The Arch of Galerius

The Arch of Galerius II by V-Light
The Arch of Galerius and the Rotunda in the background

 

Β  Continuing my posts with the latest photos i took in Thessaloniki, today we have the famous Arch of Galerius. Build in 298 to 299 AD, it’s probably one of the most prominent monuments in the city. It also serves as a famous meeting point, maybe even more than the Aristotelous clock i posted yesterday, it really depends on who you ask.

Β  Located just next to the very busy road of Egnatia, the arch breaths and exists in the heart of the city’s center. People like to have their photos taken right under it and in this case you don’t wonder why. It might not be in the best condition but the arch is a tangible example of how the city used to be. You can make the imaginary line of where the city walls used to stand and how they ran down from theΒ Eptapyrgio fortress up in the hills, to the Arch, to end at the White Tower right next to the sea.

The Arch of Galerius by V-Light
Local people call it “Kamara”, the Greek word for arch

 

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