Mausoleum At HalicarnassusCurrently Closed
- Address: Bodrum, Turkey
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +90-2523161219
- Ticket Price: 10 TRY
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Tomb
Mausoleum At Halicarnassus - Review
The only standing structure from the Seven Wonders of Antiquity, this 1500 year old epitome of architecture was originally a tomb. Built for Mausolus- a prominent ruler of the Persian Empire and Artemisia II Caria who was both his wife and sister by Greek architects Satyros and Pythius of Priene- Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (the former name of Bodrum) is a place to be to! Destroyed by a series of earthquakes between the 12th to 15th centuries, this iconic place was discovered in an excavation by British archaeologists in the 19th century. Today, only the foundation of the Mausoleum remains and there is a small museum with info graphics about the history and architecture of the Mausoleum.
The Mausoleum At Halicarnassus is one of the only standing structure among the Seven Wonders of Antiquity. The place today has the remains of the old world times and their is a museum as well. Even though you don’t require any Mausoleum At Halicarnassus tickets, still you can opt for the Mausoleum At Halicarnassus tours. Buying the Mausoleum At Halicarnassus tour tickets will help you in getting a guided tour of the attraction and understand its history.
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95% of people who visit Bodrum include Mausoleum At Halicarnassus in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
32.52% of people start their Mausoleum At Halicarnassus visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Mausoleum At Halicarnassus
50.32% of people prefer walking in order to reach Mausoleum At Halicarnassus
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Mausoleum At Halicarnassus, Bodrum Reviews
One of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The site is interesting if you enjoy ancient history/archaeology. The exhibits mainly consist of carved panels and friezes. The best sculptural reliefs ended up in museums in other countries. Plenty of information in English and Turkish about how and when it was built and the excavated site is worth seeing. Not for children, they would be bored within 5 minutes. A few benches in shade provide relief from the sun. Entrance fee was 10 Turkish Lira pp in May 2018.
Wonderful place to visit seeing one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world 10 lira to get in well worth a visit
One of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Unfortunately it was pillaged for it's stone but the site today is still beautiful being surrounded by tall shady trees and rose bushes. It's very informative lots of information on the site and you can climb over pretty much all of it to your heart's desire. A must if you want a quiet break in bodrum or if you are a history buff.
The Masonic House of the Temple of the Scottish Rite, Washington, DC, John Russell Pope, architect, 1911–15, another scholarly version. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus or Tomb of Mausolus[a] (Ancient Greek Turkish: Halikarnas Mozolesi) was a tomb built between 353 and 350 BC at Halicarnassus (present Bodrum, Turkey) for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire, and his sister-wife Artemisia II of Caria. The structure was designed by the Greek architects Satyros and Pythius of Priene. The Mausoleum was approximately 45 m (148 ft) in height, and the four sides were adorned with sculptural reliefs, each created by one of four Greek sculptors—Leochares, Bryaxis, Scopas of Paros and Timotheus. The finished structure of the mausoleum was considered to be such an aesthetic triumph that Antipater of Sidon identified it as one of his Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was destroyed by successive earthquakes from the 12th to the 15th century, the last surviving of the six destroyed wonders. The word mausoleum has now come to be used generically for an above-ground tomb.
It's a worldwonder so yeah why not visit, but nearly nothing left. At the end you see nearly nothing but you can say you visited a worldwonder. Really cheap entrance fee.