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Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi)
===Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi)===
Located on İzmir Caddesi in the center of town. This museum contains all of the many artifacts recovered in the archaeological digs at [[:Wikipedia:Pergamon|Pergamon]]. There is a copy of the altar of Zeus (original is in Berlin), and you will see that the sculptures are related to those found in archaeological digs in [[Aphrodisias]]. Please update price of entranceAdmission is TL 5.
==Do==
*'''Bergama Ticaret Odasi''', Ulucami Mahallesi, Buyuk Alan Mevkii. TEL:''+90 232'' 632- 9641 [http://www.berto.org.tr/berto_sosyal_tesis.asp].
*<eat name="Les Pergamon" alt="" address="Kurtuluş Mah. Taksim Cd. 35, Bergama" directions="200 m up a small alley from the Red Bazilika or 600 m from the cable car to the Acropolis" phone="0 +90 232 632 -39 37-35" url="http://www.lespergamon.com" hours="" price="About 20-30 TL pp for a multi-course meal" lat="" long="">This very good mid-range (for price, though high-range for service!) restaurant is part Part of the new boutique hotel of the same name (opened in November 2011). It , this restaurant offers a large variety of delicious Turkish and foreign dishes. Excellent service that makes sure you want for nothing, and the Beautiful views from the restaurant and the outside garden are fantastic, as it’s located at the foot of the Acropolis hill. Also has '''rooms''' in a renovated Ottoman-era school building, with free wi-fi, available from €100 double.</eat>
==Drink==
==Sleep==
 
===Budget===
*<sleep name="Citi Hostel" alt="" address="Bankalar Cad. Buzhane Çıkmazı No. 10" directions="Exit the otogar in the center (not the one by the highway!) through the western exit (not the southern exit). Walk the main road northward for about 800 meters (around 10-15 minutes), taking a slight right at the fork by the large(ish) square. The entrance to the hostel is on the right side, after the Turkish bath, next to a restaurant and opposite the AKBANK. If unsure, ask somebody for directions to the AKBANK, everybody knows it." phone="+90 232 633-50-08" url="" email="[email protected]" checkin="" checkout="" price="25/30 TL pp. for double shared/private bathroom. Dorm 25 TL pp. Triples for similar prices" lat="39.121061" long="27.17994">Newly opened in June 2011. Breakfast included, free wi-fi, kitchen open for use. Nice courtyard with huge TV, sofas and comfy chairs, orange tables and astroturf. Really close to the archaeology museum. Clean rooms, but a little bit dark. Very relaxed Aussie-Turkish owner- one of the nicest, most helpful guys you'll ever meet (and quite appropriately, his name really does translate to the Turkish word for "Help!"), as he'll practically bend over backwards to make sure you have a good time in Bergama.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Athena Pension" alt="" address="Barbaros Mahallesi Lokcuimam Cikmazi No.9" directions="From center, walk up to old city and at Istiklal Meydani (old city centrum), look for the signs for Athena Pension, or ask a local for directions, nearby Roman bridge" phone="+90 232 633 3420" url="http://www.athenapension.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Double 25 TL pp shared bathroom. Prices go up to 60 TL pp single/private bathroom." lat="" long="" email="[email protected]">In the middle of the old part of historic Pergamon in an old Ottoman house. Very central but on a quiet alleyway yet near most of the sights of Bergama. Owner is incredibly nice. Free wifi, limited book exchange, kitchen with a staff that insists on cleaning up after you, supermarkets close, tea/coffee free self-service, laundry facilities, fantastic breakfast. You might be able to ask to sleep on the rooftop.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Odyssey Guesthouse" email="[email protected]" alt="" address="Abacihan Sokak. No:13" directions="There is a free city shuttle (8 am to 5 pm) from the bus station to Soma Garage, which is two blocks from Odyssey Guest House. Close to Red Basilica" phone="+(232) 631-3501" url="http://odysseyguesthouse.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="Single 45 TL, Double en suite 35 TL pp, Double shared 25 TL" lat="" long="">Located in the heart of Bergama's Old Town. Archaeological sites are easily walkable from Odyssey because it is at the foot of the hill leading to the Acropolis and one block away from the Red Basilica. Nice terrace, lounge areas, large book exchange, kitchen open for use, breakfast 7 TL, laundry, wireless in rooms.</sleep>
===Splurge===
 
*<sleep name="Hera Hotel" alt="" address="" directions="Ask to get to Istiklal Meydani (old center), and look for a sign near the Roman Bridge pointing the way." phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Double starting at 100 Euro." lat="" long="">One of the priciest in Bergama, with rooms to match. Lovely courtyard and terrace, incredible breakfast included. Free wifi. Rooms are each named after a Greek god. Newly opened in 2011.</sleep>
 
===Camping===
If you are really looking to save money and have a tent, it would likely be possible to camp just west of town near the Asklepion. There are plenty of fields, and it's only about 15 minutes from the center of town.
 
*<sleep name="Caravan Camping and Restaurant" alt="" address="Ataturk Bulvari" directions="on the right on the main road heading into Bergama from the west" phone="+90 232 633 39 02" url="http://www.caravancamping.net" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="39 ° 5'58" long="27°9'21">Campsite for motorhomes, caravans and tents with electric hook-up, water, bathroom and laundry facilities. Large restaurant attached.</sleep>
==Get out==
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