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Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower)

Konak Square, Izmir, Turkey
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Ranked #8 of 92 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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Ankara, Turkey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The city of Izmir had always a different atmosphere from other cities of Turkey. The locals are more relaxed, more cheerful, more easy-going, more European. Even Romans (gipsies) add lots of character to the city, offering flowers to the couples and fortune-telling in which they are experts! In the square where the Clock Tower of Izmir is, you can find... More

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Heidelberg, Germany
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I had an amazing experience when I discovered the surroundings of the Clock Tower. I was told this was one of the MUST see squares of the city, but I never thought the Clock Tower would gave me such an amazing experience. Thing is , is not only the Tower itself that like an old building is amazing, but only,... More

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Izmir, Turkey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The clock tower is centerally located in Izmir in Konak Square. It was gift from German Emperor and built in 1901 for Sultan Abdulhamit's 25th emperor anniversary. Architectural details are prominent. You may reach Konak Square by using Boat,Bus and subway. It is 100 meter walk away from Konak Seaport. You can observe the vibrant square and public rush. Behind... More

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Izmir, Turkey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Nothing to write home about, but in a pleasant area where you can pause, collect your thoughts and decide where to go next.

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Philadelphia,PA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Great public space, wonderful views and a must do stop while you enjoy a bite from any vendor on duty

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Springfield, Missouri
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

It is the nucleus of the boardwalk area. Great open viewing. A beautiful fountain sculpture works On the ocean side of sculpture. Great detail in architecture of tower.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We walked from where our cruise docked and it was hot. It was far and it is just a clock tower. We were disappointed to make that trek for just that.

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

One of the monuments I saw in Izmir was Saat Kulesi or Clock tower and it is very often of souvenirs you can get there. This tower is located in one of the squares in Izmir and it is very close to the bazaar. There are a lot of pigeons around it. It is very nice to sit on the... More

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Williamsburg VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Very interesting monument downtown Izmir close to the harbor. Tower is in the middle of a popular plaza (Konak Square), gathering place for intinerants like ourselves and for townspeople as well. Lot of activity there and close to harborside restaurants so you can stop for coffee or a meal, depending on time of day. We were there in May 2013... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We approached Konak square along the road that follows parallel to the sea, the road itself is very nice with kerb side gardens and cafes, as we entered the square the clock tower loomed high in the middle of the square just like an island in the middle of a lake, the clock tower itself is a beautiful monument in... More

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