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Excursions to the Far East and Black Sea Coast Sights

Urfa Kale (Urfa Fortress)

  • Military Site

Updated 11/25/2013

Fodor's Review

Apart from the two prominent Roman Columns, Urfa's castle is a motley collection of upturned stones, at the top of a lot of stairs. It's impossible to detect any one architectural intent here, probably because the fortress has been razed and rebuilt at least a dozen times since the 2nd century BC. Climb to the summit for a fantastic view of the city. The stairs down are more fun, as they descend through a tunnel cut from the rock.

Sight Information


Kale Cad., Şanlıurfa, Turkey


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Sight Details:

  • 4 TL
  • Daily 9–6

Updated 11/25/2013


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