Kizilkule, Alanya

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#3 of 21 in Museums in Antalya Province
Military Museum · Hidden Gem · Lookout
A 13th-century architectural masterpiece and landmark, Kizilkule is considered the symbol of the city of Alanya--as evidenced by its incorporation into the city's flag. Built in 1221 under the sultan's orders to protect the shipyard, the octagonal, Seljuk-style structure stands 33 m (108 ft) high and 12.5 m (41 ft) wide. The tower gets its name from the red brick used in construction, whose color remains bright and noticeable today along the coastline. Enter to see the museum housed within, which opened in 1979 and includes exhibits on the history of the tower, town, and heraldry. Plan to see Kizilkule and other attractions that appeal to you using our Alanya trip app.
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  • This is great if you lay bricks but fine for history buffs, you have to pay, but this also gives you entrance fee for the cave which in fact is a good walk away, but ticket valid for next day.  more »
  • The Red Tower is really nice to visit, I personally liked the most that you can walk along the walls that lead to the tower from the fortress (a small part) because it is impossible on the fortress...  more »
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