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Agora information

İzmir , Turkey
Agora Caddesi
admission ₺5
Opening hours
8.30am-7pm Apr-Sep, to 5.30pm Oct-Mar
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The ancient Agora, built for Alexander the Great, was ruined in an earthquake in AD 178, but rebuilt soon after by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. Reconstructed Corinthian colonnades, vaulted chambers and arches give you a good idea of what a Roman bazaar looked like. A Muslim cemetery was later built on the site and many of the old tombstones can be seen around the perimeter. The site is entered on the south side, just off Gazi Osmanpaşa Bulvarı.