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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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Spalentor is worth a visit, more so at night when lit up. Just a short 3 minute tram (number 3) ride away / 3 stops from the main city centre. The tram stops right under the gates... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spalentor is worth a visit, more so at night when lit up. Just a short 3 minute tram (number 3) ride away / 3 stops from the main city centre. The tram stops right under the gates itself, so you don't even have to go out of your way to get there.

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Thank tsfootie
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked to this tor, it is quite small, well kept and quaint. There is another one to see elsewhere in the city too.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect photo to encapsulate the history of Basel. So picturesque with the line of shops leading to it. Also has a working post box on the Spalentor as well!

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Thank Missuzi
Pompeii, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Climb the hill by tram, get off at Spalentor and admire this wonderful and well kept door while you walk down. It's just wonderful

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Long Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Our hotel was just outside the gate. Interesting to see. Near the university and the market. Another reason why you come to Europe.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Foolproof way to get there is to catch the number 3 tram from Barfusserplatz. Stops are announced on the tram but you won’t be in any doubt when you’re at the correct one as it’s very obvious. An impressive relic of the old city walls and the best of the three gates still standing, it is none the less marooned... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

An amazing piece of history in Basel in great condition and easy to get to by tram.The area around the gate is also very interesting and quaint.

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Thank Catons
Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

As we drove past it, it caught my eye. Had to take a photo of a beautiful gate. It was only later that I realised it was Spalentor gate

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Thank Maja M
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

It is one of the old gates left over from the ancient city wall and its very stunning for a gate. A beautiful dome

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Spalentor is a striking old gate to the city, of which only three remain. Very nicely decorated, it is a very impressive structure, and hard to miss. Definitely worth a visit.

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