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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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Spalenvorstadt, Basel 4056, Switzerland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Basel is a small city that is easy to get around. This is the main city gate, despite being small, has an element of charm. If you walk round other parts of the city you will also be able to spot smaller gates & remaining...More

Thank Starkin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well i was expecting a huge building but it turned out to be a very small monument - same idea of "arc de triomphe" in Paris. It is good to see it, take couple of pictures and that's all

Thank Haidi-Mikhail
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed just opposite so walked through this twice a day. Worth seeing, it is a city gate and so takes 5 minutes to look at but its quite pretty just the same. Ride the number 3 tram up the hill

Thank stevieblooz
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Roaming in the old town of Basel, in october 2016, we had come in one moment, to the end of this charming part of the city, which is bordered with this fortified gate. The old town walls date from 1370 and were destructed in 1866....More

1  Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Okish place to visit. Not a must visit. One can stop by for a pic or two. Morning is a good time to visit.

1  Thank avecdce
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Really the old city gate lot of history if you are into that kind of thing when you visit a city . I found it really fascinating and with a free city pass why not ? It’s def worth the time and the selfie

1  Thank KiranM42
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Like others have said, the gate is super cool. My wife and I went at night, and it looks even more imposing and impressive lit up in the darkness. I'd say its a "must see" while you are in Basel, and its so easy to...More

1  Thank John J
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Take a few minutes and walk to the Spalentor. Its not far from anything in Old Town and worth the stroll just to see the sheer size of the doors and the menacing metal gate.

1  Thank carpoolmom
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

The reviews say it all really so I’m not gonna bore you with the history or the restoration dates, but I will say it’s interestingly similar in construction to the Munster, with roof tiling that looks just the same. Very pretty city this was and...More

2  Thank D L
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

The Spalentor - City Gate - is a stunning entrance to the old town It is well preserved and has a portcullis too Pure history

1  Thank JeffTheChairman
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