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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 almost like an open air museum. I admire the preserved, with many from the civilization of historic beauty, admire the place. If you did not, you definitely lost a lot ...
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  • Must-see historic Ayos in Bodrum. Giving the right to all fortress music take your a couple of hours. The architecture of the Chapel, English Tower, Underwater Archaeology Museum, belongs to Ancient coins showing the economic conditions and the period remarkable comments. Are views from different points of the Castle watch and take pictures in pleasant time to spend. Will visit this place on hot days, my advice to be sure to have water with them.
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  • This is the top of the list place to visit. Take 2-3 hours. The underwater museum is inside the Castle.