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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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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70 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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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43 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Sydney
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47 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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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53 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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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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