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Porta Nigra
Porta Nigra is an old building. That was a port for the entrence of the old part of Trier. The romans build it.
 
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The most famous relic in Trier is the Porta Nigra, the beautifully-preserved fortified gate from the great age when the city was known as "Augusta Treverorum". The Porta Nigra was built in the 4th century and even today is an imosing feature.
 
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by doug48
 
the porta nigra (black gate) is open to the public and you can walk to the top of the structure. from the porta nigra you can get a great view of central trier.
 
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by doug48
 
the porta nigra (black gate) was built by the romans in the 2nd century AD. this massive gate is the oldest defensive structure in germany. during the middle ages it was named porta nigra because the sandstone blocks of the gate had weathered and turned...
 
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According to the tourist literature, the Porta Nigra is the largest surviving Roman city gate north of the Alps. It's hard to believe this structure is around 1800 years old.

The Porta Nigra is striking, for sure. You may purchase a combination ticket...
 
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Trier Things to Do Tip : Porta Nigra
by Polly74
 
For the newly arrived guest, the Porta Nigra is the best place to begin a tour of Trier. The gate dates back to a time (about A.D. 180) when the Romans often erected public buildings of huge stone blocks (here, the biggest weigh up to six metric tons)....
 
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by MATIM
 
the Porta Nigra (black gate) is the best place to begin a tour of Trier. The gate dates back to a time (about A.D. 180) when the Romans often erected public buildings of huge stone blocks (here, the biggest weigh up to six metric tons).
The Porta Nigra is...
 
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Member Trier Travelogue: Porta Nigra
by vree
 
inside the porta nigra
the porta nigra is visible from the market square, but when you walk up to it, you can feel the age of the structure. we had some difficulty finding the entrance, but after circling it, we found the gate. the porta nigra affords a...
 
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Trier Things to Do Tip : Porta Nigra
The Porta Nigra is the point of entry to the city. It is quite old and was apparently at one time white but is now black from aging. You can pay a few Euros and take a walk up to get a view of the city from above.
 
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The Porta Nigra was absolutely breathtaking! Coming from a relatively new world (USA), with newer architecture, the Porta Nigra seemed (and is, i suppose) ancient. The structure is made of sandstone, which appears to have aged over the many centuries of...
 
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by ger4444
 
The Roman construction, being a gate, dirives its name 'black gate' from the fact that the stones got black trough the ages of it's existence. It has 2 gates actually, and 2 towers. The porta nigra was build in the 2 th century and now is the symbolof the...
 
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The Porta Nigra -- or Black Gate -- is a massive stone gate on the northern end of the Trier Walkplatz. Itwas built by the Romans as the northern gate to the city in about 100 AD. The stones were connected with massive iron bands rather than mortar. The...
 
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by Askla
 
The mighty Porta Nigra is nearly all that remains of the old Roman fortifications except for some stretches of the city wall. It is said to be the largest city gate north of the Alps and is a site on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Porta was built in...
 
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Trier Things to Do Tip : The Porta Nigra
The Porta Nigra (Black Gate) is Trier’s landmark. This Roman city gate from the second century A.D. is built of sandstone blocks. This is a good place to start a walking tour of Trier. You can get a map at the Trier tourism office building located here.
 
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Of course unmissable when you're in Trier, the Porta Nigra is situated at the entrance of the old town. It was built between 180 and 200 essentially in grey sandstones. Unfortunately, pollution has altered its original aspect but it has to be seen, if only...
 
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Trier Things to Do Tip : The Porta Nigra
by wayne0k
 
The Porta Nigra, or the Black Gate, is the largest surviving Roman city gate in the world. Constructed of sandstone blocks, some weighing up to 6 tons, the gate was originally white. After about 100 years passed, local weather conditions and native lichen...
 
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Trier Things to Do Tip : PORTA NIGRA
by Helga67
 
At the entrance to the old town stands the Porta Nigra, a fortified Roman gateway. It was built of the distinctive light sandstone, by placing one row of huge blocks on top of another, and then joining them with iron clamps without using any mortar. Its...
 
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by Muya
 
Whenever you talk about Trier, the first image that comes to your mind is the “Porta Nigra”.
Most famous relic of the Roman Era, the Porta Nigra stands at the entrance to the old town and next to the famous shopping street "Simeonstraße". Very well...
 
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Trier Things to Do Tip : The Porta Nigra
To touch a piece of history… Is that such an experience?

My first sight of the Porta Nigra is shown in the picture here. I was astounded and amazed. All of that magnificence and not one ounce of mortar. A quick walk through an underground tunnel took me...
 
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Trier General Tips Tip : Porta Nigra
by Skipka
 
Porta Nigra is the real prove of Roman settlement in the town such as Church of Our Lady and other artifacts. Trier is the oldest town in Germany thanks to Roman settlement. And why Porta Nigra? :) Should guess... of course it is black but I don't think so...
 
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