruins of this mountaintop city are breathtaking particularly in the thunderstorm as we strolled over the rocky terrain and explored the grounds of the C. 200 BCE sanitarium including the tunnels where patients would hear "instructions" from the gods whispered thru hidden vents

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Visiting the Pergamon ancient city is also a must for histroically interested people. It is easy to find and fairly easilly accessible by cable car or car. Now it is very easy to walk around and see the marvels of the old city. Again the sad thing is there are almost no tourists. We counted 9 in addition to ourselves... More 

Thank bulgenes
Jerusalem District, Israel
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Wow this is an amazing Greco-Roman city. It was a real pitty i did not have much time to enjoy it all. I dont recommend to walk all the way up unless you have plenty of time or have a vehie. It takes about 40 mins from the central bus station. The cable car is 10TL I highly recomend it... More 

Thank Marcos Enrique R
Ankara, Turkey
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

You are so high on the hilltop you can see "forever." The temple is great and the stadium is pretty amazing if you climb down from the top. This was our first stop on the 7 churches tour we drove ourselves. A little hard to get there, you can take a gondola ride up to the top (for a fee)... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

If you are in Turkey, you must take the time to see the ruins of Pergamum. The millennia and weather and earthquakes have taken their toll on this historic site but you can still see the ibrancy of what this site once was.

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Twin Cities, MN
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Pergamum is beautiful with its beautiful columns and amphitheater, which could seat over 10,000 people. It is situated on a steep incline and overlooks the city of Bergama. The site itself is excellent. You can reach it by elevator or by a small, steep road if you are brave enough. Several paths take you through the ruins where lovely trees... More 

Thank CoopyCob
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We finally made the climb to this site. Should have taken the gondola. Well worth the visit. Quite a lot of people there on the day we went.

Thank Kay S
Beverley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Well worth the trip, due to its height is accessed by cable car (15TL pp) and quite literally awesome to see the spectacular ancient city constructed on top of a mountain. Good to visit in May & October, might be too hot in July & August. If you are on a sightseeing trip eg to include Asclepion, Ephesus, Pamukkale may... More 

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