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Spalentor (City Gate)

Basel 4056, Switzerland
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Around 1200, a second outer fortification of the town was built.
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“old city” (14 reviews)
“city walls” (5 reviews)
Basel 4056, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to visit for a quick photo if you are in the area, does not seem to be open or have tours, but looks nice if you can avoid a pic with traffic?

1  Thank Greg T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was worth making the effort to walk there, very interesting history. Amazing how far back this dates.

Thank FredaB187
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lovely neighborhood with small unique shops to walk through before reaching the gate. Start from the Barfusseplatz, take the stairs up to the chuch and continue out towards the gate.

Thank NJMusicTeacher
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Spalentor is one of the city gates into the ancient city and is well-preserved. Looking through the gate, one can imagine entering into the ancient city. But nowadays, there is a lot of vehicular traffic around the gate and every corner seems to be a...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The walk to the gate and the gate itself is an adventure. The variety of shops, tram tracks and the gate give a grand impression of Basel of old

1  Thank Travln-Dawg
Reviewed 7 July 2017

No real reason to linger at the gates but great for that holiday photo before you "dive" into the old city

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I stayed here for one evening on a business trip. The hotel was clean and the room was well equipped and comfortable. The A.C. worked well especially on a hot Basel night. The staff were lovely throughout my stay and even helped with a charger...More

1  Thank KaraP87
Reviewed 9 June 2017

From that gate you can reach nice and small streets with little shops and nice cafes til the main square .

Thank angelabelluco
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Walked to take a look at at the gate. Good walk around the city. It's close to the university and various shops. Worth the walk for the photo op.

Thank nicmccormick
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately spent Sunday and Monday ( a public holiday) in Basel...unfortunate because nothing was open however just walking the many little streets and window shopping was very enjoyable! So many beautiful sights and photo opportunities!

Thank elizabethramsay
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