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Gaziantep Castle

City Center, Gaziantep, Turkey
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Ranked #11 of 21 attractions in Gaziantep
Type: Castles
Description: Undergoing Restoration. Closed to the public till the restoration is complete.
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Adana, Turkey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The castle sits in the heart of downtown with plenty to see and do in the area. It gives you a great feel for Turkish culture with shops, metal workers, food etc in the area. The castle is certainly a site to see but the only bummer for us was that it is undergoing a major restoration project right now... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Nice castle it is looking to the city over the hill Not clean Not reachable. Road marks are not good enough to reach castele

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Istanbul, Turkey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Claimed to be build 6000 years ago Castle of Gaziantep would be an iconic landmark of the city if restored and kept well. The castle is now in a terrible condition and some parts of it need reconstruction.

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Didim, Turkey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I really enjoyed myself here mainly because I have a strong interest in the Turkish war of independence of which Gaziantep played a key role. If you are not interested in history, there is still magnificent views over the city. The castle has been very restored nicely and effort has been made to ensure all exhibits have an English written... More

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Tarsus, Turkey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

It is very nice to walk on the top of this castle and view the old city around, with beautiful looking mosques, minarets, old hans and houses. The castle itself is nice enough. It is a very nice place to take wonderful photos.

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Kazan, Russia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

well restored and redecorated, statues reflecting old dates, also a museum to be visited. good panaroma of the city

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Gaziantep, Turkey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

http://www.discovergaziantep.com/gaziantep-fortress.html Thanks to link above, I decided to visit citadel. It worths to visit, and I advise to drink ppistachio teas around

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Vienna, Austria
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The old "Han"s and Basars in the city center are very beautiful, so take some time to stroll through Zeytin Han, Zincirli Bedesten, Tütün Han, etc. You can watch the production of beautiful copperplates, saddles, find a lot of antiques and just enjoy the atmosphere, maybe have some local coffee like Menengüc

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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120 reviews 120 reviews
43 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

I am sure this museum is very interesting to Turkish people for whom the war of independence was a pivotal event and one in which Gaziantep played an important role. But for the rest of us, the contents of the museum are likely of more limited interest. But it is worth seeing and it is in the center of town.... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

you can have a brief information about the city easily by travelling inside the castle, the renovation is not finished yet, they are still working. besides you can have good view of the city from the top ...

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