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Gaziantep Castle, Gaziantep

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Castle · Tourist Spot
Gaziantep Castle is a castle first built by the Hittite Empire as an observation point and later built into a main castle by the Roman Empire on top of a hill at the center of Gaziantep, Turkey, in 2nd and 3rd centuries AD. It underwent further expansion and renovation under Emperor Justinianus between 527 and 565 AD. The circumference of the round shaped castle is 1200 meters. The walls are built of stone and the castle consists of 12 towers.

The castle has been renovated numerous times and took its final shape in 2000. Today, the castle is used as the Gaziantep Defence and Heroism Panoramic Museum, and a documentary regarding the defence of the city against the invading French forces after the fall of the Ottoman Empire runs periodically.

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  • It was nice place , you should visit it , the ticket was for 8tl and you can also buy it with credit cars  more »
  • It’s free for academics/teacher and student. It’s on a small hill. You don’t exhaust climb the top. Through passage you can see some pictures about historical event of Gaziantep, especially about...  more »
  • It is very fantastic historical place. the castle of GAZIANTEP is the most popular and important place, it is in the castle located in the middle of the city surrounded by many shops of historic items....Gaziantep has nice weather which makes the city as tourist destination, Gaziantep antep is famous in pure natural items and fresh tasty pistachio. The pistachio in Gaziantep different story, don't miss the chance to go to this important place
  • The place has a nice story. You have to check the museum inside the castle. The castle itself is not super special but entering the museum feels like you entered a movie that shows the brave resistance that the Turks showed against the French colonization.
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