Gaziantep Castle, Gaziantep
About Gaziantep Castle, Gaziantep
Gaziantep Castle, Gaziantep - Address
Address: City Center, Gaziantep, Turkey
Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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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 Information
- 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 by Public Transport
- Bus: OtobusDuragi@TislakiMh
Restaurants Near Gaziantep Castle
- Baklavaci Suat Usta
- Yener Usta'ninYeri
- Guner Pideve Lahmacun
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Gaziantep Castle, Gaziantep Reviews - Write a Review
The castle is not only a historical place, it is also kind of a museum. There are figures and explanations of the historical events in the castle. Entrance is free of charge. The only bad thing is you can not reach the top for a good view.
Very nice historical castle. Though it needs more attention and restoration
i wished that we can go inside the castle more...they only let you go inside the museum
Nice place but you cannot go to the top of the castle to see the city.
Good view with history.