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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William P
Glendale, AZ1,329 contributions
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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Mohit
Noida, India333 contributions
To be honest, for a traveller's point of view, there is nothing much to see here. But just the historical significance of this clock tower dating back to King Wilhelm of Germany and the fact that it is considered as the pride of Izmir makes it one of the must visit landmarks in Izmir. The best thing is that it is very conveniently located in the heart of the city. Everyone coming to Izmir goes to Kemeralti and if you go there you simply can't miss this clock tower.

There is also a large square around it and the square is always bustling with local vendors with most of them trying to sell corn for countless pigeons who call the square their home. You can also have a beautiful view of Aegean sea from here. It's very calming to sit here on a sunny afternoon and just observe the entire city pass in front of you. In the constant chaos of a big city, this square acts as a calm reminder of the past.
Written January 10, 2020
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,084 contributions
The Clock tower stands in the middle of the Konak square, which is the sole center of Turkey's second biggest city. The clock is a present from German emperor Wilhelm II to his Ottoman colleague Sultan Abdulhamit from early 20c.
The clock itself is very decorative, made in Ottoman style, but highly disproportional to the square, as it's too small for such a big space.
Anyway, it's Izmir's prime attraction with many others close by, like the Kemeralti market place and Kordonboyu.
Written October 19, 2020
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ecestafe
Genoa, Italy544 contributions
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
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
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
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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
Istanbul, Turkey183 contributions
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, Turkey578 contributions
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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Armaan Sài Gòn
Sydney, Australia2,528 contributions
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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