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“Impressive so much still remains”
Review of City Walls

Ranked #3 of 36 things to do in Diyarbakir
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Owner description: These four-gated walls were restored in 349 AD during the reign of Constantinus III of Rome, and they surround the old part of the city. They are also famed for being the second largest walls in the world after the Great Wall of China.
Reviewed April 5, 2013

It is impressive to see so much of the city wall still remains. At the beginning of the Republic they wanted to destroy it but luckily it is saved. If you go outside the wall from the Mardin gate you can take a nice picture. Also I would recommend to walk up the wall and look over the Hevesel Gardens and also to go inside the Mardin gate (especially on hot days). Make sure you do this on broad day, not in the evening.

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Amazing how they built this wall, most of it still in good shape and it can be found around the old city of Diyarbakir

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

We walked the length of the walls - an unforgettable experience. They're without question the city's greatest asset and reason enough in themselves to go there.

1  Thank Rosalind H
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

The City walls of Diyarbakır with it's 82 towers is the first in terms of the size and the hight of its towers and second in term of length following the famous Great Wall of China.

With four gates , the walls are almost intact believed first to be built around 3000 BC . The walls took its shape that has survived today around 396 AD during the reign of Constantinus and then later Emperor Justinianus.

The total length of the city walls is about 5,5 km , height around 12,m and the depth about 5 m in which you can find the old city and most of the attractions in Diyarbakır . There are many reliefs of animals, fruits and incriptions from around 26 different civilizations on the black bazalt city walls .

Today, Keci Burcu one of the 82 towers next to Mardin kapı, an eastern Roman tower believed to be built on an ancient temple of sun, is used as a cultural center and cafe where you can observe the beautiful gardens of Hevsel, ( the fruit and vegetable garden of the area since ancient times) and Tigris river from top. There is no fee to visit towers. You can observe the walls while walking in the old city ,

7  Thank aguvenis
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

the views, the history, the fact that locals got for a walk there

4  Thank traveller2007
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