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Kaleiçi, which is located in the district of Muratpaşa in Antalya, has been named Kaleiçi because it is surrounded by horseshoe-shaped sea and land walls. One of these walls is on the shore and the other on the land side. The towers, which are located every 50 meters on the outer walls, were founded by the Romans and developed by the Seljuks. If we say that there are traces of each period in every area of ​​Kaleiçi, we will not be wrong. Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman, such as every period has the finger in the development of Antalya and Kaleiçi.

Pergamon King II. The first settlement of Antalya, founded by Attalos, is today called Kaleiçi. It is possible to see the ruins of the city established between 159-138 BC.

Kaleiçi, which is one of the most popular places of Antalya which has a history of history, attracts attention with its historical houses and texture reflecting its period. Today, we can witness the walls of the city, the Hidirlik Tower, the Hadrian's Gate and the Clock Tower. The city built in the walls, of course, can meet all needs. Yivli Minaret, Keyhüsrev Madrasa, İskele Mosque and Karatay Madrasa are some of the works of the past.

Kaleiçi, which has the characteristic of being the gate of Anatolia to the sea throughout history, was taken under protection by the High Council of Real Estate and Monuments in 1972 due to its historical history. Moreover, he was awarded the Tourism Oscar by the successful restorations.

Antalya Kaleici (Old Town) Places to visit

If we list things to do in Kaleiçi, we will explore several museums, historical buildings and places to see. Apart from these, the most important factor that makes Kaleiçi Kaleiçi is the streets of Kaleiçi. Let's set out to visit Kaleiçi as soon as possible and enjoy it as soon as possible. Thus, we will have created a good Kaleiçi Travel Guide.

Antalya Clock Tower

We start our tour of Kaleiçi with the clock tower located on Cumhuriyet Avenue in the Kale Kapısı area of ​​Antalya. In 1901, II. In honor of Abdul Hamid, the clock tower of the Antalya Clock Tower, built on a bastion connecting the fortress walls by the Grand Vizier Kucuk Sait Pasha, is 14 meters above the ground. The clock tower was replaced with electronic watches in the 1970s, while the analogue clock system was previously available.

Hadrian's Gate

It is one of the magnificent buildings of Antalya. The gate, which the locals call the Three Doors because of its three eyes, was built in 130 AD in honor of the visit of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. During his visit to the cities of Pamphylia and Hadrian, he went to Antalya, which was called Attaleia in the Antiquity.

Suna İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum

The Kaleiçi Museum, which was purchased when it was about to be demolished, was restored to its present day with the public being restored. The Suna İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum of the Vehbi Koç Foundation was designed as an ethnographic museum that reflects the lifestyle of the period. In addition to the museum, you must also enter the church built on behalf of Aya Yorgi. In addition to the church structure, the museum's owner of the couple's collection of cultural and artistic works are exhibited.

Antalya Kesik Minare Mosque

Kesik Minareli Mosque, 8th Ottoman Sultan II. Bayezid's son, Sultan Korkut, is used as a mosque with the addition of a minaret. Therefore, the mosque, which is also called Korkut Mosque, was affected by a fire in Kaleiçi in 1898 and caused the burning of the wooden part forming the upper part of the minaret. The minaret of the structure, which lost its activity after the fire, was not regulated and its name remained as Kesik Minareli Mosque. Inside the mosque, there are artifacts found in excavations. However, the door of the mosque is locked and the works exhibited in the garden can be seen after the locked door.

Hıdırlık Tower

Hıdırlık Tower, located in the south of Kaleiçi, was built as a watchtower in the 2nd century AD. A total height of 14 meters, the bottom side of the square, the upper side is made in the shape of a cylinder. However, the tower has been in restoration since 2010 and it is only possible to see the tower from outside.

 

 

 

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