The Bergama Museum (Bergama
Muzesi), in the city center
on the main street (İzmir Caddesi,
has a front garden dotted with sculpture,
and clean and tidy interior galleries
holding artifacts from the excavations
of Pergamum's acropolis and asclepion.
It's open daily from 08:30 am to 12
noon, and 13:00 (1 pm) to 17:00 (5
You can't miss the model of the stupendous
Altar of Zeus from
the acropolis, the original of which
is now in Berlin.
Marble sculpture and
statues in the museum are of the Pergamene
school, which followed that of Aphrodisias.
The museum also protects finds from
the excavations at Allianoi, a
Roman spa town 20 km east of Bergama
discovered in 1999 and excavated in
The Bergama Museum is 7 km (4.35 miles)
east of the bus terminal (otogar) and
the north-south highway. Walk or ride
east along the main street and keep
an eye out for the institutional fence
of the museum's front garden on the
left, across the street from a BP fuel
From the Bergama Museum it's
a little more than one km (6.10 mile)
east to the Red
Basilica over level ground, and
5.35 km (3.3 miles) northeast to the acropolis,
3.5 km of it steeply uphill.