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Top Choice Archaeological Site in Bergama (Pergamum)

Bergama Acropolis

One of Turkey's most impressive archaeological sites, Bergama's acropolis is dramatically sited on a hill to the northeast of the town centre. There's plenty to see in this ancient settlement, with ruins large and s…
Top Choice Pide in Bergama (Pergamum)


Located on a busy corner, this ultrafriendly pidecı (pide place) is probably the most popular eatery in town, The pides (Turkish-style pizzas) are excellent – try the unusual biberli maydanozlu (green pepper and par…
Museum in Bergama (Pergamum)

Bergama Archaeology Museum

Boasting a small but impressive collection of artefacts, Bergama's museum is well worth a visit. On exhibit are reliefs from the Acropolis, including a wonderful Roman-era relief from the Demeter Terrace, and a Hell…
Ruins in Bergama (Pergamum)


The Asklepion may not be as dramatic as the Acropolis, but in some ways it is even more extraordinary. One of the most important healing centres of the Roman world, it had baths, temples, a theatre, library, treatme…
Ruins in Bergama (Pergamum)

Red Hall

The cathedral-sized Red Hall, sometimes called the Red Basilica, is thought to have been built by the Romans as a temple to the Egyptian gods Serapis and Isis in the 2nd century AD. It’s an imposing-looking structur…
Pide in Bergama (Pergamum)


Kervan is popular among locals for its cheap and tasty dishes. The menu features a good range of kebaps, pide, çorba (soup) and, for dessert, künefe (syrup-soaked dough and sweet cheese sprinkled with pistachios).
Pide in Bergama (Pergamum)

Paksoy Pide

Pint-sized Paksoy is clean, but is most definitely outclassed in the pide and friendliness stakes by nearby Arzu.
Pub in Bergama (Pergamum)

Zıkkım Birahanesi

With shady garden seating just off the main road, this cool beer garden makes a welcome midtown pit stop. It's one of three dishevelled birahanesi (beer houses) in this stretch of Cumhuriyet Caddesi.
Turkish in Bergama (Pergamum)

Bergama Sofrası

One of a number of lokantas (eateries serving ready-made food) that can be found on the town's main drag, Bergama Sofrası has indoor and outdoor seating, clean surfaces and an open kitchen under bright lights. The s…
Mosque in Bergama (Pergamum)

Kurşunlu Mosque

Built in 1439, this mosque gets its name from its dome coated in lead (kurşun).