Trajan's Fountain
Trajan's Fountain
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This portion of the ruined city is somewhat in tact so you can imagine when it was a working fountain bringing much-needed water to the busy city. Part of the tour.
Written 20 May 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,060 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
One of many sites along the main Curetes street. The Trajan fountain was built in honor to the Roman Emperor. It had a big pool with many statues around it including his own.
Not much left, but it's going through restoration works.
Written 8 November 2020
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania33,366 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Another landmark that does not keep much of its former beauty. You need no more than 10 minutes to see it, take a few photos and read the few information on the panel.
Written 23 September 2020
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,940 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Lots of fabulous sights in Ephesus, but Trajan's Fountain not all that memorable. Some restoration going on; perhaps more impressive in the future.
Written 5 March 2020
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Mohit
Noida, India337 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We went there in December 2019 and there were restorations going on everywhere. Nothing much to see except the ruins and read the history on the billboard.
Written 9 January 2020
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Helene S
Houston, TX1,950 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Fountain of Trajan was built in the second century to honor the Emperor Trajan. The fountain originally featured two ornamental pools and a large statue of Emperor Trajan. The round stone under his foot symbolized that the world was under his foot/under his control.
Written 4 January 2020
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,177 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
The site of Trajan's Fountain looks like an archaeological restoration in progress. Column drums, capitals, and other carved architectural elements are stacked on stone footings, with a triangular pediment balanced on top. The original fountain was donated by Tiberius Claudius Ariston and his wife between 102 and 114 A.D. It honored Artemis of Ephesus (the mother goddess, who had her own temple 2km northeast of the city) and the emperor Trajan (who ruled 98-117). A two-story facade (estimated to be 9.5m high) surrounded a 20x10m pool on three sides. A statue of Trajan standing on a globe appeared in a central niche, with water gushing into the pool. He was surrounded by statues of Dionysus (Greek god of wine and festivity), a Satyr (lustful, drunken woodland god), Aphrodite (goddess of love and beauty) and family members of the Emperor. The statues that have been recovered are displayed in the Ephesus Museum in Selcuk. Trajan's Fount an is one of many ruins in Ephesus, which is a UNESCO World heritage Site. The ruins are popular, so visiting early or late in the day helps avoid crowds. Sturdy shoes, water and a hat are recommended, as walking surfaces are uneven, and there is little shade. The Ephesus site is open Apr-Oct: 8am-7.30pm, and closes at 5.30pm Nov-Mar. There is an entry fee of ₺60 for adults; children are free. Parking is 10₺.
Written 27 November 2019
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Karen K
United States83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The Fountain of Trajan is one of the finest monuments in Ephesus and was constructed in honor of Emperor Trajan. The statue of Trajan stood in the central niche on the facade overlooking the pool. The pool was 60 X 30 feet and surrounded by columns and the statues of Dionysus, Satyr, Aphrodite and the family of the emperor. Restoration is ongoing. See the original statues in the Ephesus Museum. And watch for the signs as you walk along the street--the sites are close together and hard to distinguish without the signage.
Written 27 October 2019
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Jean R
Namur, Belgium694 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
We liked very much Trajans fountain, a beautiful piece of architecture terminating the aqueduct supplying Ephesus on Curestes street.
Written 15 August 2019
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada2,072 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Imagining what it once was through the tourist print, was more interesting that seeing the remaining ruins that looked clumsily stacked together, I assume the restoration is still in progress, and will be much better when completed.
Written 9 July 2019
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