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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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  • I don't know how this place made in surat al-of our ancestry, but we couldn't finish a restoration for years. Castle to vertebrae; in an inch, no life but to my knee in the middle of Sheep with bagels against cay Kilitbahir arbitrarily do really really really fantastic, absolutely recommended.
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  • the Castle already stands with all its glory crossing by ferry from Canakkale, you cannot leave without seeing, before the conquest of Istanbul has been thought out to the castle that will come through the Dardanelles to help bizansa, a formidable intelligence and tactics, for the same purpose during the war used, even today, it's like waiting to serve the same purpose, should be included in the list of the unesco cultural heritage is an important structure
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  • 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... 
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  • Tavsiye ederim.
  • 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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  • We couldn't get to the Castle
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  • It's a nice place. You can walk from the wharf.
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  • Does it matter enough
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