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Spalentor (City Gate)

Spalenvorstadt, Basel 4056, Switzerland
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Around 1200, a second outer fortification of the town was built.
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Spalenvorstadt, Basel 4056, Switzerland
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"old city"
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"botanical gardens"
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"massive structure"
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"beautiful dome"
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"pretty city"
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"historic structure"
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"medieval times"
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"number tram"
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"small street"
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"wonderful hotel"
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"tile roof"
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"worth a short visit"
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"tram stop"
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"worth seeing"
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"nice city"
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"middle ages"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are several gates still surviving. The 3 tram swerves around this one. It is worth walking up to one to view the massive timbers and stone used in the construction.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've always found it a bit odd when people refer to Basel city as it never seems big enough to be a city. However, this is the city gate so it certainly has the delineation marks of such. I really like Basel - great place...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many historic things to visit in Basel and we enjoyed this location. Adds to the medieval feel of Basel.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can reach there with tram 3 . It is a nice street to walk and photography. A viewpoint near the gate and very nice to rest because it is a park

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Spalentor is one of the three gates remaining from the city fortifications dating from 1400. Through this gate Basel used to receive the main merchandise from Alsace region.

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Quaint neighborhood in close proximity to the old gate number 3 bus goes right to this location from the central station

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Reviewed March 27, 2018

Massive and colorful, the Spalentor was the entrance to Basel from Alsace. Its colossal oak gates and suspended spiked screen attest to its mlitary purpose. The sculpted religious figures as well as the colorful tile roof attest to the city's wealth in the Middle Ages.

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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

If you are in Basel this is “the must” stop for you. The place is like from fairytale, a tower gate from the past and you will have pleasant walk in this old part of Basel.

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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Well worth going to see, we took the number 3 tram and it stops just outside the gate. The view as showed in the photo is great awesome

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

Basel is a small city that is easy to get around. This is the main city gate, despite being small, has an element of charm. If you walk round other parts of the city you will also be able to spot smaller gates & remaining...More

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