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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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  • Average15%
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“old city” (21 reviews)
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Spalenvorstadt, Basel 4056, Switzerland
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"old city"
in 21 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 9 reviews
"massive structure"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful dome"
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"pretty city"
in 2 reviews
"historic structure"
in 2 reviews
"medieval times"
in 5 reviews
"number tram"
in 5 reviews
"small street"
in 2 reviews
"wonderful hotel"
in 2 reviews
"tile roof"
in 2 reviews
"worth a short visit"
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"tram stop"
in 5 reviews
"worth seeing"
in 3 reviews
"nice city"
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"middle ages"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You can reach there with tram 3 . It is a nice street to walk and photography. A viewpoint near the gate and very nice to rest because it is a park

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Spalentor is one of the three gates remaining from the city fortifications dating from 1400. Through this gate Basel used to receive the main merchandise from Alsace region.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint neighborhood in close proximity to the old gate number 3 bus goes right to this location from the central station

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Massive and colorful, the Spalentor was the entrance to Basel from Alsace. Its colossal oak gates and suspended spiked screen attest to its mlitary purpose. The sculpted religious figures as well as the colorful tile roof attest to the city's wealth in the Middle Ages.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Basel this is “the must” stop for you. The place is like from fairytale, a tower gate from the past and you will have pleasant walk in this old part of Basel.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth going to see, we took the number 3 tram and it stops just outside the gate. The view as showed in the photo is great awesome

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

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
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

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
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

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

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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

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