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Tempio di Poseidon

Piazza Castello, 74123, Taranto, Italy
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What's left are two archaic Doric columns and some bases

This is a sight that you look at for a few minutes, so you can't say that it's superior or a... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Carol K
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New York City, New York
The hidden wonders

The old town of Taranto is full of wonders that few know, because there is no real organization to... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Franzcarrino
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Biasca, Switzerland
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Piazza Castello, 74123, Taranto, Italy
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a sight that you look at for a few minutes, so you can't say that it's superior or a must-see. But how many cities have remains of a large Doric temple of the 6th century BCE?? The remains are near the water's edge,...More

Thank Carol K
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

The old town of Taranto is full of wonders that few know, because there is no real organization to show them and to advertise them properly. But they are wonderful. It's worth a walk, a coffe, a lunch in some restaurant nearby and give a...More

2  Thank Franzcarrino
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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

On the main entrance to the old town.Easily seen from the castle. Nothing spectacular,bit all the same interesting to see.

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Have to admit I was expecting more! On the plus side, gives a bit of character and it's nice to see they've protected what they have. You also don't have to make a special trip to see them - they are opposite the castle and...More

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

With only 2 column left to see this is an attraction that gives your a glimpse into the history of the city. Unfortunately like many things here not very well kept. Restricted area but overgrown and unkept. Easy to access and no cost to see.

Thank Toni D
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Here there are founded only 2 coloms of the temple. If you can imagine how it was, it is a nice sight

Thank LouenStephan
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Temple of Poseidon is the oldest Greek Temple in Magna Grecia outside Greece. It's dated to the 6th century b.c. There's not much left of it, only two columns standing and access is restricted but it can be seen and photographed thru the fence...More

Thank Ron S
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Reviewed 6 May 2016

We parked outside the town hall and saw these two columns in the background, amazing to read their history and survival

1  Thank Rita B
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

just amazing to see such ancient monuments at the end of the old city. Well worth a long visit while eating locally fresh fish.

Thank Hugh O
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

Just in front of the "Aragonese castle" these two Doric columns remaining from an old Poseidon temple which calls to the mind of the passer-by that Taranto was the only one colony of the city state Sparta.

Thank LexGrizzly
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Hello! It's very possible that you heard the chimes of the many churches that surround the hotel you stayed in. Bells always chime just minutes before every mass; moreover, in the piazza where Albergo del Sole is, there's a... More
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