Marmaris Castle

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The most important building in the centre is the castle. The Castle was first constructed by Ionians. The preserved today was built by Ottomans in 1522. During the First World War I it was damaged by cannonball fire opened from French war ship.

A museum in the Castle was restored between 1980-1990. The entrance of the castle opens directly to the garden. From both sides of the courtyard, stairs climb up the walls. It is worth the climb to see the view from the castle. Two of the covered places are arranged as archeological a result of the excavation work done in Knidos, Burgaz, Hisarönü are displayed in those to salons and in the garden. One of the galleries is an ethnographical salon arranged as a Turkish House, and the other one is the room of the commander of the castle. Another Ottoman building in the city is Hafza Sultan Caravanserai built in 1545. Seven small rooms an done big room of the Cervanserai are allocated to gift shops. The historical shops in the market place which used to sell second hand goods are still in the shopping centre of the city.

 

Its open everyday 8:30 – 19:00

Enterance fee is 8 lira.