Sinop Fortress PrisonCurrently 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Sinop Fortress Prison
59.84% of people who visit Sinop include Sinop Fortress Prison in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
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
70% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sinop Fortress Prison
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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.
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.