Red Tower, Alanya

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#3 of 19 in Museums in Antalya Province
A 13th-century architectural masterpiece and landmark, Red Tower is considered the symbol of the city of Alanya--as evidenced by its incorporation into the city's flag. Built in 1221 under the sultan's orders to protect the shipyard, the octagonal, Seljuk-style structure stands 33 m (108 ft) high and 12.5 m (41 ft) wide. The tower gets its name from the red brick used in construction, whose color remains bright and noticeable today along the coastline. Enter to see the museum housed within, which opened in 1979 and includes exhibits on the history of the tower, town, and heraldry. Plan to see Red Tower and other attractions that appeal to you using our Alanya trip app .
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  • The entrance is very cheap-8 lire, visiting the tower and docks. In the Tower there is nothing unusual, but climbed up, has fantastic views. A lot of stairs, corners, walls. There will love everyone.
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  • Not for nothing is one of the symbols of the city, a major construction, felt story. And with it, really everything is thought out for defense. Necessarily being in Alanya to visit and climb to the top (see photo).
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  • Went here. Very beautiful, majestic, I liked it. Ideal for photo enthusiasts, and for fans to touch history.
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Where to stay in Alanya

The majority of the accommodations in the historical city of Alanya feature mid-range, three- and four-star hotels. Many of these offer all-inclusive, affordable packages along the coastline, which are generally within walking distance from the amenities, discos, and restaurants (or you can use the visitor-friendly bus system, which offers stops on almost every corner). Directly above the cape lies the old town, which presents a more authentic depiction of the city's heritage. Opt to stay here if you're looking for something a little less mainstream and a little more romantic, while still moderately priced. Building heights are restricted in the old town, guaranteeing uninterrupted views of the sea.
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