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Castle of St. Peter, Bodrum City

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Learn about fascinating archaeological finds from under the sea at Castle of St. Peter. Built in 1402 by the Knights of St. John, the castle is now used as the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. After a long history of attack without defeat throughout the 16th century, the castle was surrendered to a sultan during an attack in 1522. Today the museum is the largest of its kind, hosting artifacts of glass, bronze, clay, and iron. Check out the inside garden within the castle, move on to the tomb of a Carian princess from 325 BCE, and finally be amazed by the reconstructed shipwrecks from the 11th and 14th centuries. The castle draws visitors with a variety of interests--from ancient architecture, to Turkish history, to archaeology. It is also referred to as "Bodrum Castle" or "Petronium." Using our online itinerary creator, Bodrum City attractions like Castle of St. Peter can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It's a great place! Write a separate beautiful, distinct in the winter! But some of the new buildings took the old basement. It used to be that much more sweet. You can also type a lot of crowd! But still another location..
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  • If you are interested in a little while from Bodrum history will surely go on, and there's some history harikanfotogarf içşn frames and views. Outdoor space in the sculptures, eserker. If you want to take the whole thing, I'd say 3 hours reading
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  • Even if your interest in history, if you are not indifferent to nature; with its unique landscape dominated by the planet around happy.
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