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Side Museum; Manavgat district, Side District, Side Antique City, M.S. Dated to the 2nd century AD. It is located in an ancient bath building (Agora Bath), which has survived to the present day with additions and changes in the 5th – 6th centuries. Between 1959 and 1961, the Hamam was restored by the Master Architect Ragıp – Selma DEVREZ couple, with three parts covered and opened as a museum in 1962. Halls 2 (Sudatorium), 3 (Caldarium) and 4 (Tepidarium) of the bath are closed; Halls 1 (Frigidarium) and 5 (Tepidarium) and courtyard sections are arranged as open display areas. In the garden of the Museum, which was once a part of the gymnasium, there are tomb inscriptions, inscriptions, friezes from the Roman Period, sarcophagi, column bases and columns, mosaic pieces, busts and sculptures from the Seljuk Period. If you proceed from the museum entrance and turn right without entering the garden, you will reach the exhibition halls. Here, firstly, an open-topped hall with reliefs of weapons, a basalt column head from the Late Hittite Period, and a very beautiful pool are encountered. It is estimated that the niches of the pool were once decorated with statues of emperors and gods. There is also a Roman sundial in the middle of the pool. Glass works, coins, oil lamps, statuettes, jewelry, ornaments, sarcophagi and sculptures are exhibited in the covered halls of the museum. M.S. The Three Beauties Statue, symbolizing the beauty, grace and fertility of the 2nd century, is one of the most precious works of the Side Museum. Three beauties identified with Hera, Aphrodite and Athena dazzle with their grace and power in the museum hall.
Step into the ancient world as we delve into the captivating allure of Side Museum, housed within the ruins of a Roman Bathhouse. Located in the heart of Side, Turkey, this hidden gem offers a unique glimpse into the rich history and vibrant culture of the region.
The Museum exhibits variety of artifacts and findings from the excavations made on the archaeological site.
The Three Beauties Sculpture dating back to 2nd century is a must see piece at the museum. It symbolizes the elegance, beauty and abundance, and represents Hera, Aphrodite and Athena.
Side Underwater Museum
The museum ranks second in its school globally, following the Mexican Underwater Museum in Mexico, which ranks first with 400 sculptures.
The collection of Side Underwater Museum, which consists of 117 pieces made by Turkish sculptors, divided into five different themes, can be seen closely by diving into the sea. Visitors to the museum are required to have a professional diving certificate.
The sculptures in the museum are made of materials compatible with underwater. They act as a natural reef by integrating with their environment without harming sea creatures.
During their visit to the museum, where they will have a completely different experience, visitors can see the representations of the Çanakkale and the War of Independence, the three and a half meters long statue of the sea god Poseidon, weighing 50 tons, the Temple of Apollo, the camel caravans that set off from Side for commercial purposes in the past, He can see Mevlana and his whirling dervishes. Again, seeing the flower garden designed for children who lost their lives at sea while fleeing their country during the Syrian war will be an unforgettable memory.
Side Underwater Museum, which makes diving enthusiasts from all over the world prefer our country, which makes Antalya’s name more popular in tourism, has hosted more than 50.000 visitors since 2015.