Babakale Kalesi, Babakale

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Babakale Castle (Turkish: Babakale Kalesi, Ottoman Turkish: Hırzü’l-Bahr‎) is an 18th-century fortification at Babakale, Ayvacık, the westernmost point of mainland Turkey. It was built during the Ottoman era.
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  • It was very enjoyable to visit this castle at the western end of Anatolia. You can go up to the walls of the castle, where you can enter for a small fee, and the perfect Aegean view welcomes you and....  more »
  • Babakale is exactly the westernmost point of mainland Asia. It's a small village with a lot of flair. We visited the fortress, which was built by Mustafa Pasha in 1725, and while the outside is quite....  more »
  • There's nothing to see at all except amazing view.. visitors should be aware that they stand on the westernmost point of Turkey when they go there and i think that's the only special thing about this castle..
  • The western location of anatolia without any sign or touristic attraction there is an old castle with free entry not recommended to visit as it is.
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