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Ayasoluk Castle

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Address: Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Turkey

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stunning structure located on a hill. didn't go inside but was amazed how this structure had a commanding influence on the town

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2016
Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

stunning structure located on a hill. didn't go inside but was amazed how this structure had a commanding influence on the town

Thank jlantern3
Bandar Lampung, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I love this castle, theres a lot beautiful flower around the gate, its was beautiful to take pictures. Theres not much to see inside the castle, and not so many tourists coming here.

Thank Ameilia21
Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We had to climb uphill from the Basilica up the Ayasoluk hill to get here. Sadly, we did not get to go in the castle as it was already closed. However, the view from above was stunning and breezy. We sat here enjoying the view before heading back down again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

I didn't get to go in (it was closing) but standing from the outside, it look majestic and somehow transport you back in time. Awesome open space and the commanding structure of the castle. Great view of Selcuk from the hill top!

Thank Addy68
East London UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Julie and I visited Ayasuluk on a hot day in February! Inspite of her crutch and my age (73) we managed the long climb, through St John's Church up to the citadel. We say just 8 people, so different from the crowds in September, my last visit. The views are amazing and the builders involved in the restoratin of the... More 

Thank mike1942EastLondonUK
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

It is a notable fortress and the info boards along with Wikipedia filling in the gaps will tell you all you need to know. Once again the Turkish government is putting a lot of lire into renovations and this magnificent structure will be even more impressive in the future. As it is, you can walk a lot of it, but... More 

Thank wazza2222
Islamabad, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I was unfortunate that I could not enter the castle because it closes at 3pm but the structure is impressive even from outside. The hill gives you a panoramic view of the town and the ambience is so relaxing. Be sure to visit in the second half of the day to avoid the crowds.

1 Thank Furqan84
Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I love a good castle and have been lucky to visit many over 30+ years but owing to being on a Bus Tour I only got to admire from afar ! When we first saw the castle on the way to Epheus I thought you beauty , it looks great but no !! We visited a carpet warehouse instead !!!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Selcuk is a fabulous place. A place where you will find borat, donkeys, a fabulous market full of inbreds and in da sky a magnificent castle. Now go towards the castle and you will see a turnstile and the stairway to heaven. 10lira cheaper than chips. Now enter a fortress full of ruins and work in progress by the turkish... More 

1 Thank maxmuzzano
Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Located just a few minutes walk from the town center. The castle is part of the ticket to St John's Basilica tour, but if you purchase the ticket from the Museum you can get a cheaper triple-combo ticket for all three attractions. Most of the castle has been restored, and currently the cisterns and some of the walls are closed... More 

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