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Kilitbahir Castle, Canakkale

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Kilitbahir Castle is a fortress on the west side of the Dardanelles, opposite the city of Çanakkale, where there is a corresponding fortress, from which Çanakkale takes its name. The two castles were constructed by Fatih Sultan Mehmet in 1463 to control the straits at their narrowest point. Kilitbahir's name, meaning "lock of the sea", reflects this defensive purpose.
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  • Built in 1462 by Fatih Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror and used in the defence of the Gallipoli peninsula in 1915. Has undergone restoration and looks fabulous from the outside. Unfortunately it has yet t...  more »
  • A beautiful castle, but at the moment, not open for public. There is a small museum nearby, also in a former fortress, but only in Turkish and not that impressive...  more »
  • When walking and visiting these sites you feel very strange. All countries participated in the war lost so many soldiers. Very very young soldiers.  more »
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  • It was built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet. Kilitbahir Fort, is a word which means the sea lock. After the construction of this castle at castles, cutting down the throat due to Old Fortresses at Kilitbahir are committed. The distance between opposite the Castle-I Sultaniye and 1.200-1.250 URm.dir. Was built to control the Dardanelles, later expanded and included bastions with towers here. These are at the beginning of Sarıkule, Mecidiye and Namazgah ravelin are. The castle is a unique plan that do not occur anywhere. However, for some reason, the wall thicknesses is not strong enough to be measured with other castles in Canakkale. Clover plan. Are the inner and outer walls of the Castle, and consists of a 7 storey triangular Tower in the courtyard. Interior Castle 7 floors. For the first time later restored by Sultan Süleyman the magnificent in 1541, during the restoration works in the southern part of a tower at a surrounding wall of external (Sarıkule). The Castle, by Sultan Abdülaziz in 1870 restored a second time. The northern part of the original there is no outer sea wall today. (Canakkale City Portal)
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  • a very nice place. I went here when I was a kid. I hope you will have the opportunity to go again
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  • Due to the ongoing construction of the castle's restoration work we didn't visit, but because of the hot weather the most windy area I suggest you go to sürükli the day was windy 330 of the year
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  • The location of a castle to be seen.
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  • Part of the pleasure of Çanakkale, Locked from the Castle. Here you can drink your tea, you can eat fresh fish.
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Where to stay in Canakkale

Surrounding the fishing port of Çanakkale, guesthouses and hostels hug the waterfront. You'll find most of the budget hotels, restaurants, and bars lining the main street just behind the seafront, while the area a little bit north offers more expensive hotels secluded from the noise of the core. The closer you are to the main street, the closer you'll be to the transport and tour guide companies that many tourists use to see the nearby attractions. There are also a number of inexpensive hotels on the island across in the town of Eceabat, a direct ferry ride from Çanakkale, and also where you'll find the historic Gallipoli site.
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