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Spalentor (City Gate)

Basel 4056, Switzerland
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Around 1200, a second outer fortification of the town was built.
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“old city” (15 reviews)
“city walls” (4 reviews)
Basel 4056, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is a landmark and quite interesting. It is a logical starting point to the Old Town section of Basel.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The gate is not really a touring site, just a photo op, but the street leading to the gate from the marketplace is filled with one of a kind shops that make for an enjoyable journey.

Thank peege04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This city gate is one of 3 remaining gates from the old city wall. The rest, along with the wall have been demolished. It is strikingly beautiful.

Thank CoachLo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice gateway into the old city. Many small shops with quality merchandise and friendly shopkeepers on cobblestone streets, many places to obtain food, good access to the Rhine River.

Thank boomer165
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Nice place to visit for a quick photo if you are in the area, does not seem to be open or have tours, but looks nice if you can avoid a pic with traffic?

1  Thank Greg T
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Was worth making the effort to walk there, very interesting history. Amazing how far back this dates.

Thank FredaB187
Reviewed 25 July 2017

lovely neighborhood with small unique shops to walk through before reaching the gate. Start from the Barfusseplatz, take the stairs up to the chuch and continue out towards the gate.

Thank NJMusicTeacher
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Spalentor is one of the city gates into the ancient city and is well-preserved. Looking through the gate, one can imagine entering into the ancient city. But nowadays, there is a lot of vehicular traffic around the gate and every corner seems to be a...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The walk to the gate and the gate itself is an adventure. The variety of shops, tram tracks and the gate give a grand impression of Basel of old

1  Thank Travln-Dawg
Reviewed 7 July 2017

No real reason to linger at the gates but great for that holiday photo before you "dive" into the old city

Thank Darrel J
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