The Sea of Marmara and the North Aegean Sights

Lefke Kapısı (Lefke Gate)

  • At the eastern end of Kılıçaslan Cad. Map It
  • Iznik
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

The eastern gate to the ancient city was built in honor of a visit by the Roman emperor Hadrian in AD 120 and is among the best-preserved remnants of the thick, sturdy fortifications that once encircled İznik. Some of the original inscriptions, marble reliefs, and friezes remain intact. Outside the gray stone and faded brick gate is a leafy graveyard and the city's small but technically impressive aqueduct. The site is closed to visitors until a restoration is completed sometime in 2016.

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At the eastern end of Kılıçaslan Cad., Iznik, Bursa, 16860, Turkey

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Published 07/06/2016


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