Saat Kulesi Or Izmir Clock TowerCurrently Open
- Address: Kuleli Sokak, Izmir, Turkey
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids, Tower, Architecture
Saat Kulesi which means clock tower in Turkish is a historic clock tower is located in the iconic Konak Square of Izmir. Designed by Levantine French architect Raymond Charles Pere, this clock tower was built in 1901 to mark the 25th anniversary of Abdülhamid II's accession to the royal throne.
The clock of the clock tower was gifted by German Emperor Wilhem II. The clock tower has intricate decorations in classic Ottoman architecture. It is 25 meters in height and has four fountains placed around the base in a circular pattern. The columns are inspired by Moorish themes and form a beautiful structure.
The clock tower was depicted in Turkish currency which is proof of its popularity in the country.
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95% of people who visit Izmir include Saat Kulesi Or Izmir Clock Tower in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
82.15% of people start their Saat Kulesi Or Izmir Clock Tower visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Saat Kulesi Or Izmir Clock Tower
56.68% of people prefer walking in order to reach Saat Kulesi Or Izmir Clock Tower
Not just the tower and the mosque are great, but I would recommend to read the story behind the development of Izmir and Turkey. It is stunning that the city could preserve those monuments for such a long time.
Izmir Clock Tower (Turkish: İzmir Saat Kulesi) is a historic clock tower located at the Konak Square in the Konak district of İzmir, Turkey. The clock tower was designed by the LevantineFrench architect Raymond Charles Père and built in 1901 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Abdülhamid II's accession to the throne (reigned 1876–1909). The clock itself was a gift from GermanEmperor Wilhelm II (reigned 1888–1918). It is decorated in an elaborate Ottoman architecturestyle. The tower, which has an iron and lead skeleton, is 25 m (82 ft) high and features four fountains (şadırvan), which are placed around the base in a circular pattern. The columns are inspired by Moorish themes. The clock tower was depicted on the reverse of the Turkish 500 lira banknotes of 1983-1989. In the former Balkan provinces of the Ottoman Empire, particularly in present-day Serbian, Bosnianand Montenegrin towns such as Belgrade, Prijepolje, Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Gradačac and Stara Varoš, similar Ottoman era clock towers still exist and are called Sahat Kula (derived from the Turkish words Saat Kulesi, meaning Clock Tower.) ￼ Reverse of the 500 lira banknote (1983-1989) See also .................................................................................................................................................................
Very good location beautiful family place . Great to spend family time . Needs more cleanliness and better signs for directions
Izmir is well worth a visit. The clock tower and the nearby tiny mosque are the city centre and alway full of interesting people
Great place during morning and nights, the clock only stopped once since builded almost 120 years ago