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Castle of St. Peter, Bodrum City

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Really great value we found it very interesting and great value . If you go to the back of the castle and look out towards the marina you see three very large pirate ships which I believe we're in pir...  read more »
  • A maximum of 1 hour from the outside, it sounds like a feast of scenery. But once inside you can see how full it is. Comparison with examples from living today in history also and the images are going on to help you more comfortable and good grip. It is definitely worth to wander in the heat.
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  • Bodrum is a very nice place where you well also can relax. There are also very much to see, for example, an amphitheater, a great jeweler, where cheaper, processed with gold jewelry can be purchased, or also the bazaars where you can buy nice watches. Upon arrival, we saw this beautiful castle before we arrived in the port. The castle is really a very nice building, the Turkish flag was also to see. The building is beautiful and it has great charisma, just worth seeing, particularly because there's usually a nice weather in Bodrum. The muezzin sings, too. Much haggling in the bazaars. I had to adapt to me yet as Europeans it.
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