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The 4th century Roman Obélisque d'Arles in the centre of the Place de la République is a symbol of the city, and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Roman and Romanesque monuments in Arles.
The 4th century Roman Obélisque d'Arles in the centre of the Place de la République is a symbol of the city, and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Roman and Romanesque monuments in Arles. The 15.26 m high plain granite obelisk stands on an ornamented pedestal with a fountain and a bronze lion sculpture at each corner.
Surrounding the square are the Mairie d'Arles (Hôtel de Ville or City Hall), St Trophime Church, St Anne Church, and Palais de l'Archevêché.
Place de la République, 13200 Arles, France
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The Cryptoporticus of Arles is a subterranean gallery comprising 3 U-shaped double, parallel tunnels with pillars, built by the Romans to create a stable flat base for the Forum which lies in a naturally sloping area
The Church of Saint Trophime, formerly a cathedral, is a 12th century Romanesque church noted for its Romanesque sculptures over the portal and in the adjoining cloisters
Closed for renovations until 2018
L'Espace Van Gogh is housed in the former hospital where Van Gogh was admitted during his stay in Arles after he cut off his ear partially
The Réattu Museum is a museum of fine arts housed in the studio of artist Jacques Reattu, that was built in the 15th century as the Grand Priory of the Order of Malta
The Baths of Constantine or North Baths date back to the early 4th century, and are counted among the best preserved Roman baths in France
The Roman Amphitheatre Arenes d'Arles is one of the major attractions in the city, dating back to 90 AD