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Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower)

Konak Square, Izmir, Turkey
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Ranked #9 of 90 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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Sydney
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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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Port Macquarie, Australia
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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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Izmir Province, Turkey
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143 reviews 143 reviews
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376 helpful votes 376 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The clock tower is set in a big open square which is always full of pigeons and old men selling pigeon food. I have noticed throughout Turkey that the towns clock tower is quite important and it is also a great meeting point when walking around the kameralti as there are plenty of signs giving directions to the clock tower.

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Famagusta, Cyprus
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised when I visited the clock tower. There's not much to see but the clock tower is a lovely architectural design. It's well worth a visit and you can feed the pigeons.

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Not visiting Konak Square with its Saat Kulesi it's like you've never been to Izmir. Maybe not the most exciting place you've ever seen, but still - a must see in Izmir!

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texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Not anything great but its a nice square to sit down and feed the pigeons before going into the flee market.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice clocktower in a great location on the square which is central to Izmir and the waterfront. I was pleasantly surprised at the ease of navigating the waterfront compared to other areas

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Actually there's not so much to see but you still should visit it. The iconic symbol of Izmir, very nice square with a lot of doves. Close to the market, Agora and Asansor and the atmosphere is great!

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Antalya, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The clock tower is a actually one location among many in Izmir. Izmir is one of the most organised cities in Turkey. Compared to the very crowded Istanbul and the less happening Ankara, Izmir can be the midpoint in the scale. Well kept streets, not so crowded metro and very open minded modern citizens and it's beautiful locations around would... More

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Algiers, Algeria
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

There isn't much to say about the Clock Tower, I mean, It's old and nice and it's THE place to take a picture and tag "Izmir" on social networks. It's situated in Konak which has a nice view of the Izmir bay and nice backstreets for cheap shopping. You can also find Bazars close by if you want souvenirs!

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