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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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Catch the Number 3 Tram from the Town Centre

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Chelsea B
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank allertonlad
Guimaraes, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This gate looks like a fairy tale castle. You should walk though the gate on your visit. A must see.

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Thank Helena A
Bethalto, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Spalentor (City Gate) is a part of the old wall that surrounded the city during Medieval times. It is a short walk from the Marktplatz.

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Thank Mary B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Impressive piece of architecture and beautiful dome leading towards the main market. Has got a historical value and significance

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Well - it took me 6 trips before I found the City Gate and only found it by driving past it. Our local friends knew little or nothing about it and we had to look it up. Very pretty artifact.

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Oxford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

See above. Its quite impressive and the associated history is interesting. The nearby botanical gardens are worth a look round too (free).

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