Perge Ancient City

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The Perga or Perge ruins should not be missed if you are spending time in Antalya. It was one of the richest towns in ancient times and one of the most ancient cities in Turkey. It will take you back three thousand years and serve as the region's capital.

You can explore the former splendor of Perge by passing through the enormous ancient gates and strolling down the ruins of a colonnaded promenade to a nymphaeum. Discover Perge's past and present, and travel in Alexander the Great's footsteps to this archaeological treasure.

What can you see at Perge Ancient City?

One of the best-organized ancient Roman cities is Perge. Bath complexes, four fountains, Hellenistic towers, palaestrae, two basilicas, a stadium, colonnaded avenues, an agora, and a temple to Goddess Athena are only a few of the significant ruins. The walls of the fortification are still visible. Perge is notable for both the quality of its marble sculptures and its architecture. Several philosophers and scientists called the city home. The most well-known of them was Apollonius, a legendary ancient mathematician, and astronomer.

  • Fountain:

Near the entrance is a large fountain (nymphaeum) honoring Emperor Septimius Severus. The Antalya Museum displays a few statues and sculptures from the nymphaeum.

  • Monumental Fountain:

A large fountain honoring Emperor Hadrian is located at the end of the columned street. In the middle of the nymphaeum, a statue of Kaystros, The God of the River, is depicted lying down.

  • Thermal Baths:

The hot baths were built in the second century. They possessed a courtyard surrounded by columns and reliefs, as well as other apartments ornamented with statues. The floor's heating system is still visible today.

  • Theater:

A Greco-Roman-style theater may be found near the entrance, leaning against the hill. It may hold up to 15,000 individuals. The theater's five gates and an elaborately painted exterior. Additionally, the stage was adorned with marble reliefs, some of which are now on display in the Antalya Museum.

  • Stadium:

One of the most impressive stadiums from the ancient world is Perge Stadium. It has 13 rows of seats on top of the vaults and is 34 square meters in size. The stadium can hold 12,000 people.

  • City Walls and Towers:

The Hellenistic and Roman eras are represented on the city walls. At the site's entryway, two towers have survived in fair condition.

  • Agora:

The political and economic heart of the city was The Agora. Shops could be found all around the main courtyard. Some stores' floors were tiled with mosaics.

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Address of Perge Ancient City

Aksu, Antalya 07110 Turkey

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