Sinop Fortress Prison

Currently Closed
  • Address: Kaleyazısı, Cumhuriyet Cad., 57000 Sinop Merkez/Sinop, Turkey
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +90-3682616767
  • Ticket Price: 5 TRY
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Tour, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Prison

Sinop Fortress Prison - Review

Revisit the age-old history of Sinop by taking a tour of the Sinop Fortress Prison. It is located inside the Sinop Fortress and is said to be one of the oldest prisons of Turkey. Established in 1887, the prison was built to imprison the most famous criminals of those days. The most unique fact of the prison castle is its structure. It is surrounded by sea on three sides. It also had a juvenile prison. History says that the prison used to be guarded by 300 guards, giant gorillas and sometimes dragons as well. True or not, but the structure that has remained till today do deserve a visit. Later on, in 1997 the prison was closed down and it is now used as a museum.

Take a tour inside the prison to learn the history, hidden behind the thick high walls of the prison.

How To reach Sinop Fortress Prison by Public Transport

  • By hired car

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TripHobo Highlights for Sinop Fortress Prison

  • Sinop Fortress Prison Address: Kaleyazısı, Cumhuriyet Cad., 57000 Sinop Merkez/Sinop, Turkey
  • Sinop Fortress Prison Contact Number: +90-3682616767
  • Sinop Fortress Prison Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Sinop Fortress Prison Price: 5 TRY
  • Best time to visit Sinop Fortress Prison(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sinop Fortress Prison: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sinop Fortress Prison

  • 59.84% of people who visit Sinop include Sinop Fortress Prison in their plan

  • 35.48% of people start their Sinop Fortress Prison visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Sinop Fortress Prison

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

70% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sinop Fortress Prison

People normally club together Balatlar Church and Sinop Archaeology Museum while planning their visit to Sinop Fortress Prison.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Sinop Fortress Prison, Sinop Reviews

  • An old prison, now a museum. Everyone should, or in my opinion must, see this large historical prison, where many prisoners of thought, such as the well-known Turkish poet and author Sabahattin Ali, were kept. There's also a dungeon. If you happen to visit the northern regions of Turkey, make sure you also visit Sinop, where this historical prison is located.

  • Very impressive.

  • Old prison

  • Tarihi surlar arasina insa edilmis bu cezaevinde duvarlarin anlatacak cok seyi var. Pek cok unluye ev sahipligi yapmis cezaevi ayni zamanda Sabahattin Ali'nin "disarda deli dalgalar, gelip duvarlari yalar" dizelerini barindiran siirinin de yazildigi yer. Girisi ucretli. Bebek arabasi ile %80ini gezebilirsiniz. Cezaevinde cekilen bazi dizilerin setlerini gormeniz de mumkun.

  • Hakkında çok efsanelerin olduğu hala ürkütücü bir mekan. En çok ilgimi çeken; duvarlarında antik yıkıntı taşların, sütunların kullanılması, olumlu olumsuz bulan, eleştiren çok. Bence kalıcı bir sergileme olmuş.

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