Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Fodor's Weekly: Your expert travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration (coming soon)

The Sea of Marmara and the North Aegean Sights

Kızıl Avlu (Red Basilica)

Updated 12/17/2013

Fodor's Review

The Red Basilica in Bergama is named for the red bricks from which it's constructed. You'll pass it on the road to and from the Acropolis—it's right at the bottom of the hill, in the old part of the city. This was the last pagan temple constructed in Pergamum before Christianity was declared the state religion in the 4th century, when it was converted into a basilica dedicated to St. John. The walls remain, but not the roof. Most interesting are the underground passages,

where it is easy to imagine how concealed pagan priests supplied the voices of "spirits" in mystic ceremonies. The main building is fenced off for ongoing restoration, but one of the two towers has been restored and has some displays inside; the other tower is used as a mosque.

Read More

Sight Information

Address:

Kurtuluş Mh., Kınık Cad., Pergamum, 35700, Turkey

Map It

Phone:

0232-631–2885

Sight Details:

  • 5 TL
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 8:30–7; Nov.–Mar., daily 8–5

Updated 12/17/2013

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all sights in The Sea of Marmara and the North Aegean

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

Advertisement