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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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  • Very valuable architectural and historical monument, but to "conquests" wants broad knowledge of Greek and European history ... I left excited ....
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  • I was in August for a day in Bodrum and had booked a tour of the castle with a local guide in English beforehand. Surprisingly Hat English I have to mention positively, but I would recommend rather to treat yourself to an audio guide. I'm generally a big fan of audio guides, because everyone can choose his own pace and often also its own route. We were GER unfortunately somewhat through the Castle, but we are honest - much inside limited there to see. Here's a photo, that photo and time course through the exhibition, or one of the towers. What's the great thing here is this stunning views of Bodrum, the port, the sea. Unique Laage so located in the port. That alone is worth the "rise" and the price and who is historically interested comes also at his own expense. There are class signs, information... I would give 5 stars if would be easy to see more of the origin, but it is and remains a "naked Castle". Who is on site - be sure to!
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  • A nice place to walk around. Informative walk in to find out what happened long before us. Wonderful views. Clean. Very nice place with historical atmosphere.