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Sinop Cezaevi

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Address: Gelincik Mah. yolu, Sinop, Turkey
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Alcatraz of Turkey

A famous prison changed to an open air museum. Many famous turkish writers and politicians lived there.

Reviewed December 12, 2016
Ahmet A
Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed December 12, 2016

A famous prison changed to an open air museum. Many famous turkish writers and politicians lived there.

Thank Ahmet A
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Reviewed May 27, 2016

It must be seen when you visit Sinop. You will tremble when you llearn how the prisoners, small children lived under very difficult conditions. You will also see tha ward the famous poet Sabahattin Ali had stayed gecause of political reasons and wrote many poems there.

Thank ESMAIstanbul
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Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the prison in Sinop. It was very interesting to see the place as if it had just stopped operating a few months before. Highly recommended site.

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Port Alberni, Canada
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Reviewed January 19, 2016

A recent trip to San Fransisco reminded me of my trip to this place. I don't know why I find prisons so compelling to visit. This one is worth the stop, particularly if your spending any time in Sinop.Hauntingly quiet and imposing. A Sinop must see.

Thank Planteroftrees
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Reviewed December 13, 2015

It was a prison, in those day, it is converted to a museum of prison, It was even scary, I recommend to every one to visit this as soon as possible that keeps people to make some worse things. Sinop Fortress Prison, (Turkish: Sinop Kale Cezaevi) was a state prison situated in the inside of the Sinop Fortress in Sinop,... More 

Thank MustangIstanbul
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed December 9, 2015

This is a fascinating place with a lot of history--but you'll have to dig out all the details yourself. Things are not well marked in English. It's a great place to wander around and imagine what it was like for the prisoners.

Thank travel-hawthorne
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed October 11, 2015

An interesting look at an eerie prison. The signage is all in Turkish so bring a phone with a translation app or just take in the atmosphere. This was still a prison less than 20 years ago so it's particularly fascinating and haunting.

Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed October 8, 2015

ı did not think that i was going to be effected so much, before i visited inside. While you are visiting the prison you are feeling that as if you are in the prison,after you finish your trip inside, you are feeling how important freedom it is..

Thank 98aaa
Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Sinop is in the north of the Turkey. It is a nice city and not crowded. You can find historical places and beach. Sinop is a good choice for a family trip

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Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Dramatic place. Once you visit, you understand importance of freedom! It is museum for showing people to prisoners' life

Thank Cmkry

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