Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower), Izmir

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View the Ottoman-style tower that has come to represent the city at Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower). Built in 1901 to mark the 25th anniversary of Abdülhamid II's reign, the 25 m (85 ft) high tower was then gifted to the city by the German Emperor, Wilhelm II. Notice the Moorish themes of the iron-and-lead structure, and the four fountains that are aligned around the base. The town's prominent landmark rises from one of the main pedestrian spaces, Konak Square, so check out the surrounding shops or stop to feed the pigeons here. To visit Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower) on your holiday in Izmir, and find out what else Izmir has to offer, use our Izmir vacation trip planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Domestic/foreign tourists each from Izmir needs a Memorial. Picture-taking and birds feeding.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Nice place to stroll around with family, shops and restaurants nearby very nice to take pictures, clean place also mosque to pray for ladies aswell.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Feed for the birds in front of sold. Behind the clock tower kemeraltı begins. It's easy to go anywhere from here.
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  • Probably the best sight in Izmir. Don't reserve too kuch time for it.
  • It's a very nice building that gets lit up at night, which makes it even more picturesque. It is in the middle of a big open square, near the sea side.
  • Landmark of the city. A must. Some historic parts of the clock has been stolen during the post coup attempt protests. A pity.
  • Nice clock tower 25 meters high, in Konak square. One of the last structures of the Ottoman empire, since the beginning of the 20th century. Relaxing atmosphere, go for a walk. Recommended._
  • I saw more beautiful ones

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