Fodor's Expert Review Hatay Müzesi

Antakya (Antioch) Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

Although little survives of old Antioch, the collection of mosaics (one of the largest in the world) here hints at the city's glorious past. Experts consider the dozens of Roman mosaics in the huge Hatay Archaeological Müzesi—portraying scenes from mythology and replete with figures such as Dionysus, Orpheus, Oceanus, and Thetis—to rank among the highest achievements of Roman art. At the old Hatay Museum at Gündüz Caddesi, No. 1, there is also a beautiful marble sarcophagus and a giant statue of the Roman Emperor Lucius Verus. The area's pre-classical past is well represented, too—check out the 3,000-year-old lion, discovered in 2011.

Museum/Gallery Historical Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

On the outskirts of the city, past the church of St. Peter, on the road to Reyhanlı
Antakya, Hatay  31120, Turkey

326-214–6167

www.muze.gov.tr/tr/muzeler/hatay-arkeoloji-muzesi

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: 10 TL, Daily: 9–6:30 in summer, 8:30–4:30 in winter

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