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Temple of Poseidon

The Temple of Poseidon is the oldest Greek Temple in Magna Grecia outside Greece. It's dated to the... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2016
Ron S
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New York City, New York
Good for a photo as you pass by

There are two columns which you will see as you walk around the old part of Taranto. It is good... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
indtravhelp
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Piazza Castello, 74123, Taranto, Italy
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

The doric columns are all that are left of the supposed Temple of Poseidon. The columns had been incorporated into a church and dwelling and only when these were torn down that the size of the columns were discovered. There are also the remains of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

There are two columns which you will see as you walk around the old part of Taranto. It is good for a photo as you pass by.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank indtravhelp
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Carol K
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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Franzcarrino
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank cycleplus1
Reviewed 29 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

Date of experience: May 2017
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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.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 295tonid
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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank LouenStephan
Reviewed 18 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

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Ron S
Reviewed 5 May 2016

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

Date of experience: May 2016
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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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