Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower)
Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower)
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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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Meowy
Montgomery, AL562 contributions
Sep 2022
I was told on multiple occasions that the clock tower is the most important site in all of Izmir and the symbol of the city. It is fairly close to the water front and the market area. The square itself is not that crowded, even on a Saturday, so you can easily enjoy the walk to and around the tower. It doesn't not take long to see or get to from the main hotels in town, so it is a nice little excursion.
Written October 7, 2022
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William P
Glendale, AZ1,334 contributions
Jun 2022
This beautiful clock tower is situated in a grand plaza across the street from the promenade along the seashore. It is also at one end of the main street to the bazaar. The bazaar itself is worth strolling through as all of the merchants have their wares on display both inside and outside of their stalls/shops. Prices seem to be a bargain!
Written June 29, 2022
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ecestafe
Genoa, Italy549 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
The clock tower is a beautiful piece of architecture mixed with history. The tower is in the center of a plaza that encompasses the entrance to the market, a beautiful mesquite and other nice buildings. The only problem is that the place is always crowded with locals and visitors fact that makes difficult taking pictures
Written June 11, 2022
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Alex
Hong Kong, China458 contributions
Jan 2020
A stunning clock with its interesting history
1. This tower is although short but gorgeous. No wonder it appears in a 500 lira banknote in Turkey during the 1980s.
2. The clock itself is a gift by the Germans, so not only ottoman architecture you can see, but a German clock itself too.
3. Anyway, remember to bring your camera and take more pictures. There is a mosque nearby and there is a great sea view over there. There is plenty of juice shops over there so in case you are thirsty, buy some juices.
Written February 12, 2020
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Mathis Simon
France1 contribution
Aug 2020
I equips the country today celebrated Turkey's history. İzmir is very cute and its people are very kind. The clock tower is located in the square and I take many photos of me here. I ate döner right next to it and it was delicious
Written January 19, 2021
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Elizabeth Jane P
27 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
A must see in izmir situated by the pier buzzing with activity and near government offices. A very photographed place. Locanters, shops and near transport. Ice cream sellers in little carts and birds being fed lots of places to see nearby taxis and parking plentiful..enjoy
Written August 26, 2020
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Malih D
San Diego, CA183 contributions
Aug 2018
Saat Kulesi is a historic clock tower in Konak Square in the center of Izmir, Turkey. The Levantine French architect Raymond Charles Père designed the Izmir Clock Tower. It was built in 1901 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Abdülhamid II's accession to the throne. The sultan actually celebrated his 25th anniversary by having more than 100 clock towers built in public squares throughout the Ottoman Empire.
Written December 23, 2018
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GeZeCeN
Izmir, Türkiye578 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
This is symbol of IZMIR in the center..and Historical Places..it was build 1901 architect Raymond Charles Péré ..
Written May 27, 2016
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Anh Arma'an
Sydney, Australia2,748 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
Saat Kulesi is one of the first things you think of when you think of Izmir. Situated in Konak Square this Ottoman era tower houses a clock which was a gift from the German emperor to the then Ottoman ruler Abdul Hamid II.

It is ornate and in typical late Ottoman style and it is a focal point in Konak. I have many memories of this tower from my youth as a child right through visits to Izmir as an adult. I always make the time to visit it.
Written September 2, 2019
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Aqua_Uomo
Toronto, Canada8,031 contributions
Mar 2022
Not Turkish built but still the benchmark of the city. It is a gathering place, get very crowded due to its location in the tourist area and close to bazaar.
It cant be missed while visiting Izmir.
Written April 5, 2022
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