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Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (Tomb of Mausolus) Tours

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (Tomb of Mausolus)
Built in 351 B.C. to house the tomb of King Mausolus, the Persian King of Caria, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (Tomb of Mausolus) was not only the grandest tomb of its time but it also gave its name to all the mausoleums that followed. The masterpiece of Greek architects Satyros and Pytheos, the elaborate monument was once a temple of sculpted columns and white marble, standing over 50 meters tall and topped with a sculpture of a horse-drawn carriage.

Because the mausoleum is known as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, its ruins are immensely popular in modern-day Bodrum, despite being almost completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1304. Today, the final remaining pieces of the walls can be found around the landmark Myndos Gate, while the best-preserved remains are now housed in London’s British Museum. Some of the rocks rescued from the wreckage of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus were also used to build the seafront Castle of St Peter.

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The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is located in central Bodrum, about a five-minute walk north from the harbor. It is open to visitors Tuesday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrance is 8 YTL.
Address: Tepecik, Bodrum/Muğla, Turkey
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 8:30am-5pm
Admission: 8 YTL
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Private Full-Day City Highlights Tour of Bodrum

Private Full-Day City Highlights Tour of Bodrum

Enjoy the historical highlights on this full-day shore excursion from Bodrum port and learn all about the city’s dramatic history from your private tour guide.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$298.80
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$298.80
Price varies by group size
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Bodrum City Walking Sightseeing - Late afternoon

Bodrum City Walking Sightseeing - Late afternoon

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This tour, which is prepared for those who want to know the city of Bodrum and learn thousands of years of it’s history, is active every day except Mondays (April 1 - November 30). After meeting with your guide, we walk in the narrow streets of the city of Halicarnassus - where Herodotus, the Father of History, once wandered. We visit the city's corridors from past to present. First visit is to Zeki Müren Museum- former house of the well known Turkish singer who was resident of Bodrum and than we stroll around the historical houses with interesting architecture in the Cretan neighborhood. We proceed to Naval Museum and we listen to the story of sailors and sponge-hunters identified with the history of the city and see one of the world's most important collection of sea shells. Visit the Mausoleum-one of the 7 Wonders of the World, and watch the breathtaking view of Bodrum from the Antique Theater. We see the windmills, cisterns and many other works of the Ottoman era in this tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.20
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$135.20
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Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (Tomb of Mausolus) hours of operation: Tuesday-Sunday 8:30am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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