Place Category: Ancient Sites
Pergamon, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is spectacular! Yet, almost 99% of visitors miss out on the lower acropolis with magnificent mosaic houses & temples!
The sad truth about Pergamon, a UNESCO World Heritage site
Pergamon, in some sources described as a city of firsts, is more a city of halves. The spectacular Acropolis welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors yearly, almost 99% of which skip half of this spectacular site, probably without even realizing it. To us, this is a shocking discovery, especially if you take the time to read through this post and notice what exactly it is the majority of Pergamon’s visitors are missing out on. Well, yes, Pergamon (or Pergamum) has an upper Acropolis and a lower Acropolis. Unfortunately, the latter only welcomes a handful of visitors daily, despite its magnificent ruins and a majestic mosaic house exhibiting the best-preserved specimens of interior decoration in Pergamon.
If you’ve been to Pergamon and have no idea what we’re talking about, plan a longer visit next time. If you haven’t been yet, please don’t skip the lower Acropolis. Check out what it has to offer in this detailed Pergamon guide, including a Pergamon map.
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