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Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower)

Konak Square, Izmir, Turkey
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Ranked #11 of 89 Attractions in Izmir
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: This elegant monument which was built in 1901, decorates Konak Square and has become the symbol of the city of Izmir.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Clock tower itself is quite usual and don't makes you feel like it's some ancient and significant thing. On the other hand, area around clock is well-performed. There are a lot of benches, park, some sculptures. As elswhere in Izmir there are not so many tourists, so you may observe a kind of local lifestyle here.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

nice place to play and take photos with pigeons, you can also enjoy local foods on cars but in the late evening . this place is the best place to prove your visit to izmir city.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The tower is in the centre of the city very close to loads of souvenir shops and of course Izmir old bazaar. you can visit all this area in a half day. I liked the tower itself as it was built by Eiffel the french architect.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The clock tower in Konak Square is used on almost every t-shirt, postcard, keyring etc from the city. It is not possible to enter but the square surrounding it is great for people watching. Read the tourist guides for the history of the tower.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The tower is situated on the large pedestrian square, between the seashore and the Kemeralti market, with lot of pigeons and some great opportunities for taking some nice pictures.

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Valdosta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This was a beautiful tower, and we enjoyed seeing it. It was very crowded around it, but people were great about moving away and letting others take pictures.

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It is ok to see it and walk around. Nothing special but just and square of city. Square a bit if concrete style but good mid point to go to Bazar or pier.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Great meaning for the city, though not as tall than expected. They sell souvenir replicas as a typical Izmir thing. Good pictures to take. Near the waterfront.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Konak Square is a lively place just across from Izmir Harbour holding this elaborately decorated circa 1900 clock tower by Charles Raymond Pere. Many people are out and about, walking morning or evening. There is also a very tiny beautiful mosque in the square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The clock tower was the one landmark that we really wanted to see and it was pleasantly set in a large tiled park surrounded by trees. The fountains were being cleaned so we didn't see them working. Worth the walk in the hot sun.

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