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The Popular Roman Bath in United Kingdom
Holidaying in United Kingdom and not sure where to go? Well, there is a place that you have to visit in the city of Bath where also most tour agencies will also plan in the itinerary.
The Roman Bath located at Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LZ has now became a heritage side for both tourists and locals to visit. For a place that was said to be completed in 1897, the work of art, sculptures and design of the entire compound is astoundingly amazing especially without the help of machineries back in the olden days.
Gaining its fame, as these baths were once said to heal diseases and also help to relax and cleanse the body due to the heated element this Bath have. But of course, you do not want to jump into the water, the greenery in the water will turn you off for sure, it is not even save to touch.
There is also a roman Bath guided tour that you are required to book it online and of course its not free! But you can walk around the Roman baths with the self guided tour.
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Collection of Historicy
⏰ Side Museum open daily : 8:30 AM–7:45 PM
💰 Side Museum Entrance Fee : 100 ₺
Side welcomes visitors in a Roman bathhouse which was restored and converted into a museum in the ancient city.
It is an exciting place to visit as it has a lot of great artifacts which for the most part are not exchibited on the shelves but in a more natural way - inside the large Roman baths (dating 5th - 6th centuries A.D.) which were restored and converted into an archaeological museum and in the garden. You can feel a very special atmosphere there.
The sculptures of Gods and the reliefs of the sarcophagi are absolutely spectacular and testify to the highest level of skills of the artists of Asia Minor.
Despite of a very hot day, inside it felt pretty cool and there was a lot of shade which also contributed to the pleasant visit.
It would be interesting to visit it, even if you are not a connoisseur of history. However, if you are a history lover, we would recommend to read some information about Side prior to your visit and also pay attention to the signs and inscriptions there.
Enjoy your visit!
Charming Old Town With Stunning Night View
📍Old Town Of Side
The heart of Side is its charming old town, where you can wander through narrow streets lined with historic buildings, browse boutique shops, and sample delicious local cuisine.
With its 3,500 years of history, Side's old town will amaze you with ancient ruins from Roman and Byzantine times. These include:
Commercial Agora: The cultural and economic center of the city and a popular meeting place during the Roman period. It's located next to the ancient theater and houses a lot of ruins, such as the temple of Tyche, and a well preserved market street.
State Agora: Southeast of the Commercial Agora are the remains of the second-century State Agora, that was reserved for the elite circles in the city.
Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum): Near the outer city walls, you can find part of the Roman aqueducts dating from the 2nd century AD.
Roman Baths: The Roman Baths opposite the Commercial Agora probably date back to the 5th century. Since 1962, it has served as the Side Museum.
City Walls: Construction of the once six-kilometer-long city wall began in the late first century. It served to protect the city and some of it can still be visited today.
City Gate: Located near the Nymphaeum, the large main gate was first built as a free-standing structure and only later integrated into the city wall.
Colonnaded Road: A marble-paved street framed by columns that once led from the city gate to the old city center. Today, remains of the columns with original mosaics can still be seen and are a very popular photo motif.
South Basilica: This basilica was built right next to the two main Roman temples in the city, which were later incorporated into the atrium of the Byzantine church.
Monumental Gate: It was built on the Commercial Agora. Today, only the foundation walls are preserved.
Vespasian Monument & Gate: A fountain was erected next to the inner city gate in honor of the Roman Emperor, Vespasian.
Temple of Dionysus: Remains of the early Roman temple dedicated to the god of wine near the ancient theater.
Temple of Men: Along Barbaros Caddesi, you will find remains of a temple that was dedicated to Men, an Anatolian deity of the Moon.
In conclusion, Side Old Town is surely a hidden gem lying in wait for the tourists to explore, so keep it on your places to visit when you happen to go to Türkiye in future!
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