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Cesme Castle

Castle in Çeşme, Türkiye

Introduction

History

  • 📜 Venetian Attacks: Çeşme was attacked by Venetians in 1472 and 1501, prompting the construction of the castle.
  • 🏗️ Construction: Built in 1508 by Mir Haydar, the governor of Aidin Vilayet, during the reign of Sultan Bayezid II.
  • ⚔️ Russo-Turkish War: The castle was bombarded by Russian fleets in 1770 and subsequently repaired.
  • 🌊 Seaside Fortress: Originally a seaside castle, it is now slightly inland due to alluvial deposits.
  • 🏛️ Tentative World Heritage Site: Became a Tentative World Heritage Site in 2020.

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Architecture

  • 🏰 Rectangular Plan: The castle has a rectangular ground plan with moats on three sides.
  • 🛡️ Bastions: Features six bastions for defense.
  • 🗿 Genoese Influence: Incorporates Genoese and Ottoman architectural styles.
  • 🔨 Repairs: Repaired after the 1770 bombardment during the Russo-Turkish War.
  • 🏯 Inner Citadel: Consists of two main areas, likely used for military and residential purposes.

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Museum Exhibits

  • 🏺 Archaeological Artifacts: Displays artifacts from the Bağlararası prehistoric settlement and the ancient city of Erythrai.
  • ⚓ Naval War Hall: Features exhibits related to the 1770 Battle of Chesme, including coins, personal effects, and weaponry.
  • 🏺 Amphora Collection: Showcases amphoras recovered from local waters, displayed in chronological order.
  • 🗿 Stone Artifacts: Includes larger statues, stonework, and gravestones from Roman times to the 19th century.
  • 💧 Castle Fountain: Recently restored Ottoman fountain located at the old main gate.

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Visitor Information

  • 🎟️ Admission Fee: ₺14.
  • 🕰️ Opening Hours: Open daily; summer hours are 08:00-19:00, and winter hours are 08:30-17:30.
  • 📍 Address: Musalla, 1015. Sk., 35930 Çeşme/İzmir, Turkey.
  • 📞 Contact: Telephone number is +90 (232) 712 6609.
  • 🗺️ Location: Located adjacent to Cumhuriyet Meydanı (Republic Square) at the west end of the high street.

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Events and Festivals

  • 🎶 Music Festival: Hosts the Çeşme International Music Festival.
  • 🎉 Local Festival: Venue for the Çeşme Festival.
  • 🎭 Cultural Events: Used as a center for various cultural and historical events.
  • 📅 Annual Events: Regularly hosts annual events that attract both locals and tourists.
  • 🎤 Performances: Features live performances and concerts during festivals.

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Nearby Attractions

  • 🗿 Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Paşa Monument: Located in front of the castle.
  • 🏛️ Çeşme Museum: Situated within the castle, featuring various historical exhibits.
  • 🌊 Chios Strait: Offers views across the strait to the island of Chios.
  • 🏖️ Beaches: Several beautiful beaches are located nearby.
  • ⛵ Marina: The Çeşme Marina is a short walk from the castle, offering dining and shopping options.

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Travel Information
📞   Phone: +90 232 712 66 09
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Musalla, 1015. Sk., 35930 Çeşme/İzmir, Türkiye

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