Arch of Galerius, Thessaloniki

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One of the city's most important and intriguing landmarks, the remains of Arch of Galerius provide a glimpse into Greece's long and fascinating history. The triumphal structure was built in the 4th century and today three of the eight pillars survive along with the masonry cores of the arches. Roman Emperor Galerius commissioned the monument to celebrate his victory over the Persians, and to this day you can witness scenes of the war on the remaining marble slabs. Spend some time interpreting the depictions and soak up the lively atmosphere of this popular meeting spot. There are a number of bars, restaurants, and tourist attractions in the area. To visit Arch of Galerius and other attractions in Thessaloniki, use our Thessaloniki travel route app.
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  • Great view evening in special . Great for walking around even at 11 PM. Street foods,etc around. Don t miss it you will enjoi it. 
    Great view evening in special . Great for walking around even at 11 PM. Street foods,etc around. Don t miss it you will enjoi it.  more »
  • This gate is in a beautiful square with a lovely church at the other end. We enjoyed relaxing here with a coffee after walking down from the castle. 
    This gate is in a beautiful square with a lovely church at the other end. We enjoyed relaxing here with a coffee after walking down from the castle.  more »
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  • It's a cool spot, really accessible. Just walk over the white tower and you are there. You can see a great church near the arch. There is nothing much to do in the area but you can walk over there just see the arch.
  • Really nice monument. Not much to see, but a focus point for meeting people. Just watch out for the birds sitting on it and pooping on the people below.

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