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8 Jul 2019
“Meeting place for Roman Government”
12 Aug 2017
The first agora was built in the 6th century B.C. and is buried below the present one. This square-shaped structure was where all the city's business was conducted.
Selcuk, Turkey
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Reviewed 9 July 2019

The State Agora was used for different reasons over the centuries, from government meetings by the Romans, to commercial business, to a part of it dedicated as a necropolis for Ephesus. Present day excavation continues, not much to really see other than rocks and reconstructed...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank digitalroc
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Many ruins near the entrance of the city from the lowest side. It will be on your right. Avoid sunny days unless you use sunglasses and hat.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

This has been developed over the years and with the colonnaded streets, it is looking increasingly impressive.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank MAJ_Dave44
Reviewed 4 January 2017

St Paul may well have walked along here, but today this part of Ephesus is mostly tumbled rocks and building stones. A large area once the market.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 17 October 2016

To some people, the agora looks like a big field surrounded by a stone wall. To me, it was much more interesting and I could easily imagine the place bustling with shops, buyers haggling over price and inspecting the merchandise, etc. The remians of the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank MIA328
Reviewed 20 July 2016

not much remains here at all. some stones and broken pillars. Good signage helps to explain history of locale. worth stopping

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Although it was expanded by the Romans, it was originally constructed by the Greeks in the second century BCE. It is an open field, strewn with broken columns, but it takes little imagination to picture, commerce, business, political debates, law courts, steam baths and scializing....More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Mike K
Reviewed 17 March 2016

There isnt much to see as it is not full restored - just blocks of ruins left on the grounds. Actually, there were people still doing some excavation and restoration of this during our visit. The baths were also part of the state agora which...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank swim_jess
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The state agora was built in the Roman Period in the first century B.C. It was used not for commerce but for business, it played an important role as a meeting place for the governmental discussions.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank nakhodazadeh
Reviewed 6 November 2015

All that remains of this once huge market is a large green field with several ruins of the pillars that once defined it. makes for a nice walk through.

Date of experience: October 2015
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