The location of of the arch is very unique and important. Is located north from the Temple Of Zeus. In the picture you can see a little bit of the temple in the background. It is south of the Acropolis complex. But most importantly, it located on an ancient road that crossed most of Athens. When the Roman Empire Hadrian came into the city he ordered a gate to be made in his honor welcoming people. This is one of the many version that are giving as the reason the Arch was built.