Porta Nigra

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Trier, Germany

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cwere_ap cwere_ap
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Wonderful historical town Jul 08, 2011
The oldest city in Germany, Trier is very beautiful and not far from Luxembourg. The sites are very historical, amazing and well preserved. From the Roman "Porta Nigra" to the the churches. Porta Nigra is the best preserved roman gate north of the alps.
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Suusj Suusj
176 reviews
PortaNigra Nov 20, 2010
Porta Nigra Trier.

Porta Nigra witch is Latin for “Black Gate” is one of the famous Roman monuments in Trier.

The Porta Nigra is build out of gray Sandstne betweet 186 and 200 AD. In the Roman timesthe Prta nigra was part of a system of four city gates. The Porta Nigra guarded the northen entry of the Roman city.

In the Middle ages the Roman city gates were nog longer used for their original function and their stones were taken and used for re-building or just building other buildings. You can still see this distructions on the north side of the gate.

It’s defenitly worth visiting the Porta Nigra. And climbing al those stairs up. You get an amazing vieuw over Trier!
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jostravel jostravel
55 reviews
The Black Gate Jun 02, 2010
Situated at the entrance to Trier, Germany, The Porta Nigra is a lovely old Roman City Gate. You can pay a small fee to walk around it and climb to the top; and the views are lovely.
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Pearl510 Pearl510
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The Roman empires black gate Jul 05, 1996
The most famous monument in Trier is the Porta Nigra, which means Black Gate. I remember to be so amazed when I was a child. It dates from the second century and was the northern gate of a 6,5 kilometers long wall around the city. Because of the bricks were made of sandstone, the building became black over time, which explains the name Puerta Nigra.

In the early 11th century, a Greek hermit had himself locked in one of the towers. After his death, the bishop had a church build around the Puerta Nigra. Today, this church is, except from the choir, completely gone. But it did however save the gate from being demolished in the dark ages.

Right next to the Porta Nigra is the Simon Cloister. It is the only early Roman cloister that is left in the whole of Germany.

The Porta Nigra was placed on the UNESCO list of world inheritance in the year 1986.
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