Gaziantep Castle

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  • Address: City Center, Gaziantep, Turkey
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Mosque, River, Observatory, Castle, Historical Site, Statue, Family And Kids, Tower, Monastery

Sitting right in the middle of the city is the mysterious yet intimidating castle of Gaziantep. What was supposed to be just an observation tower in the Roman period eventually became a humongous structure that it is now. Its present form was given to it by a Byzantine emperor in the sixth century. 100 metres in diameter and 1200 metres in width, this castle has 12 towers and bastions. Highlights include:

  • Remains of baths, cisterns and mosques
  • The halls, the galleries and the corridors
  • The view of the river
  • Saint Nerses Church and the Barsavma monastery
  • A 75m deep well
  • Long winding hallways and beautiful statues

Gaziantep Castle Travel Tips

  • Restoration might be in progress. Call up the tourism office and confirm if the place is open for public.
  • Do not forget to bargain if you shop at the bazaar near the castle.

How to Reach Gaziantep Castle

  • Bus: OtobusDuragi@TislakiMh

  • Baklavaci Suat Usta
  • Yener Usta'ninYeri
  • Guner Pideve Lahmacun

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  • Gaziantep Castle Address: City Center, Gaziantep, Turkey
  • Gaziantep Castle Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Gaziantep Castle(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 02:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Gaziantep Castle: 02:30 Hrs
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  • 68.62% of people who visit Gaziantep include Gaziantep Castle in their plan

  • 90.91% of people start their Gaziantep Castle visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Gaziantep Castle

Monday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gaziantep Castle

People normally club together Medusa Cam Eserler Muzesi and Bakircilar Carsisi while planning their visit to Gaziantep Castle.

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