Pergamon, also known as Pergamum, was an ancient city located in the Aegean region of Turkey. The city was an important center of culture, politics, and religion in ancient times and is renowned for its impressive architecture and medical achievements.
The city was home to the Pergamon Altar, a massive Hellenistic structure that is considered one of the greatest surviving monuments of the ancient world. Pergamum also had a renowned library that contained over 200,000 volumes and was second only to the library of Alexandria in ancient times. The city was also an important site for the practice of medicine, and the famous physician Galen was born in Pergamon.
Pergamon played a significant role in early Christianity and was mentioned in the biblical book of Revelation. Today, visitors can explore the ancient ruins of Pergamum, including the theater, the temple of Athena, the library ruins, and the Asclepion, a sanctuary dedicated to the god of healing. Pergamon’s cultural and historical significance has led to it being listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The modern city of Bergama, located near the ruins of Pergamon, offers visitors a glimpse of traditional Turkish culture and hospitality. Bergama is known for its delicious cuisine, including local specialties such as baklava and Turkish delight. The city is also home to the Bergama Museum, which showcases artifacts from Pergamon and the surrounding area. You can contact us to get more information about our tours and also we are able to help you in Spanish language.Share this tour